THREE veterans of the Falklands War will share their experiences at a special talk to mark the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict at a Test Valley museum.

The lecture, called Operation Corporate, will take place at the Army Flying Museum at 7pm on Thursday, April 7 and will see broadcaster and aviation historian, Paul Beaver, talk to an expert panel from three different cap badges about their time during the war.

Paul said: “It seems scarcely credible that the Falklands war is 40 years ago, but there’s still quite a few of us around that remember those momentous events in the South Atlantic.

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“We’re bringing people together here at the Army Flying Museum, with representatives from the Royal Marines, REME and Army Air Corps.”

Continuing the series of the Middle Wallop based museum’s popular programme of 'lockdown lectures', Paul will talk to Brigadier (Ret'd) Nick Pounds from the Royal Marines, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Philip Piper from the Army Air Corps, and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Ian Corroyer from the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers.

The evening will also be live streamed on the Museum’s website, as well as open to a limited in-house audience.

Afterwards it will open to a Q&A session for both live and online audience members.

A curry supper is also available from the Apache Café at 6pm, however, those wanting to eat will have to place their orders for the curry by Sunday April 3.

Tickets to attend in the Museum are available for £10, which includes a glass of wine or soft drink, the curry supper is available for £7.50.

The event will be available on catch-up directly afterwards on the museum’s website.

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