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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help us publish an important piece of naval history and celebrate the bravery and dedication of RN clearance divers in the Falklands' War


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Pledge £10 or more, give us your address, and we will send you Bernie Bruen's 'Keep your Head Down" when its published in April 2019.

Will you help us publish this important piece of naval history and celebrate the bravery and dedication of a team of clearance divers at war? In the Falklands' War Commander Bernie Bruen and a handful of young men are called upon to confront the unimaginable dangers of making safe live ordnance in the freezing South Atlantic waters and in the guts of wounded ships. Toe-to-toe with lethal weaponry and with the fate of 100s of lives, the ships and the islanders in their hands, they stand to their duty and ‘volunteer’ their lives to save others. 'Keep Your Head Down' is Bernie Bruen’s story of those exceptional days. Drawing on his diaries and letters home and poetry written in the time between actions, it is a tragi-comical story of bravery and stoicism. As friends of Bernie’s we feel it our duty to see Keep Your Head Down reach the audience it deserves, but we need your help to do so. Will you pledge a minimum of £10 or more towards the cost of printing and distribution? You may choose to add £2.95 for postage and £7.50 for overseas postage.

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    • Tony Sexton

      Tony Sexton

      Jun 16, 2019

      Look forward to reading this


    • Terry Settle

      Terry Settle

      Jun 16, 2019

      Great guy, Bernie looked after me in the Red Sea


    • Kevin B

      Kevin B

      Jun 14, 2019

      good luck look forward to reading it.


    • John Curd

      John Curd

      Jun 14, 2019

      Its time your exploits were known by all. Ex Invincible 1982.


    • Kevin Badham

      Kevin Badham

      Jun 13, 2019

      Good luck


    • Anonymous


      Jun 12, 2019


    • Alan Jackson

      Alan Jackson

      Jun 12, 2019

      An honour and a pleasure to assist with this project 👍🏻


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    David Hallmark

    David Hallmark


    I am an old flat mate of Bernie Bruen's and have never forgotten his generosity, bravery and sense of adventure. Neither of us is growing younger and, now that's he's living in modest circumstances, his story, and that of his team, should be honoured.

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