Tickets still on sale for Falklands talk

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TICKETS are still available for a charity evening where a Falklands War veteran will speak about his wartime experiences.

Kevin Porter, then a young tactical radio operator, kept a journal during the conflict which has been turned into a book.

Fearless – the Diary of an 18-year-old at War in the Falklands, charts his experiences during the war and afterwards, when he struggled to come to terms with what he had been through.

The charity evening is being held by the Mayor of Gosport, Councillor Linda Batty, to raise money for good causes including the brain injury charity Headway, and for equipment at Queen Alexandra Hospital to help sufferers of Crohn’s disease and colitis.

The event is on December 14 in the council chamber at Gosport Town Hall at 6.30pm.

Tickets are £5 including canapes, and entrance will be via the door opposite the Discovery Centre from 5.45pm.

Tickets are available from the Mayor’s PA on (023) 9254 5202.