City charity thanked by Falklands widow

Two members of the Portsmouth and Medway Clearance Diving Team at HMS Vernon with the 250lb German bomb which was dredged up at Albert Johnson Quay. On the left LS(D) M O'Learey with some of the high explosive content of the bomb and AB C Carr with the fuse

THIS WEEK IN 1981: Dredger brings up unexploded bomb

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THE WIDOW of a courageous Paratrooper killed in the Falklands War has thanked a Gosport charity for letting her retrace her loved one’s final steps.

The Falklands Veterans Foundation (FVF) sponsored and arranged for Jay Hyrons to visit the spot her former husband, Lance Corporal Gary Bingley, died.

He was killed in the Battle of Goose Green in May, 1982. He was section leader in D-Company with Second Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, and was posthumously awarded the Military Medal for his heroism.

Jay, who raised more than £1,000 for Combat Stress, said she was grateful for FVF’s help.