On the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War, a South Tyneside soldier is remembering his fallen comrades.
David Bell, North East Secretary of the Royal British Legion, was a member of the 1st Battalion Scots Guard during the conflict.
He witnessed a number of major battles, fighting through the night during the Battle of Mount Tumbledown.
He also helped rescue injured soldiers after British vessel the Sir Galahad was bombed by Argentina.
Sergeant Bell was one of the last soldiers to leave the Falklands Islands after the war.
He remembers celebrating the end of the conflict with a bottle of Newcastle Brown - the ale was the first thing shipped to the soldiers after Argentina surrendered.
Looking back at his time in the Falklands, Seargeant Bell said: "It's a part of my life and I want to remember it.
"I want to remember my friends who died there. They deserve our thanks."
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