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Falklands veteran gets war medal 32 years on

Clive Smith was presented with his South Atlantic Medal by David Cameron Credit: PA

32 years after fighting in the Falklands, a war veteran from Weston-super-Mare has been presented with a South Atlantic Medal by the Prime Minister. It follows an extension of the qualifying criteria.

Previously only those who served before July 1982 were awarded the medal.

Clive Smith and 19 other veterans are the first to receive the medal since the eligibility was extended.

The South Atlantic Medal was given to nearly 30,000 soldiers.



Duke of York to attend Falklands memorial service at Yeovilton

The Duke of York marching with the Fleet Air Arm on the 25th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict Credit: Tim Graham/WPA Rotal/PA Wire

It has been announced that the Duke of York will be attending a Falklands Memorial service at the Fleet Air Arm church in Yeovilton. Prince Andrew served in the Fleet Air Arm during the war, which came to an end 30 years ago today.