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Falklands 40

On Sunday the 12th of June, the sun shone on the Staple Hill community who came out to remember the Falklands War 40 years on. Residents were joined by dignitaries and local organisations to commemorate the end of the Falklands War and remember those that fell during the conflict with Argentina.

The service which had been organised by the Staple Hill & District Branch of the Royal British Legion was well attended and saw a service led by the Staple Hill Salvation Army with participants from other service organisations, veterans, South Gloucestershire Council, local Member of Parliament Jack Lopresti as well as others.

''On behalf of my members, I wanted to thank everyone who came along and took part in our service of remembrance. It is important we remember those who fought and those who returned home injured, mentally and physically.

The Falklands War is still relatively recent and it was an honour to hear some of the memories shared by veterans and their families at the service.'' Branch Chairman, Ian Campbell

Following the service, refreshments were taken in the Bean Tree Cafe where veterans were able to chat and share their experiences of the Falklands as well as other times spent in the armed forces.

The branch would like to extend its thanks to everyone who attended the service. In particular we would like to thank the Staple Hill Salvation Army and the Staple Hill Salvation Army Band for leading our service.

Images from the service can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the button below. Thank you to Andy Bly for his photography skills on the day.


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