This seems to be an opportune moment, the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War, to clear up a point. 'Over the Hills and Faraway' is a work of fiction, not an autobiography.
Although I have served in H M Forces I had left Her Majesty's employment long before the Falklands war kicked off.
That being said, I will be travelling to the National Memorial Arboretum, later this month, to pay my respects to those who went down to the Islands and never returned. I will also be thinking of those who went down to the Islands and came back.