Falklands 40

The Falklands War started on 2 April 1982 and was the first military action since the Second World War that utilised all elements of the Armed Forces; it lasted 74 days, during which seven ships were lost to enemy action, nine aircraft were shot down, and 255 British personnel lost their lives.

40 years on, we came together to honour those who served to remember their sacrifice. Take a look at the Commemorations, read the stories of people involved or learn more about the conflict itself.


Photography exhibition

Wattie Cheung's Falklands 40th portrait exhibition tells the stories of Scottish Falklands veterans to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the conflict. Find out how the 10-week war has impacted their lives.
See the photos and read the stories

History of the Falklands War

The conflict began on 2nd April 1982 when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, and it ended when a ceasefire was declared on on 14th June. Find out more about the history of this ten-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom.

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Read stories of the Falklands War

From those who served in the Falklands War to families who lost loved ones, read the stories of those who were there and find out how their lives were affected by the conflict.

Read the stories

Falklands 40th Remembrance event

Falklands veterans and their families gathered in Edinburgh on Saturday 18th June for the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict

Watch a live recording of the event
Falklands 40 pipers

Pipers' Tribute

Pipers across the world played “The Crags of Mount Tumbledown” on their doorsteps, streets, or local hillsides at 11am on June 18th as part of a day of national commemorations. 
Watch our tribute video
Remembering the Falklands War

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