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Fareham to commemorate 40th Anniversary of Falklands Conflict with Freedom March

Fareham Borough Council will be marking the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict by unveiling a new memorial plaque at its Falklands Arch on Saturday 14 May 2022, along with the addition of 40 pale maiden flowers fixed to the arch.

HMS Collingwood will mark the anniversary by exercising their 'Freedom of the Borough' and marching through Fareham Town Centre alongside veterans and accompanied by the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines.

Fareham Residents are invited to spectate and remember the 255 British task force servicemen who lost their lives during the conflict, at the event taking place in the pedestrianised area of West Street in Fareham town centre from 10.30am-12.30pm.

A timetable of the event can be viewed below:

10:45am - March will start from the Civic Offices in Fareham, head down the High Street and into West Street.

11am - The Mayor of Fareham will take the general salute and inspect the platoons, followed by an Arms Drill display, and a religious service with prayers and speeches.

11:45am - The march will then head from West Street, past the bus station, onto Vannes Parade and up through the Falklands Arch back to the podium, before returning to the Civic Offices, marching all the way.

The Mayor and Falklands Veteran, Derek Kimber, will unveil the new memorial plaque at the Falklands Arch, and 40 Pale Maiden flowers, the national flower of the Falklands, which will be affixed to the arch to create a lasting tribute.

To allow the march to go ahead, there will be several road closures on the day from 10:30am until 12.30pm. The roads affected are:

  • High Street

  • Harper Way

  • Quay Street

  • West Street (from Quay Street to High Street)

  • Civic Way

For more information go to www.fareham.gov.uk/falklands

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