Episode 5 of the RNA podcast, ‘Dit On!’, is available to listen to on our website now. This week we welcome Jonty Powis, the navigator of HMS Conqueror during the Falklands War, who talks us through the days before, during and after the sinking of the Belgrano in the South Atlantic.
A Royal Navy veteran with 32 years of service, much of which was spent on submarines, Jonty left the Navy in 2006 as a Commander. 39 years on from the conflict, his account reflects upon the emotional toll of being on submarine patrol, knowing this patrol would take you into active combat, and the various ways people responded to such circumstances.
You can listen here: https://royal-naval-association.co.uk/podcast/