1st Battalion Welsh Guards
Anthony from Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan was born on 8th October 1962.
He died aboard Sir Galahad when it was bombed at Fitzroy on 8th June 1982.
Anthony and I went to primary school and secondary school together. He joined the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards a week or so before me. I have many many fond memories of us growing up together In the little village of Llanharry. 40 years have passed since that horrific day when we were hit on the RFA Sir Galahad, However it seems like yesterday. I was actually talking to him moments before we were hit. Just having the crack and a bit of a joke and I was told to get back to my area by one of the senior NCOs of support company. This actually saved my life I’m sure. Growing up with Anthony (affectionately known as Baldy) was an adventure to the very end. Sadly gone but never forgotten
Stephen H Dobbin (Dobbs)
Like to say you are never forgotten you lived your short life to the full and died a hero RIP my old mate.
I went to the same school as Anthony Keeble. He was born 12 days before me. I cannot say that I had the privilege of knowing him, but I still remember.
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In 2022, as part of the 40th Anniversary commemorations, geographical features were identified and named after the fallen of 1982. KEEBLE ISLAND is westernmost of 2 tussac islands in Shell Bay, at the entrance to Adventure Sound, East Falkland.
It is in position
52° 05′ 39.27″ S, 058° 58′ 13.07″ W