A SERVICE commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War took place in Bradford city centre this morning.

Crowds gathered at the Memorial Wall in the Cenotaph Gardens, Morley Street, to remember the fallen.

255 British troops and 649 Argentinian military personnel died in the conflict.

The service started at 11am and was led by Revd Paul Maybury, Residentiary Canon of Bradford Cathedral, and Acting Dean of Bradford.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Martin Love hosted the event and was supported by Group Leaders plus Falklands Veterans from SAMA 82 (South Atlantic Medals Association).

Before the service, Mr Love said: “This is a chance to support and respect our forces who were involved in the Falklands War.

"It is an opportunity for all of us to show our appreciation and remember the sacrifices made by the members of our Armed Forces during the Falklands War."