District Council remembers those that fought in the Falklands WarPosted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
To mark 40 years since the end of the Falklands War, Newark and Sherwood District Council held a special anniversary event honouring those that fought in the conflict.
The event, which took place on Tuesday 14 June, included a flag raising ceremony outside Castle House in Newark, a minute silence and speeches from Deputy Leader and Armed Forces Champion of Newark and Sherwood District Council Councillor Keith Girling and Chairman Councillor Sue Saddington.
The event was an opportunity to recognise the sacrifices of those that fought and defended our nation during the Falklands War.
The conflict lasted 74 days and was the first British military action since the Second World War that utilised all elements of the Armed Forces. Sadly, 255 British personnel lost their lives.
Deputy Leader and Armed Forces Champion of Newark and Sherwood District Council Councillor Keith Girling, said: “The armed forces play a vital role in the district and we are forever grateful for the service they provide in protecting our country.
“It’s seems right that we remember those that fought in the Falklands War 40 years on, and honour, the sacrifices made to defend our nation.
“We’ll continue to do what we can to support those in the armed forces both in our district and in our workforce enabling them to have the care and backing when they need it most.”
As part of the ceremony, there was a prayer said by Rev Chris Lion.