A service for the 40th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War is set to take place in Trafford on Sunday.

Veterans of the conflict will attend with other members of the Armed Forces and dignitaries including Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Mayor of Trafford Cllr Chris Boyes.

A service at Sale's St Paul's Church will allow those in attendance to pay their respects to the hundreds who lost their lives, before a parade to the memorial outside the town hall for an act of remembrance and wreath laying.

Cllr Boyes said: "It will be a privilege to represent our borough at this memorial service. 

"It is important we pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the conflict, to those who still suffer as a result of the war, and also to honour all our Armed Forces for the service they provide in keeping our country safe."

The war started on April 2 in 1982 when the Argentinians invaded the Falkland Islands, and ended with the recapture of the territory's capital Stanley by the British on June 14 the same year.

A total of more than 900 people died, including 255 British servicemen and three civilians.

Cllr Boyes added: "As part of the council’s Armed Services Covenant, it’s important we honour the past so we can maintain our promise to support the Armed Forces community in Trafford. 

"We must recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of this Armed Forces community, particularly those who have given the most."

Here is a timetable:

10am - The service starts.
11am - The service ends.
11.15am - Parade to the memorial.
11.30am - Assemble at the memorial.
11.40am - The act of remembrance and wreath laying starts.
11.50am - The act of remembrance and wreath laying ends.