Warfare in News

Posted on Monday 2nd April

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands Conflict.

To commemorate the anniversary, a short service of remembrance will be held at The National Memorial Arboretum this morning, led by Revd Vic Van Den Bergh, the Arboretum's Honorary Chaplain. For more information about the history of the NMA, click here.

The Falklands Flame will be lit today and will continue to burn for 74 days to represent the duration of the conflict. Visitors will have the opportunity to use this to light their own candle of remembrance until 14 June.

Further Reading

The Yompers

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The Yompers

(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Ian Gardiner

'Yomping' was revealed by the journalist Charles Laurence in 1982 as the word which the Royal Marines used to describe carrying heavy loads long distances on foot. Given the intense public interest in the dramatic events then unfolding in the South Atlantic, it caught on and is now in common usage. The Yompers is the first account to be written by a company commander who fought in the Falklands War. Called to action from their… Read more...

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