Saturday, May 12, 2007
Falklands veteran Les Harper is one of just ten ex-sailors invited to join HMS Exter as she sails into London next weekend to mark the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War. HMS Exeter is the last of the 1982 task force warships still in service and Mr Harper, of North Park, Cardigan, will join her in Gravesend in Kent for the final leg of her voyage into central London.
HMS Exeter (D89)Mr Harper, now aged 61, was a weapons engineering artificer onboard HMS Exeter during the conflict and will be rejoining her for a commemorative passage with soome old shipmates. Mr Harper, who works at Qinetiq, Aberporth, said: "I didn't enjoy the Falklands but it will be interesting to be back on the ship."