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Falklands memorial service marks 30th anniversary

Hundreds of veterans and members of the public attended a memorial service held today to mark 30 years since the war in the Falkland Islands.

The service, held at Portsmouth's Anglican Cathedral, was led by the Very Rev David Brindley and included a sermon by Canon Roger Devonshire, who served for 24 years as a naval chaplain and who was on board HMS Hermes during the conflict.

Among the congregation were soldiers, sailors and air force personnel who served in the South Atlantic in 1982.

Councillor Vernon-Jackson said it was important to remember those who didn't come home:

"This is an important day to remember the people who left from this city to defend the Falklands and to defend people's rights to choose who governs them and that is important for everyone. It is right to do that in Portsmouth as it is where the task force left from and we have to make sure we remember conflicts like this for the people who didn't come home"

ITV News' Sally Biddulph reports from Portsmouth.