Falklands War remembered

June 22 2022

Veterans from the Falklands War joined the ceremony. Picture: Andy Bly

 Veterans from the Falklands War joined the ceremony. Picture: Andy Bly

RESIDENTS and representatives from community organisations joined veterans at a ceremony in Staple Hill to remember the Falklands War.

The commemoration at the war memorial in Page Park was held on June 12, two days before the 40th anniversary of the end of the conflict in which 255 British military personnel, three Falkland islanders and 649 Argentinian personnel were killed, following an invasion ordered by the South American country's military dictatorship.

The service was organised by the Staple Hill & District Branch of the Royal British Legion, led by Staple Hill Salvation Army with participants from other service organisations, veterans and political representatives.

RBL branch chairman Ian Campbell said: 'It is important we remember those who fought and those who returned home injured, mentally and physically.

"The Falklands War is still relatively recent and it was an honour to hear some of the memories shared by veterans and their families at the service."