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Anniversary of end of Falklands War and Armed Forces Week marked at Golspie War Memorial and SSAFA long-service presentation also held


By Caroline McMorran

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The Golspie branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS) has held several ceremonies at the village’s war memorial.

Wreathes were laid to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War.
Wreathes were laid to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War.

On June 14, the branch marked the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. A ceremony was held at 9pm to coincide with the time the Argentine surrender was signed.

Wreaths were laid by Marie, wife of the late Richard Turney (Royal Marines), who served in the war, and also by his mother, Marjorie.

Two hundred and thirty-five British armed forces personnel lost their lives during the war.

The start of Armed Forces Week was also marked by a flag raising ceremony on Monday.

Sutherland Lord Lieutenant Dr Monica Main presented Jonathan Brett Young, West Shinness, with a long service award for 30 years of service to armed forces charity SSAFA.

Jonathan also received a Honorary Life Membership of SSAFA Sutherland and a SSAFA pin.

SSAFA Sutherland chairman William Sutherland led the tribute to Jonathan, who served in the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

A flag raising ceremony was held on Monday to mark the start of Armed Forces Week.
A flag raising ceremony was held on Monday to mark the start of Armed Forces Week.
Jonathan Brett Young (centre) with, from left, William Sutherland, Dr Monica Main, Major General Patrick Marriott and Alisdair Miller.
Jonathan Brett Young (centre) with, from left, William Sutherland, Dr Monica Main, Major General Patrick Marriott and Alisdair Miller.
Major General Patrick Marriott addresses the gathering.
Major General Patrick Marriott addresses the gathering.

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