A former Royal Marines commando from Suffolk has published his second book detailing his experience of the Falklands War.

Ipswich man Terry Barnes has penned 'The Falklands War - From Peace to Conflict' about his experiences with 40 Commando Royal Marines.

He said: "40 Commando Royal Marines gets little or no coverage during the Falklands war.

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"Many historians dismiss the unit as only playing the bland role of brigade reserve.

Ipswich Star: Terry Barnes with his bookTerry Barnes with his book (Image: Submitted)

"This was not the case. My concept in this new book is to give personal accounts by myself and individuals from, or attached to, 40 Commando Royal Marines and our adversaries from the Argentine Marines during Operation Corporate, 1982 (The Falklands War)."

The book gives an insight into Mr Barnes' childhood in Ipswich and his training at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Devon as a 16-year-old.

In August 2022, the EADT featured the launch of Mr Barnes’ first book, which featured details of his life as part of the specialist unit from 1979 to 1987, including his time serving in Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Belize.

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He wrote the autobiography in part to dispel myths and stereotypes surrounding former military personnel, particularly that they were very rigid and inflexible.

He demonstrated that flexibility by going back to university to study sports science before spending 23 years as a lecturer at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.

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His latest book also gives details about his return home from the Falklands on board the P&O SS Canberra, which was used as a troop ship during the conflict, as well as some details which may 'shock' readers, including his forthright views on the performance of the Welsh Guards.

The book is available as an e-book and in paperback from retailer Amazon.

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