Videos tagged with falklands war

BOMB EXPLODES ON HMS ANTELOPE Part 2 Falklands War

BOMB EXPLODES ON HMS ANTELOPE Part 2 Falklands War

On May 23rd 1982 Warrant Officer John Phillips and his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott were called to HMS Antelope to defuse two 1,100 pound (500 kg) bombs...when one exploded.... In his emotional story John Phillips describes his near death experience, losing his colleague James, his left arm and abandoning ship, finally ending up in Ajax Bay in a makeshift hospital. (Part 1 of this story also on StoryVault)

DEFUSING A BOMB ON HMS ARGONAUT Falklands War

DEFUSING A BOMB ON HMS ARGONAUT Falklands War

A mere day after arriving in the Falklands Bomb disposal Sergeant Major John Phillips and his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott were tasked to HMS Argonaut which had been hit by 2 bombs. He he remembers how he got from the ship he was on the Canberra to the Argonaut and that when he saw the bomb, it was actually a British make...

HEADING TO THE FALKLANDS WAR Bomb disposal team

HEADING TO THE FALKLANDS WAR Bomb disposal team

Bomb disposal Sergeant Major John Phillips had already dealt with defusing hundreds of unexploded bombs until he was tasked to head out to the Falklands on HMS Canberra with his colleague Staff Sergeant James Prescott. He talks about the equipment he needed to take with them (2 tons of it!) and how scarily no one really knew what they were heading into...

HMS COVENTRY ATTACKED Part 2 Falklands War

HMS COVENTRY ATTACKED Part 2 Falklands War

On 25th May 1982, one of Argentina's National days, HMS Coventry, accompanied by HMS Broadsword was ordered to take up position in Falkland Sound to act as a decoy to draw away Argentinian aircraft from other ships at San Carlos Bay. But Coventry was attacked...and David Wood was onboard. Here he describes the aftermath, abandoning ship, and how what happened will never leave him.

HMS COVENTRY ATTACKED Part 1 Falklands War

HMS COVENTRY ATTACKED Part 1 Falklands War

On 25th May 1982, one of Argentina's National days, HMS Coventry, accompanied by HMS Broadsword was ordered to take up position in Falkland Sound to act as a decoy to draw away Argentinian aircraft from other ships at San Carlos Bay. But Coventry was attacked...and David Wood was onboard and only metres away from where the bomb hit...