Flag-raising ceremony in Plymouth marks Falklands 40th anniversary

The flag of the Falklands Islands was raised over Plymouth Hoe and will remain in place until after Armed Forces Day.

A Falkland Islands flag raised to mark the end of the 1982 conflict will remain in place until the end of the month, to honour the courage and commitment of those who served.

Anniversary memorial events took place across the UK yesterday to mark 40 years since the end of the Falklands conflict.

In Plymouth, hundreds of people gathered to mark the anniversary with a flag-raising ceremony on the Hoe.

The Falklands flag and the Union Flag were raised together in the city to honour the people of the Falkland Islands, the fallen and all those who served in the conflict.

The Falklands Islands flag will remain in place until after Armed Forces Day at the end of the month.

A short ceremony was held, attended by The Rt Hon Gavin Short, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands, and military representatives from HMS Raleigh, 3 Commando Brigade and veterans of the conflict.

Head to our Falklands 40 page, where you can find our memorial wall, as well as more Falklands stories, videos and podcasts.