Museum’s Falklands event

EXPLOSIVE A selection of gun barrels at the Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower
EXPLOSIVE A selection of gun barrels at the Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

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EXPLOSION!, the Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport is to host a special ‘Falklands Day’ to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the conflict.

There will be a unique opportunity to hear the full story of the Falklands War, meet several veterans and see many of the air and naval weapons used during the conflict.

The event on Saturday, May 12 begins at 11am with a presentation, introduced by Falklands hero Commodore Jamie Miller in the Conference Hall.

More than 20 veterans and experts will tell the full story with first-hand accounts of the conflict, supported by various documents, pictures and exhibits.

The museum has also developed an interactive weapons trail in the form of an iPhone application.

This interprets the various air weapons deployed in the Falklands which are displayed in the museum galleries, including the remains of a Sea Dart missile from the ill-fated HMS Coventry. The Falklands Presentation is free for all visitors, although advance booking is recommended.

Standard charges will apply for entrance to the museum galleries, but will be free to veterans wearing their Falklands medal and half price for their families.

More information on this and other events can be found by visiting explosion.org.uk.

Event organiser John Roberts said ‘This special event provides an excellent opportunity to learn all about that fierce conflict from a large group of Falklands veterans and naval warfare specialists. Uniquely the museum has all the different types of naval and air weapons deployed in that conflict. The Falklands veterans have a strong local connection to Gosport and we are pleased to be hosting such an event at the museum.

‘We hope that the event will be both informative and interesting for all those who attend.’