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The Falklands War: 35 Years Later

A service marking the anniversary has taken place to remember the 255 British personnel and three civilians killed in the 1982 conflict.

The Falklands war started on the 2 April 1982, when Argentine forces launched the invasion of the Falkland Islands.

The Argentines mounted amphibious landings, with the invasion ending with the battle and final surrender of Government House.

Thirty-five years later, a service marking the anniversary has taken place at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to remember the 255 British personnel and three civilians killed in the 1982 conflict.

Sarah Montgomery, Managing Director of the National Memorial Arboretum, said:

“Our Falklands Memorial is tremendously important as so many of the men killed in the conflict have no grave. It serves as a restful space for contemplation for their families, comrades, and friends.”

The names of each of the 255 members of the South Atlantic Task Force killed in the mission to liberate the islands are carved on the national Armed Forces Memorial at the Arboretum.

The following video is an extract from the live broadcast of the Falkland Islands Broadcasting Service on this day 35 years ago:

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