People will remember the sacrifices made by those who fought and died in the Falklands War, including 2 men from Wolverhampton, at a service in the city next week.

Air Engineering Mechanic Adrian Anslow from the Royal Navy and Private Mark Dodsworth from the Parachute Regiment were among the 255 British military personnel who died during the 1982 crisis.

The Central Branch of the City of Wolverhampton Royal British Legion and the Wolverhampton and District United Ex-Service Council will be holding a service of remembrance at St Martin's Church, Dixon Street, Blakenhall next Friday 12 June, 2015.

The service begins at 11am and those who died or were wounded in action during the Falklands War will be remembered, with the names of all Royal Navy and Parachute Regiment personnel killed in the conflict read out.

Wolverhampton Mayor Ian Brookfield will be among those paying tribute at the service, which is open to all. He said: "The service will enable us to remember the sacrifices made by British military personnel who sadly paid the ultimate price in the Falklands conflict, including Air Engineering Mechanic Adrian Anslow and Private Mark Dodsworth.

"The nation owes them a debt of gratitude, and I'd encourage as many people as possible to join veterans from the Royal British Legion and the Ex-Service Council for next week's memorial."

The Falklands War was a 10 week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over 2 British overseas territories in the South Atlantic, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It began on Friday 2 April, 1982 when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands; the conflict lasted 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrender on 14 June, 1982, returning the islands to British control.

In total, 255 British military personnel, 649 Argentine military personnel and 3  Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities.

  • released: Tuesday 2 June, 2015