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Newark and Sherwood District Council holds event to mark 40 years since end of Falklands War

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To mark 40 years since the end of the Falklands War, Newark and Sherwood District Council will be holding a special anniversary event honouring those that fought in the conflict.

The event, which takes place on Tuesday, June 14, at 2pm, will include a flag-raising ceremony outside Castle House in Newark followed by light refreshments.


The event is an opportunity to recognise the sacrifices of those who 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 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.”

Any veteran, reservist, or serving member of the Armed Forces, or a family member of one of these categories, who would like to attend the event, should email transformation@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk by Tuesday, May 24.

Please provide your name, the number of people attending with you, along with which category of the Armed Forces family you fall.

Any special dietary requirements should also be included within the email.

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