South East Wales

Falklands War 35th anniversary event at Cardiff Senedd

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Media captionAn event takes place marking 35 years since the end of the Falklands conflict

An event has taken place at the Senedd in Cardiff to mark the 35th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War.

The 30-minute ceremony began at 12:30 BST on Wednesday.

It incorporated the Wreath of Respect and honoured 255 British military personnel and three Falkland islanders who died during the conflict.

The event was organised by the assembly's Armed Forces and Cadets cross party group and officers from the 160th Brigade (Brecon).

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Media captionLt Col Manny Manfred served as a paratrooper in the Falklands conflict

The Wreath of Respect, a project set up on 2014, has travelled around the UK and overseas, where it is laid at memorials and sites connected to the military.

Lt Col Manny Manfred, who served as a paratrooper in the Falklands conflict, delivered a speech reflecting on his service.

Britain accepted the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982.

Image caption The Senedd event honours the 255 British military personnel and three Falkland islanders who died
Image caption First Minister Carwyn Jones addressed the event at Cardiff Bay

Of those who died in the conflict, 48 were Welsh Guardsman and a further 97 were wounded.

Chairman of the cross party group, AM Darren Millar, said: "It is only right that we pay tribute to all those involved in the conflict, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country."

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