Falklands War veteran Simon Weston OBE was in Hayes this week to talk about his experiences in the Army.

The 52-year-old, who this year was named the nation's most heroic figure in a poll, was invited to speak on Tuesday at a dinner put on by the Rotary Clubs of West Wickham, and Langley Park.

President elect at Langley Park Mike Martineau said 270 Rotarians and their guests “were captivated for over an hour by his often humorous anecdotes”.

He added: “He had clearly captured the hearts and minds of the audience.

“He was so approachable before and during dinner. It was an unforgettable experience for everyone there.”

Formerly in the Welsh Guards, Mr Weston sprang to prominence in the UK for his recovery and charity efforts after suffering severe burns while serving in the Falklands in the 1980s.

He is now a well-known media personality, campaigner, and political activist.