Plymouth’s armed forces veterans raised the flag on the city’s Belvedere today to mark the 41st anniversary of ‘Liberation Day’ in the Falkland Islands. A short ceremony was held with civic dignitaries & military representatives.

On April 2 1982, Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands. Three days later, a UK task force set sail to recapture the Islands and restore freedom for the Islanders.

In total there were more than 30,000 UK Armed Forces in the Task Force involved in the conflict, of whom sadly 255 died during the 74 day campaign.

The ceremony at the Belvedere Flagpole was captured live on our Westward Shipping News 24 hour webcam.

Veterans chatting at the end of the ceremony at the Plymouth Hoe Belvedere
Last year’s ceremony at the Belvedere celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands
Today’s ceremony was watched on our live Webcam by over 3,000 people