Peace and Reconciliation at the College
Horacio Benitez, an Argentine veteran of the 1982 Falklands conflict, and OP writer and journalist Mike Smith (60-65) featured in a BBC World Service radio broadcast on 31 March. They were interviewed by Kati Whittaker at the Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel at the College, together with the school’s Chaplain Rev. Neil Jeffers.
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The programme, entitled ‘The Pity of War’, is in the Heart and Soul series of radio broadcasts. Benitez, who was a 19-year-old conscripted soldier during the war, is believed to be one of only two Argentine war veterans to have visit the chapel, built in honour of the British combatants who lost their lives in the 1982 war. Benitez visited the Initiatives of Change centre in Caux, Switzerland, in a spirit of healing and reconciliation, shortly after the war.