Incredible drone pictures show bird's eye view of moving memorial service to mark 40 years since sinking of HMS Sheffield

These incredible drone pictures provide a bird’s eye view of the moving memorial service marking 40 years since the HMS Sheffield was sunk that was held this weekend.

Monday, 2nd May 2022, 10:22 pm

The Royal Navy warship named after the Steel City was struck by an Argentine missile on May 4, and later sunk on May 10 in 1982. Of the 268 crew many were taken to safety but 20 were killed and more injured.

And South Yorkshire Police’s drone was there to capture a unique view of the service, which included a parade from the Sheffield Sea Cadets who marched past the war memorial in Barker’s Pool.

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For a moment yesterday morning (May 1) the city centre came to a standstill to witness a parade by the Sheffield Sea Cadets at the war memorial in Barker’s Pool.

The photographs show Sea Cadets standing in formation in Barker’s Pool, and show the parade moving up Leopold Street in the city centre.

Drone picture shows Sheffield Sea Cadets making their way down Leopold Street to mark 40 years since the HMS Sheffield was sunk