Annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday 14th June 2020
As a result of the Government’s directive on Covid 19, the Trustees of the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne would like to notify all veterans and bereaved family members that the Annual Service on Sunday 14th June is to be cancelled. They make this announcement with heavy hearts and to help protect those who wished to attend and the wider community. The Trustees, and all those involved with the Chapel, will pray for the safety and wellness of its wider congregation throughout next weeks and months and send everyone their best wishes. In addition, as a protective measure for all concerned, they regret to announce that from 19th March, the Chapel at Pangbourne is now closed to all visitors until further notice. The Trustees would like to take this opportunity to reiterate their gratitude to all the Chapel Friends and Supporters for helping to sustain the building and its events and activities. The Chapel web site will be updated as necessary as the situation evolves over coming months. For further information, please ring: Mrs Angela Perry: 01295 738123
When the thunder of the guns was finally stilled in and around the Falkland Islands on 14th June 1982, 258 families were left to count the terrible cost. They had lost sons, fathers and husbands in the fierce actions fought at sea, on land, and in the air.
More than half the British casualties died at sea; the majority under fierce enemy attack which sank five ships and damaged eight more, some severely. Most of those killed have no grave but the sea. Others died in the fighting on land; many on dark hillsides in night battles. Yet more were killed while flying over land and sea.
The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, located in the south of England, has been built in their memory.
Let them never be forgotten.
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