Sunderland Aviation Museum Commemorates 30 Year Anniversary of The Falklands War.

Falklands tribute: Museum publicity officer Thomas Emms (left) and staff member Hector Cordez.
Falklands tribute: Museum publicity officer Thomas Emms (left) and staff member Hector Cordez.
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MEMORIES of the Falklands War will take centre stage at an aircraft museum.

To mark the 30-year anniversary of the conflict, a ceremonial weekend has been organised for Wearsiders.

The North East Aircraft Museum (NEAM), based on Old Washington Road, will run a programme of educational events, allowing younger people who may not recall the conflict, an insight into the war.

Crosses will be laid for those who lost their lives on the Sunday at 11am with former Falkland veterans able to attend the museum for free.

Joining in the weekends activities will be members of Crusader80, a living history group who will be helping priovide a historical outlook about the war for those attending.

Tom Jacobs, nine, of Roker, is already looking forward to the event.

He said: “I like the planes at the museum and there’s going to be lots of other things going on too.”

Dad Michael Jacobs, 38, added: “I think it’s important Tom understands what happened during the conflict. The younger generation should learn about this kind of thing.”

The museum will also roll out its Whirlwind Helicopter which will be displayed across the weekend. Aircraft enthusiasts will be able to access the cockpit on selected aircraft’s, including the Hawker Hunter, Vulcan and Vampire.

Other activities happening over the two days include face-painting and building paper aircrafts.

During the weekend, the NEAM will also be hosting a kids street party, linking up with the forthcoming Jubilee celebrations.

The ceremonial weekend takes place on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. Opening times for the event are 10am-5pm (Last Admission 4pm). Admission is free to War Veterans and under five’s.

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