Falklands 1982

Falklands: Veteran recalls sinking of HMS Coventry 40 years on

Chris Howe, a petty officer on HMS Coventry, spoke to Forces News – readers may find some of the topics discussed upsetting.

Forty years ago, HMS Coventry was attacked by Argentinian jets during the Falklands conflict.

As a result, 19 died – with enemy jets also striking SS Atlantic Conveyor on the same day.

Chris Howe was a 25-year-old Petty Officer on HMS Coventry and was badly burned in the attack.

He spoke to Forces News about that traumatic day aboard the Royal Navy destroyer.

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