at 6.30pm on Tuesday 5th September, 2023
in The Kincaid Gallery,
The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
In this compelling account of the tragic events surrounding the Bluff Cove disaster in the Falklands War (1982), Kevin Kilmartin provides a never-heard before, bird's-eye perspective from his vantage-point of running a sheep-farm at Bluff Cove.
Educated at Ampleforth where he shared the History class with murdered Grenadier, Captain Robert Nairac, Kevin then studied Law only to be lured in 1978 by a taste for adventure to the Falkland Islands - and never leaving after which he has played a significant role in island affairs.
Used to hosting numerous military memorial visits to Bluff Cove which also has a renowned penguin colony, the events surrounding June 8, 1982, saw Kevin and his family trying to save stricken British service personnel, while in different circumstances the family were put under 'house arrest' by the Argentines.
In this talk Kevin will part reminisce and part consider what he sees as either military triumphs or mistakes set against a backdrop of being a Falkland islander in a time of war.
The talk starts at 6.30pm at The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum. The doors open at 5.45pm for drinks and nibbles.
Tickets for the talk are £20.00 per person or £17.50 for Friends of The RGJ (Rifles) Museum.
They can be purchased online https://shop.rgjmuseum.co.uk/evening-talk----tues-5th-sept-2780-p.asp
or over the phone 01962 828549 Monday -Friday 10am - 4pm.