A SENIOR officer who died aboard the HMS Coventry will be remembered at a special service this week.
Lieutenant Commander Glen Robinson of Mirfield was among 19 casualties when the destroyer was attacked during the Falklands War thirty years ago.
He was chief gunnery officer on the Coventry which was struck by an Argentine missile on May 25, 1982.
Falklands veteran David Pinder has organised the service at St Mary’s Church in Mirfield at 11am on Friday.
He said: “Although it’s a general memorial for those who died during the war, it’s specifically in honour of Lt Com Robinson.
“Members of Glen’s family will be coming up from Devon for the service and his brother Glen will be reading a poem which was written by their mother at the time.”
All are welcome at the service.
Lt Com Robinson was the second most senior British officer killed in action during the war, behind Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Jones of the Parachute Regiment.