27th May 2022, 15:53
Published by GBC News
Gibraltar played by a vital role during the Falklands conflict - including the re-fitting of the hospital ship, the SS Uganda.
Sitting in Dockyard no.2, the former educational cruise liner had to have a flight deck and helicopter platform installed, fittings for replenishment at sea as well as wards and operating theatres - in just 65 hours.
She would spend a total of 113 days out at sea, admitting 730 casualties of war, and carrying out 503 surgical operations.
Ros Astengo spoke to Mark Trasler who delivered a lecture at the John Mackintosh Hall marking the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands conflict
He served on board Uganda, and spoke about his experience.