Armed Forces personnel deployed to the Falklands paid tribute to the service personnel who died defending the Falkland Islands 14062022 CREDIT MOD Crown Copyright.jpg
Armed Forces personnel deployed to the Falklands paid tribute to the service personnel who died defending the Falkland Islands at a Liberation Day service (Picture: MOD).
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Liberation Day: Military mark end of Falklands War 40 years on

Liberation Day commemorates the end of the occupation of the Falkland Islands by Argentina in 1982.

Armed Forces personnel deployed to the Falklands paid tribute to the service personnel who died defending the Falkland Islands 14062022 CREDIT MOD Crown Copyright.jpg
Armed Forces personnel deployed to the Falklands paid tribute to the service personnel who died defending the Falkland Islands at a Liberation Day service (Picture: MOD).

It has been 40 years since the war in the Falkland Islands came to an end.

Held every year on 14 June, Liberation Day commemorates the end of the occupation of the islands by Argentina in 1982.

Islanders gather at Christ Church Cathedral to mark the occasion with a thanksgiving service, followed by wreath-laying at the Liberation Monument and a military parade. The day is a public holiday in the south Atlantic islands.

Forces News is today livestreaming memorial services to remember those who were lost in the Falklands conflict, 40 years on.

The Royal British Legion commemorative event at the National Memorial Arboretum on Tuesday 14 June will be livestreamed only on the Forces News YouTube channel where you can watch the whole event live.

The UK continues to have a military presence in the Falklands, centred at RAF Mount Pleasant, while also working with non-NATO ally Argentina on alliance missions.

Across the military community, people have been paying their respects on social media.

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