Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Simon Weston Falklands Life Story Interview….
Simon Weston OBE is a former British Armysoldier who became well known throughout the United Kingdom for his recovery and charity work after suffering severe burn injuries during the Falklands War.
Mr Weston has become a hero to our Vets who fight for our freedom.
Simon tells Belfield his incredibly brave, inspiring and moving story….
Weston was born in Caerphilly District Miners Hospital in Caerphilly, Wales.
He was brought up by his mother, Pauline and adoptive father, ‘Lofty’. His biological father served in the Royal Air Force alongside his mother.
Simon lived in Singapore and Nocton Hall in Lincoln before returning to Nelson at the age of around six/seven.
He has one older sister and three stepbrothers. At the age 14, Weston was given a police caution when he was caught as a passenger in a car stolen by his older friends.
He joined the Welsh Guards in 1978 at the age of 16 at the insistence of his mother, after he “got into bother”.
He served in Berlin, Northern Ireland, Kenya and later being deployed to the Falkland Islands.
Recorded 2008 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio