40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALKLANDS WAR
Plymouth will be marking the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, with a series of commemorative events. During Plymouth Armed Forces Day (25 June) there will be a dedicated Veterans parade during the afternoon, finishing on the Hoe. Veterans are invited to join this parade, please contact Chris Jones for more details, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a flag-raising ceremony taking place on 14 June 2022 at 11am on The Belvedere, Plymouth Hoe, hosted by SAMA (82) Devon & Cornwall. Following the ceremony, there will be a small reception in Elliot Terrace for Veterans, with the Lord Mayor of Plymouth. In the evening from 7.30pm, there will be a concert held at The Minster Church of St Andrew, with a Drumhead service and the Royal Marine Band.
The Falklands War started on 2 April 1982 and lasted 74 days. It marked the first time since the Second World War in which all elements of the Armed Forces were utilised. 225 British personnel lost their lives, seven ships were lost to enemy action and nine aircraft were shot down. The 14 June 2022 will mark 40 years since the end of the conflict.