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Press Release

Falklands 40th Anniversary Commemoration

Falklands Event 2022

17 May 2022

Falklands 40th Anniversary Commemoration

Fareham Borough Council would like to thank all those involved in making its Falklands commemoration event on Saturday 14 May so successful and also those residents who attended to pay their respects.

This special event marked the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands Conflict and was a fitting commemoration to the 255 British task force servicemen who lost their lives.

A new memorial plaque was unveiled at the Falklands Arch, by the Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Mike Ford, and Falklands Veteran, Derek Kimber. This plaque now been added to the arch to create a lasting tribute along with 40 hand-made Pale Maiden flowers, the national flower of the Falklands.

Special thanks go to HMS Collingwood for exercising their 'Freedom of the Borough' by marching through the town centre, accompanied by the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines. The Arms Drill Display and Drumhead Service was a touching spectacle to behold. 

Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward, said: “I wish to thank everyone involved in making this event to commemorate the end of the Falklands conflict possible. Hundreds of people lined West Street to watch the service and pay their respects to those who lost their lives. To hear so many stories from veterans who were there 40 years ago was an honour and to see the pride that the people of Fareham have for our armed forces was extremely moving. I would also like to thank HMS Collingwood and the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines for their magnificent display.”


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