Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands Islands.
In 1982, members of the British Forces deployed to the South Atlantic and fought to recover the Falkland Islands, liberating British citizens from Argentinian invasion and rule.
After 10 weeks of fierce fighting, which sadly resulted in 255 British Military Personnel and three Falkland Islanders being killed, the islands were liberated on the 14th of June 1982.
Veterans of the campaign and their families, bereaved family members, and civilians who supported the Armed Forces will come together for a commemorative event at the National Memorial Arboretum today.
On the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, we will remember all those impacted by the conflict, including those of our own families and local communities.