Warfare in News

Posted on Monday 21st May

A service was held yesterday at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to dedicate a memorial to the 255 British servicemen who died in the Falklands War in 1982.

The UK's last airworthy Vulcan bomber led a flypast along with other aircraft used in the Falklands, which was watched by veterans and families at the memorial, which has been designed to reflect the landscape of the islands.

The memorial was commissioned by British veterans' organisation the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982. The site features a 7ft curved wall of Cotswold stone, along with 2 benches and several granite plaques, one of which is engraved with the names of 3 British islanders who lost their lives as a result of British naval bombardment of Port Stanley on 11 June 1982.

The NMA is home to around 200 memorials in total.

Further Reading

Falkland Islanders at War

Only £14.99

Falkland Islanders at War

by Graham Bound

Falkland Islanders were the first British people to come under enemy occupation since the Channel Islanders during the Second World War. This book tells how islanders' warnings were ignored in London, how their slim defences gave way to a massive invasion, and how they survived occupation.
While some established a cautiously pragmatic modus vivendi with the occupiers, some Islanders opted for active resistance, using banned radios to transmit intelligence and confuse the Argentines. Others… Read more...

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