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