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Remembering the Falklands 40 years on

40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALKLANDS WAR – REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2022
Remembrance Service in the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel
Remembrance Service in the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel

Amongst the many acts of Remembrance this Sunday, the country rightfully also commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.  It seems appropriate therefore that on the eve of the Remembrance Service shortly to take place in the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at the College this year, to also remember the 255 UK service personnel who lost their lives in this brutal campaign and to reflect upon the contribution made by OPs in this war.  

Whilst mercifully, no OPs were lost to this conflict, fifty one former cadets of Pangbourne College, were involved with the South Atlantic Task Force sent to protect the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in 1982.  Of the Old Pangbournians involved, thirty-five were in the Royal Navy, six were Royal Marines, five were serving in the Merchant Navy, one in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and three were in the Army.    A further Old Pangbournian civilian was captured and was later liberated          

Thirteen Old Pangbournians were decorated for their part in the Falklands Campaign and four were serving on vessels lost to enemy action. 

Pangbournians around the globe may wish to watch a video recognising the contribution made by OPs in this conflict.  The video can be found at the bottom of the page in the link herein which also contains all the still images from the OP 40th Anniversary Commemorative weekend in Portsmouth, the link to which is - Commemorative Video of OPs contributions to the Falkland War .   

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