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Service to commemorate anniversary of Falklands War


Residents are being invited to join veterans as they commemorate the anniversary of the end of the Falklands War.

A poignant service will be hosted by Clacton Royal British Legion (RBL) and Tendring District Council (TDC) at Clacton War Memorial on Friday, June 14, at 11am.

Established by Clacton RBL twelve years ago, the service will include the Last Post, prayers, a reading of the Falklands Epitaph and the laying of wreaths.

It will mark the 42nd anniversary of the end of the ten-week conflict, which saw British Forces liberate the Falkland Islands following an Argentinian invasion in 1982.

The service will be led by the Rev Mark Mulryne with a reading by TDC Chairman Dan Casey.

Councillor Casey, who is also President of Clacton RBL and the council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “We always have a strong turn-out for services and acts of remembrance in Clacton – and it was heart-warming that so many attended to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day last week.

“Members of the public are again being invited to attend the service, alongside veterans and forces’ organisations, to pay tribute to those who fought in the Falklands.”

Clacton’s war memorial is situated in the town’s seafront gardens, off Marine Parade West.

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