Falklands veteran tells tales of survival at Gosport charity night

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MOVING stories from the Falklands War will be told by a veteran who survived the conflict to fundraisers in Gosport next month.

Sailor-turned-author Kevin Porter will be recounting his time as an 18-year-old tactical radio operator during the 1982 conflict.

He will read extracts from his new book Fearless – The Diary of an 18-year-old at War in the Falklands, which was based on his war diary as a teen.

It charts his experiences during the conflict and afterwards, when he struggled to come to terms with what he had been through.

Mr Porter will be speaking at the charity evening held by Councillor Linda Batty, Gosport’s mayor.

The event is on Thursday, December 14, at the council chamber in Gosport Town Hall at 6.30pm. Entrance is via the door opposite the Discovery Centre from 5.45pm.

Tickets are £5. Cash raised will go to brain injury charity Headway. For details or tickets, call 023 9254 5202.