Simon Weston CBE

Falklands Hero and Outstanding Motivator

Simon Weston's 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 across the UK.

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

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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


He presents in English.

How he presents

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

Books & Media

  • Nelson at Sea
  • The Falklands War: A Day-by-day Account from Invasion to Victory (with Marshall Cavendish)
  • Simon Weston: Moving on

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. In addition, he has many charity commitments including active support of the Royal British Legion, and the Royal Star and Garter Homes.


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.


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Annual Members Conference

Simon Weston delivered everything required and was a great success. He told his compelling story with clarity, honesty and a lot of humour. He was uplifting and inspiring.

European Freight Distribution Co.

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