John joined the navy in 1967 and served in the Falklands War as Chief Petty Officer and marine engineer on HMS Brilliant. The ship was the only one of his group which set sail for the Falklands to return to Plymouth. He describes his career which led to his posting on HMS Brilliant, which he joined as a newly promoted Chief Petty Officer. A brand-new ship, he had responsibilities for fitting out, and later for major repairs following an air attack. John finally returned to the Falklands after many years and realises how important the war had been to the people living on the Falkland Islands.


Educational Resources

WW2 D-Day veterans
WW2 Convoy veterans
Our Secret WW2
The Korean War
WW1 War recordings