Forty Years on, the legacy of the Falklands War continues to show


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(Merco PressIn the 40th anniversary year of the Falklands War, Derek Twigg writes just how the legacy of the war continues to impact Islanders and Veterans 40 years on, and what the future holds for the Islands. 

On the 2nd of April 1982, Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands. Three days later, on the 5th of April, a UK task force set sail to recapture the Islands and restore freedom to the Islanders.

25,984 UK Armed Forces personnel took part in the liberation of the Islands, of whom 255 paid the ultimate price. In addition, three civilian Falkland Islanders were killed during the war. Following several weeks of intense fighting, Argentine forces surrendered on the 14th of June 1982, a date that has since been known in the Falkland Islands as 'Liberation Day'.

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Published: Monday, April 18, 2022

Last Updated: Monday, April 18, 2022

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