Falklands remembered 30 years on in Cardiff ceremony


Wales' Falklands Memorial has been re-dedicated to mark the 30th anniversary of the conflict which saw 32 Welsh Guards among the fallen.

The ceremony was part of the Armed Forces Day events in Cardiff.

Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan said the re-dedication was "wonderful" and a reminder of the sacrifice made in 1982.

But she refused to be drawn on speculation about the future of Welsh regiments, ahead of a Ministry of Defence announcement.

Falklands veteran Simon Weston said he was worried for the future of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh, as speculation continued ahead of details of the review.

The Ministry of Defence said about press reports: "These are necessary changes due to the tough decisions which had to be made to tackle the multi-billion pound defence deficit inherited from the last government.

"Speculation of this nature only creates uncertainty for serving soldiers and their families."

Falklands memorial re-dedicated

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