Saturday, June 18, 2022
Falklands 40th Anniversary – Outline of Events
The 40th Anniversary of The Falklands War will take place in Aldershot on Saturday 18 June 22. The format will be as follows:
0900hrs Initial Reception
1100hrs Service of Remembrance in Aldershot Military Cemetery
1330hrs Veteran and Serving Soldier march past
1415hrs Speech by VIP
1420hrs Main Reception in Princes Hall and Gardens
The day will start at 0900hrs at Princes Hall for all those that have registered. If you have not registered yet and would like to do so, please email Julia on: firstname.lastname@example.org This initial reception will give you the opportunity to meet the NOK of those that did not return.
Due to ongoing works in Aldershot Town Centre the route of the march has been shortened. Those Falkland Veterans that do not wish to march are invited to line the route opposite Princes Hall so that they are part of the parade at the start and when they return. If you wish to take part in the salute, there is an option to ‘fall out’ immediately after Princes Hall and join those lining the route. This will be controlled on the day and guidance given. Parking in Aldershot Town Centre has been drastically reduced due to the building work. You are strongly recommended to leave your car at your hotel. Coaches will be available from 0930hrs from Princes Hall and gardens to take you to the Aldershot Military Cemetery for the Service of Remembrance and back. Limited disabled parking is available near to Princes Hall and Gardens. This must be booked by emailing Rob: Robert.Airey100@mod.gov.uk There is very little parking at the Aldershot Military Cemetery due to the sale of MOD land in the area.
Falklands 40 Next of Kin (NOK) Hosting
The NOK of those that died during the Falklands War will be invited to join the Commemoration on Saturday 18 June 2022. RHQ would like to invite people to register their interest in hosting the families of those that did not return who choose to attend. This would not take up all of your day and will involve meeting the family members at an initial reception in Princes Hall and then escorting them to the Aldershot Military Cemetery for the Service of Remembrance led by Padre David Cooper.
Anyone who would like to register should send their details along with the name of the person whose family they would like to host to: Robert.Airey100@mod.gov.uk You may register to support more than one family in your order of priority and this will be taken into account once we have the returns from the families. Ideally we would like to have more than one host per family.
Your support in this would be greatly appreciated by RHQ PARA and more importantly by the families of the fallen. Thank you to those that have registered already.