Thirty years ago today, on April 2nd 1982, Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, awoke to find out that the Falkland islands were no longer British. The Islands, an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean, had been seized in the undercover of darkness by 130 Argentinian commandos. Despite only having less than three years in office, Thatcher embarked on a mission to regain the islands and today we pay tribute to the Task Force sent out to take them back.
The war lasted 74 days and left many service personnel wounded and 255 British personnel and 3 Falkland islanders lost their lives. Today will mark the beginning of a very emotional anniversary for the families and friends of those who fought hard to regain independence of our Falkland Islands.
Lest we forget those who give us what we can never repay.
Help for Ex-Service Personnel
To recognise the bravery of our military and to help them with life after their service, we launched a bursary scheme titled: Forgotten Heroes Bursary Scheme. The scheme was launched last year with help from Falkland’s veteran Simon Weston O.B.E.
We are proud to have helped several men and women since its launch and will continue to do so to help give something to those who give their thankless service for us. We pride ourselves on our training for resettlement soliders and aim to help them where we can.
If you know anyone who might be suitable for our Forgotten Heroes Bursary Scheme or would like to apply yourself, please visit our dedicated Forgotten Heroes Bursary Scheme Page and fill in your details.