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Simon Weston OBE

Falklands Hero and Outstanding Motivator

Simon Weston OBE is a Falklands hero and outstanding motivator. His story has been well publicised having been the subject of three major BBC documentaries: Simon's War, Simon's Peace and Simon's Triumph, as well as being a "victim" on This is your Life. He co-founded a charity, The Weston Spirit, now established in Liverpool, Cardiff and Newcastle. In addition, he has many other charity commitments including active support of the Royal British Legion, and the Royal Star and Garter Home.

"Simon's life is an example of great personal triumph and courage"

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In detail

Simon joined the Welsh Guards, and before forming part of the Falklands Task Force, served in Berlin, Kenya and Northern Ireland. In 1982 Simon was aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Galahad when it was attacked and destroyed by Argentine aircraft. The horrific burns which he suffered have required a series of operations which continue to this day. His life is an active one, having learnt to fly and is a highly proficient saloon car-racing driver.

What he offers you

Despite these injuries and the physical and mental suffering which they caused, Simon Weston's life is an example of outstanding personal courage and triumph over adversity. He is a well known broadcasting celebrity and hosts his own show on BBC Radio Wales.

How he presents

Simon Weston's presentations are powerful, frank and moving. He inspires audiences with his experiences, told with wit and charm.


He presents in English.

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  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Accepting Change
  • Taking up the Challenge for Now and the Future
  • Liking the Person you are - Enjoying Living in the Skin you Have
  • Awards


  • 2007
    The Falklands War: A Day-by-day Account from Invasion to Victory (with Marshall Cavendish)
  • 2004
    Simon Weston: Moving on
  • 1992
    Going Back: Return to the Falklands
  • 1989
    Walking Tall (Autobiography)


  • 1992
    OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List
  • 2002
    Freedom of the City of Liverpool
  • 2003
    Appeared in the Top 100 Merseysiders list
  • 2004
    Honoured as one of the top 100 Welsh Heroes

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