Hundreds of veterans who served in the South Atlantic during the Falklands Conflict will gather, alongside families of those who served, at the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday 2 April for a service of Remembrance.
The commemorative service, to mark the 35th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, is being organised by the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 (SAMA 82). It will start at midday alongside the South Atlantic Medal Association Memorial, which features rocks from the islands, and is dedicated in Remembrance to those of the South Atlantic Task Force who were killed during operations.
The service will be conducted by Reverend David Cooper and wreaths will be laid on the memorial. Reverend Cooper served with the 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) during the conflict, where news broadcasts carried footage of the field burial service he conducted for the eighteen British soldiers that were killed in the Battle of Goose Green.
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