In 2022 we mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands Conflict. The Royal British Legion will be commemorating this important milestone with a special event held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Tuesday 14th June. Falklands 40 will recognise the service of the 30,000 sailors, marines, soldiers, airmen and merchant mariners who served in the Falklands War, along with the many civilians who supported the Task Force and remember the sacrifice of those 255 British personnel who lost their lives.
In the afternoon, there will be a commemorative event centred around the Armed Forces Memorial. This will feature veteran testimony from key points in the conflict as well as the Act of Remembrance.
On the morning of the event there will be an opportunity for unit associations to conduct intimate commemorations at their respective memorials within the Arboretum. We are currently considering how we might conduct this aspect of the day, but are working on the principle that it should be led by members of the Regiment and Association who deployed during the conflict. Please contact the RAA (see below) if you would like to be involved.
The RBL's Falklands 40 is set to be a very special occasion, commemorating the conflict that ended 40 years ago.
Veterans of the Falklands Conflict, their families and participating civilian organisations are invited to attend the event of the 14th of June at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
All those wishing to attend must register through their appropriate association, this is a ticketed event. Registration is now open and if you wish to attend please email the Royal Artillery Association – Cas.firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that all names are submitted before the registration window closes in late April.
E-tickets will be issued to individuals closer to the event. Doors will open at the NMA from 0900 with the central Act of Remembrance Service taking place at 1330.