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Falkland Islanders mark 30th anniversary of liberation

Islanders, veterans and members of the armed forces attend the Liberation Memorial in Stanley in East Falkland. Credit: PA Wire

Islanders, veterans and members of the armed forces marked the 30th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkand Islands today at a service of thanksgiving held at Stanley's Christ Church Cathedral.

A veteran at the Liberation Memorial in Stanley in East Falkland. Credit: PA Wire

Around 400 islanders braved the stormy conditions to pay tribute to their dead.

The war ended on June 14 1982 after Argentinian commander General Mario Menendez surrendered at Stanley.

A young girl holds a wreath at the Liberation Memorial in Stanley. Credit: Press Association

225 British serviceman, three Falkland Islanders and 655 Argentinian soldiers lost their life in the conflict.

The service was attended by Foreign Officer minister Jeremy Brown.

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