The Falklands Ride of Respect 2021 pays tribute to those lost at the Falklands War Memorial.
The 'Falklands Ride of Respect' has, over the past two weeks, held commemorations at the graves of all of those who fell in the Falklands War in 1982 who are buried or commemorated in the UK.
The 'Riders' from 'Airborne Forces Riders' and the 'South Atlantic Medal Association' have motorcycled around the UK from Cornwall to Scotland, and all in between, visiting over 70 graves and memorials. Not all of the 255 British Servicemen (no women served in the front line in 1982) who died in the War were brought home. Many Royal Navy and other ship-based men were 'buried at sea' and the families of many others decided, in long-standing British military tradition, to have their loved ones buried near the battlefields where they gave their ultimate sacrifice. The War Memorial at SYAM also honours the three Falkland Islanders who died in the War.
'We, at the air museum, were honoured to be included in this tribute by the comrades of those who fell. The Riders came from many different units who served in 1982 and were joined by some local Falklands Veterans to mark the last day of the 'Ride'.
For those who may not know, the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum has one of the most comprehensive permanent displays on the Falklands War of 1982, including several aircraft from that war.
To find out more visit South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum | Doncaster