Today marks the 40th anniversary of the ceasefire in the Falklands War. The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Helen Whitcroft and her escort Madison Whitcroft laid a wreath at the War Memorial outside the entrance to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on behalf of SHBC, to pay our respects to all those who were impacted by the conflict.
Cllr Whitcroft said: “It was an honour to lay a wreath today to pay our respects to all those who were impacted by the Falklands War. It is important we remember the bravery and sacrifice of all those who fought in that war, including those who paid the ultimate price.”
Lead Member for the Military Covenant, Cllr Adrian Page said: “The Falklands War is a significant part of the history of our country. It is fitting that Surrey Heath pays tribute to all our service men and women, and to recognise their professionalism, commitment and achievements during this war.”
Veterans of the Falklands campaign and their families, bereaved family members, and civilians who supported the Armed Forces will come together today for a commemorative event at the National Memorial Arboretum. This event can be watched live on the Royal British Legion’s website or Facebook page from 2.45pm.
This will include a live link to the Falkland Islands at 3pm so that this Act of Remembrance can coincide with the Act of Remembrance taking place at the 1982 Cemetery in Port Stanley (11am Falklands local time).