Falklands

In pictures: Armed Forces pay tribute to veterans of Falklands conflict

The UK Armed Forces paid tribute to veterans of the Falklands conflict at a commemoration at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA).

A series of commemoration events have taken place across the UK to mark four decades since the moment when the Falklands War concluded with a British victory.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and defence ministers joined veterans of the conflict to say thank you for restoring the freedom of the communities of the British Overseas Territory and to remember all those who fell.

The Royal British Legion hosted the large-scale event at the NMA – the focal point of commemoration in the UK – with hundreds of veterans and families attending as acts of remembrance were carried out. 

Prime Minister Johnson, who spoke as military helicopters carried out a flypast, said the "greatest tribute" to those who had laid down their lives was that the Falklands Islands had since "thrived in peace and freedom".