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The Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War.

Tuesday (June 14) was the 40th anniversary of the end of the conflict, and Chatteris people chose to remember all those impacted by the war.

The veterans of the campaign and their families. Bereaved family members and civilians who supported the Armed Forces.

Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397251)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397251)

The Falklands War lasted 74 days and was the first military action since WWII to utilise all elements of the Armed Forces.

In all 225 British personnel lost their lives of whom: 86 Royal Navy; 124 Army; 27 Royal Marines; six Merchant Navy; four Royal Fleet Auxiliary; eight Hong Kong Sailors; Along with three civilians.

Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397239)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397239)

The service held at the War Memorial at 11am was lead by branch chairman Anne Wells.

The Falklands Hymn was read by Jane Lake.

A wreath was laid by Caroline Hopper, along with a stem of three poppies for the three civilians who also lost their lives.

Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397263)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397263)

The Revd Canon Wendy Thomson lead the prayers and the Falklands flag was flown on the memorial flag pole.

Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397254)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397254)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397281)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397281)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397245)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397245)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397242)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397242)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397278)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397278)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397257)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397257)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397260)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397260)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397275)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397275)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397248)
Chatteris Branch Royal British Legion held a short service of Remembrance to mark the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. Photos: tina Prior. (57397248)

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