It is 30 years since the attack on HMS Sheffield during the Falklands War. Twenty men died when the ship was hit by a missile on May 4th, 1982. It was a conflict which saw 28,000 airmen, sailors and soldier sent to fight a war on the other side of the world. Weeks later, on June 14th, Argentina surrendered. The Union Jack was once again flying over the Falkland Islands, but at a cost. Two hundred and fifty five British lives were lost.
The Royal Naval Association has organised a wreath laying service at Sheffield Cathedral in memory of those who died on HMS Sheffield - where the ship's brass bell will toll 20 times, once for each crew member who died.