Saturday, 6 April 2013

‘Action in Falklands changed my life’

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A Bermudian Royal Navy sailor was one of the first of the Senior Service to see action in the Falklands War, which started 31 years ago this week.Daniel Little — then a young communications specialist on HMS Alacrity — was on board when the first shots were fired at the Argentinian troops that had invaded the South Atlantic islands owned by Britain.And Mr Little, one of two Bermudians known to have seen action with the UK Task Force sent to retake the Falklands in 1982, said the experience of coming under hostile fire had changed his life.He said: “When I got back to the UK, I swore I’d never complain about anything again. When we were raising our four daughters, I frightened myself because I realised that experience meant nothing I could encounter would deter me as a parent or as a man.“Nothing would faze me because I had already looked at death. It changed me that way. I might have complained once or twice since then, though.“But it really made me appreciate the short time we have and the tentative nature of life.”Read More HERE

Thank you for your service Daniel.