April 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Falklands conflict, and Luke attended a Service of Reflection today at St Paul’s Cathedral to remember those who were tragically lost.
Although the conflict lasted just 74 days, 255 British personnel lost their lives. The service was marked by reflections from a number of ex-services personnel who were directly involved.
Plymouth is closely linked to the history of the conflict, with fifteen Royal Navy frigates and three survey ships deployed to the Falklands from the city. The Commando Forces were also principally Plymouth-based in 1982, with the operation commanded from Hamoaze House, Mount Wise.
“As Devonport’s MP this is an important anniversary to remember those we lost, those who served and our bond with the people of the Falklands. The courage and bravery of these veterans must not be forgotten.”