Falklands

Falklands 40: Veterans gather for Fitzroy memorial service

On this day in 1982, supply ships Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram were bombed in the waters off Fitzroy while Welsh Guards waited to disembark.

A memorial service at Fitzroy in the East Falklands has been held to remember those who died in the Falklands conflict.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of the people of the Falkland Islands, 40 years to the day since supply ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram, were bombed in the waters off Fitzroy while Welsh Guards were waiting to disembark.

Fifty crew and soldiers lost their lives in the attack by Argentine jets.

Forces News was able to livestream this Fitzroy Memorial Service event on the Forces News Facebook page and will also be livestreaming the following services this month:

Sunday, 12 June at the HMS Glamorgan Memorial Service, Surf Bay.

Tuesday, 14 June, the Royal British Legion Commemorative Event being held at the National Memorial Arboretum.