Watch: 1982 memorial services live from the Falklands

Forces News is livestreaming memorial services from the Falklands from today, to remember those who were lost in the Falklands war, 40 years on.

The memorial services will be available to watch in full exclusively via the Forces News Facebook or YouTube channel. (Full details on which memorial service will be available on which platform below).

Here’s how you can take part virtually:

Today Wednesday 8 June

Fitzroy Memorial Service, East Falklands.

Wreaths will be laid on behalf of the people of the Falkland Islands, 40 years to the day since supply ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram, were bombed in the waters off Fitzroy while Welsh Guards were waiting to disembark.

Fifty Guards, ships’ crew and soldiers lost their lives during the event, but together we can remember them.

The service will be held at 14.55 UK time (10.55 Falklands time).

Watch live, exclusively on Forces News Facebook page.

Sunday 12 June

HMS Glamorgan Memorial Service, Surf Bay.

Wreaths to be laid on behalf of the people of the Falklands Islands, to mark four decades on from the day 14 sailors died on HMS Glamorgan when she was hit by an Exocet missile.

The service will be held at 16:15 UK time (12.15 Falklands time)

Watch live, exclusively on Forces News Facebook page.

Tuesday 14 June

Royal British Legion Commemorative Event, National Memorial Arboretum.

Veterans will come together to remember the key moments in the conflict, those who served and those who supported the Task Force, including merchant mariners, dock workers and civilians.

An act of remembrance will be shown from the 1982 Cemetery in Port Stanley – the event narrated by journalist Max Hastings, who reported from the Task Force in 1982.

13:30 UK time (09.30 Falklands time).

Watch the whole event live, exclusively on Forces News YouTube channel.

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