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Falklands commemorates British landings

Acting governor joins islanders and veterans in remembrance of 31st anniversary of the day the British Forces landed on the Falklands.

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Wreath to be laid by the South Atlantic Medal Association.

A large crowd has gathered at Blue Beach cemetery to mark the 31st anniversary of the day the British Forces landed on the Falklands in their campaign to liberate the islands from Argentine occupation.

Led by members of the clergy, the service in the cemetery - which is located next to the shores of San Carlos waters - was attended by a large number of Falkland Islanders and representatives of the British Forces both past and present.

In his welcome to the gathering, the vicar of Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley, Revd Dr Richard Hines said the purpose of the service was to remember those who gave their lives at sea, on land and in the air during the Falklands War, especially those involved in the landing operations in San Carlos waters:

These men died in the cause of justice, freedom and peace. Inspired by their example, let us resolve to live our lives worthy of their sacrifice.

Published 22 May 2013