Factfile on.......... The Sir Galahad
A 3,270 ton Round Table class landing ship logistics (LSL), the Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel was launched in 1966.
It entered the Falklands War on April 6, 1982, leaving Devonport Naval Base before arriving in San Carlos Water on May 21.
Three days later, a 1,000 pound bomb was dropped on it, but did not detonate.
On June 8, it was sunk while unloading soldiers in Bluff Cove. A total of 48 soldiers and seamen were killed.
Of the dead, 32 were Welsh Guards and among the wounded was Simon Weston OBE, who was badly burned and became famous for his charity work.
A replacement ship entered service in 1988, carrying the same name and pennant number.
APPEAL: (top) Bricklayer’s Arms licensee Catherine Jackson (left) and regulars with a photo of Alun Walker at a Help For Heroes fundraiser last year. They are raising cash for a headstone for Mr Walker’s unmarked grave. ABOVE: The stricken Sir Galahad, on which Mr Walker was injured.
INJURED: Simon Weston