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Tuesday 14 June is the 40th Anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, and the Blakedown & Hagley Branch of the Royal British Legion will be laying a wreath at a short Service of Remembrance at the Hagley War Memorial at 11.00am in memory of the 265 British Servicemen who gave their lives in this conflict.
All are welcome to attend, and we would especially welcome any Falklands Veterans and their families for whom this event may be of special importance. As announced in the May issue of Hagley Village News, it is 100 years since the War Memorial was constructed, and we are combining our Falklands 40 Service of Remembrance with a re-dedication of the War Memorial.
If anyone would like to lay a wreath during the service, please contact Jon Plant on (07813) 785496 as the branch have a stock of wreaths hand made by disabled ex-service personnel at the Poppy Village, with all proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal.
Jonathan Plant Treasurer, Blakedown & Hagley Branch, Royal British Legion
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