Veterans will march through town to remember conflict

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FALKLANDS veterans will march through Gosport this weekend to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the conflict.

Families will lay flowers at the memorial in the town’s Falklands Gardens while the names of all 255 men lost are read out.

Students at St Vincent College in Gosport recorded the name and rank of every British serviceman who died in the war.

Organiser Cllr Derek Kimber, who was on board HMS Coventry, which sank on May 25, 1982 with the loss of 19 crew, said: ‘As a Falklands veteran myself, I know only too well how much this ceremony means to the families and friends of those lost.

‘We believe to hear the name of their loved one mentioned will make the ceremony more personal to families, veterans and friends who served alongside them.’

The commemoration service takes place on Sunday from 10.30am.