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Falklands, Campaign, (Distances to bases) 1982; Department of History, United States Military Academy/Wikipedia

The Falkland Islands were to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the war over their sovereignty on Thursday with a cathedral service in the capital Port Stanley.

In London, British Prime Minister David Cameron also marked the anniversary and pledged to continue defending the islands from Argentinian “aggressive threats”.

The names of the 255 British servicemen and three Falkands’civilians who lost their lives in the conflict will be recited at the service in the British overseas territory in the South Atlantic.

Around 650 Argentine soldiers were also killed in the war after Argentine forces which had seized control of the islands were defeated by British forces on June 14, 1982, when the Argentines surrendered at Port Stanley.

Source: AFP

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