Falklands: Bramley Park service will remember 40th anniversary of conflict

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Bramley War Memorial. Photo: Philip McConnell

By Shanai Dunglinson

Bramley War Memorial is hosting a remembrance event in honour of the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict next Friday (10 June). 

The war began on 2 April 1982 and ended on the 14 June 1982. The impact of the undeclared war is still felt by relatives and survivors 40 years on and will be commemorated in a remembrance service lasting 30 minutes followed by a two-minute silence at the War Memorial in Bramley Park, starting at 10.45am.

Around 30,000 British troops were deployed to the islands on 2 April 1982, with 255 losing their lives in the conflict. The fallen 255 British soldiers will be honoured next Friday, as well as the countless families and veterans also effected by the mental and physical toils of the war. 

The event is organised by The Friends of Bramley War Memorial – the same group who raised money to ensure a memorial existed in West Leeds to commemorate the many men and women from Bramley, Rodley and Stanningley who have given their lives for the nation.

The war itself lasted 74 days after Argentinian forces attempted to forcefully take control of the Falkland Islands, a group of islands located off the coast of Argentina which are still under British control.

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