British troops in Falklands

On the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, we remember all those impacted by the conflict.

On 14 June 2022 veterans of the campaign and their families, bereaved family members, and civilians who supported the Armed Forces came together for a commemorative event at the National Memorial Arboretum

Event highlights

Highlights from the Falklands 40 Commemorative Event on 14 June 2022
Hosted by Sir Max Hastings, the event featured a live link up with the Falklands Islands for the two-minute silence, as well as a fly past and an address from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Attendees bowing their heads during the two-minute silence for the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War
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Attendees bowing their heads during the two-minute silence for the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War
Members of the Armed Forces attending the Falklands 40 event
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Members of the Armed Forces attending the Falklands 40 event
Falklands veterans at the National Memorial Aboretum to mark Falklands 40
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Falklands veterans at the National Memorial Arboretum to mark Falklands 40
Boris Johnson meeting members of the Armed Forces
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Boris Johnson meeting members of the Armed Forces
Chinook helicopter flypast at the NMA
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Chinook helicopter flypast at the NMA
Bugler playing The Last Post in front of the Armed Forces Memorial
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Bugler playing The Last Post in front of the Armed Forces Memorial
Marines of 40 Royal Marine Commando raise the British flag on West Falkland after the Argentine surrender

The Falklands War

Lasting 74 days, the Falklands War was the first military action since the Second World War that utilised all elements of the Armed Forces, with 255 British personnel losing their lives.
How the conflict unfolded

Help us commemorate the Service and sacrifice made by Britain’s military and civilian populations during the Falklands War.

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