Hull marks 40 years since the end of the Falklands War – in pictures
A procession and wreath laying ceremony took place in Hull town center on Sunday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War and commemorate those who lost their lives in the conflict.
The Falklands War lasted two months and 12 days, from 2 April to 14 June 1982. Hull played an important role with five trawlers, three tugs and the ferry Norland all requisitioned by the Royal Navy for the recapture of the islands of South Atlantic from Argentina. A total of 255 British servicemen died during the war, with a further 775 wounded.
After a service at Hull Minster, a procession of military groups, veterans and local dignitaries marched from Trinity Square through Posterngate to Trinity House Lane, Whitefriargate, Carr Lane, Queen Victoria Square, King Edward Street and Jameson Street to the Cenotaph. Another short service was held and wreaths were laid in remembrance.
Read more: The incredible story of how five rusty trawlers from Hull played a key role in victory in the Falklands War
On Saturday, a number of military and veterans groups held stalls in Queens Gardens to mark the 40th anniversary, as the Lancaster bomber flew overhead. A Falklands War memorial bench was unveiled dedicated to the Merchant Navy Hull Task Force and a redecorated East Yorkshire Buses coach dedicated to the conflict was also revealed.
Take a look at the gallery below to see how Hull marked the occasion: