Soldiers of the SAS have been involved in many conflicts since the regiment’s inception in the midst of the Second World War. When Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982, it would not be long before the SAS was once again tasked with fighting for Britain.
Mark Aston was involved in many extraordinary contacts during the Falklands War as part of D Squadron 22 SAS. When his unit’s Sea King helicopter crashed, Aston was one of only nine survivors. Yet, his desire to continue the fight would see him defy orders and re-join his unit.
In this amazing talk, Mark Aston and Stuart Tootal will discuss the Falklands campaign and the actions undertaken by members of the SAS.
About the speakers
Mark ‘Splash’ Aston spent a lifetime in the Army, serving for 39 years in all. Joining the Glosters, as a teenager, he passed selection in 1978 and joined the Mountain Troop of D Squadron, 22 SAS, the only squadron involved in direct action against the Argentine forces. He finished his career as the SAS RSM at the Parachute School.
Stuart Tootal is a former Army colonel, a bestselling author and currently a global head in the corporate security sector. His exceptional military career has seen him serve in Northern Ireland and the Middle East.