The Memorial Orchard was planted in memory of all who served in two world wars and in more recent conflicts – both those who died and those who survived. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.
The Falkland Islands were invaded and occupied by Argentinian forces on 2nd April 1982. South Georgia was invaded on 3rd April and on 5th April the British Government sent a naval task force to engage the Argentinian navy and air force. The conflict ended when the Argentinians surrendered on 14th June.
The hostilities resulted in the deaths of 649 Argentinian personnel, 355 British military personnel and 3 Falkland islanders. We can only imagine the mental scars borne by those involved many of whom were injured and/or suffered with PTSD.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
If you are reading this on our website you can read the full article on the the Weaverham History Society website by clicking on the “Continue reading…” link above.
If you have received this as an e-mail click on the Read more link below to read the account of Weaverham resident and Falklands veteran Tom Navin who served in 1982 as a combat medic as part of The Red and Green Life Machine.