King’s Lynn is to host a service of commemoration to mark 40 years since the start of the Falklands conflict.
The service will be held in Tower Gardens, exactly 40 years since the start of the conflict, on Saturday 2 April 2022. At 11am Mayor’s Chaplain and Parish Priest of All Saints Church, Rev Canon Father Adrian Ling, will lead a service of commemoration, followed by the laying of wreaths by the mayor and Royal British Legion.
Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Harry Humphrey, said: “Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982, sparking three months of fighting, which cost the lives of hundreds of British and Argentinian servicemen. The Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Parachute Regiment and the Special Boat Service played a key role in recapturing the South Atlantic islands – 7,000 miles south of the UK, with the war coming to an end on June 14, 1982.
“It is right to commemorate this event and I’m grateful for the support given by the Royal British Legion and our Civics team in organising it.”