Thirty five years ago Britain was at war in the Falklands.
More than 250 British troops were killed during the conflict in 1982, which began after the small islands in the South Atlantic were invaded by Argentina.
A number of merchant ships from the South were used to transport troops and materials, including the QE2 which was based in Southampton.
Today, veterans and volunteers went aboard the QE2's successor, the Queen Elizabeth, to mark the anniversary.
Kevin Ashford reports from the port.
Kevin spoke to volunteer Jacqui White and Former Guardsman Rob Nicholls.