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Liberation Day: Adapted Ceremony Marks End Of Falklands War Anniversary

Falkland Islands flag.

The Falkland Islands has marked the 38th anniversary of the end of the Falklands war.

A virtual remembrance service was also streamed online in place of the usual gathering at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel.

Wreaths were laid at the Liberation Monument in Stanley and the Cenotaph in London, which was boarded up to protect it during recent protests.

Events for Liberation Day have been reduced because of coronavirus restrictions.

Every year, 14 June marks Liberation Day - commemorating the end of the occupation of the islands by Argentina in 1982.

It marks the day UK forces advanced on the capital, Stanley, and Argentine troops fled.

On 2 April 1982, Argentine forces landed on the Falkland Islands and assumed military control, invading South Georgia Island the following day.

The UK launched Operation Corporate - tasked with regaining the British territory in the South Atlantic.

Liberation Day remembers the more than 250 British troops who lost their lives in the 10-week conflict.

The UK continues to have a military presence in the Falklands, centred at RAF Mount Pleasant.