British guardsman served with 2nd Bn Scots Guards during Falklands War, 5/1982-6/1982; missing on Falklands Islands, 6/1982-8/1982
REEL 1 Aspects of period as guardsman with 2nd Bn Scots Guards in GB, 1981-1982: reasons for joining army; attitude to selection for regiment; ceremonial duties in London; relations with fellow guardsmen. Recollections of operations as guardsman with 2nd Bn Scots Guards during Falklands War, 1982: briefing for operation; attitude to participation in conflict; reaction to aftermath of air attacks on Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram in Bluff Cove; initial reaction to Battle of Tumbledown, 12/6/1982; night advance; guardsman hit by grenade; volunteering as stretcher bearer; work as stretcher bearer; Argentinean snipers shooting at stretcher bearers; reaction to sight of casualty; nature of casualties; picking up casualties.
REEL 2 Continues: effect of explosion; scattering of stretcher party. Recollections of period missing on Falklands Islands, 6/1982-8/1982: wandering around; discovery of body parts; conditions; fatigue and disorientation; question of hallucinating; scavenging for supplies; reaction to Argentinean corpses; finding farmhouse; memorial service in Lancaster, GB; reaction of press and fellow soldiers to his return to unit. Aspects of period as guardsman with 2nd Bn Scots Guards in GB, 1982-1983: treatment by unit members on return to GB, 1982; attitude towards unit and army in general; attitude towards label of deserter.
REEL 3 Continues: Aspects of period as civilian after leaving 2nd Bn Scots Guards in GB from 1983: life after leaving army; question of attitude towards military service; return to Lancaster area; prior recollection of scattering when stretcher party shelled; further details of attitude towards military service; question of how fellow soldiers saw and treated him.