Monday, June 14th 2010 - 04:30 UTC

Falkland Islands commemorates Liberation Day 14 June 1982

The Falkland Islands are marking today Monday June 14 the 28th anniversary of the liberation of the Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982 and a full program has been outlined by Gilbert House.

Liberation Monument in front of Stanley’s Secretariat building

A Thanksgiving Service will be held in Stanley’s Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45 am. His Excellency the Governor Alan Huckle, Members of the Legislative Assembly together with the Commander British Forces will attend the service.

The marching troops, consisting of the Royal Navy, Falkland Islands Defence Force, Army and Royal Air Force will be led by the Light Cavalry Band. Members of the Merchant Navy and Youth Groups will be in attendance. Veterans from 1982, including local residents and a small contingent from the United Kingdom will also be present.

At 11.00 am a ceremony will be held at the Liberation Monument in front of the Secretariat building. After prayers His Excellency the Governor will lay a wreath. Wreaths will also be laid by a Member of the Legislative Assembly, the Commander British Forces, Veteran associations, and by relatives and others wishing to do so.

Members of the community wishing to attend are asked to arrive no later than 10.45 a.m. Attention is drawn to the fact that Ross Road between Barrack St and Reservoir Road will be closed to traffic to enable the ceremony at the Monument to take place.

A civic reception, hosted by the Falkland Islands Government, will be held in the Town Hall from 11.30.

All residents and members of the Armed Services are cordially invited to attend. It is appropriate for medals and decorations to be worn on this occasion.

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1 Billy Hayes (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 04:35 am Report abuse
14 june is fake liberation day; true liberation day would be the day without conflict.
2 stick up your junta (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 05:54 am Report abuse
Least we forget
3 Hoytred (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 07:06 am Report abuse
True Liberation Day WILL be the one that celebrates the Falkland Islander's seat in the UN.
4 J.A. Roberts (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 07:47 am Report abuse
You'll have to wait a very long time for a day without conflict Billy. And anyway, if there had been no Argentine invasion, there would be no liberation day to mark...
5 JustinKuntz (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 10:50 am Report abuse
I don't recall anyone making derogatory comments about “Malvinas Day” and the ceremonies commemorating the Argentine dead, even though in somewhat bad taste it is also a celebration of Argentina's invasion of a peaceful island community.

'nuff said Billy?
6 arquero (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 01:40 pm Report abuse
for all i see these commentators chewing the fat .....
7 Marco (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 03:36 pm Report abuse
Hoytred says: ”True Liberation Day WILL be the one that celebrates the Falkland Islander's seat in the UN.
Islander that privilege is reserved for real countries not British little colonies around the World.
8 JustinKuntz (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 04:09 pm Report abuse
Marco, the Falklands are not a colony but there we go again justifying your racist views, on a day commemorating war dead. And you wonder why the Islanders want nothing to do with Argentina.
9 Argie (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 05:42 pm Report abuse
Every armistice is as good as it was bad the war that lead to it. The islanders have nothing to be afraid of. They were not the invaders albeit some of their ancestors were, thanks to an American pirate who paved the way for them. Whether sovereignty is to be ever discussed, is not what we, common people, should consider, but to try not to disturb each others'' lives. One day, perhaps, there'll be a final word and everybody would have to bind to it. Meanwhile, let us pray for our dead, and also for ourselves, to live in reciprocal peace. But be aware: there are agitators on both sides. They surely are after something that we cannot see...
10 yul (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 05:56 pm
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11 ed (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 06:19 pm Report abuse
(6) arquero ;

peas porridge hot and cold !!....maybe in everytime !!

but I'm Argentine not Brits.
12 arquero (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 06:38 pm Report abuse
ed ## OK ! agreed.....
13 JustinKuntz (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 07:25 pm Report abuse
American pirate?

The only one I can think of is David Jewett, who claimed to represent Argentina, well the United Provinces of the River Plate actually.
14 alexius (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 09:01 pm Report abuse
Yes !!!...American pirate!! Captain Silas M Duncan was ordered to set sail ,and try to find disappeared ships in the South Atlantic area.
He eventually found them (4). They were captured and plundered.
He liberated them, and prisoned the people , who had made the
He did not execute them, but sailed them to BA to be judged for their criminality.
The captain acted very human to the criminals (among which was a man named Vernet).
At that time (1831) ,usual behaviour, was immediate execution., if you were caught and had practicised pirate activity.
The captain S M Duncan did not practisice piracy!! Contrary he liberated vessels which had been captured by pirates.
Argie, how can you call the captain of Lexington for an American pirate?Dont you understand we live in a world, where it is possible to get information from numerous sources?
Misinformation and natiolism very often walk together!!!
Reg Scandinavia
15 Marco (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 10:40 pm Report abuse
Justin, to write my point of view does not make me a racist, maybe you are talking about yourself.
16 J.A. Roberts (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 11:04 pm Report abuse
Marco, to dismiss the Falkland Islanders as undeserving of any rights because they happen to associate themselves with the UK is racist.
17 Hoytred (#) Jun 14th, 2010 - 11:11 pm Report abuse
Marco - tell me, in the last 60 years, how many of those “little colonies” have gained seats in the UN ?

Argie - you are not a student of history I see .... both the British and American versions differ quite widely from your poor interpretation. Truth will out!
18 JustinKuntz (#) Jun 15th, 2010 - 07:43 am Report abuse
Mr Roberts you hit the nail on the head as usual.
19 jorge! (#) Jun 15th, 2010 - 09:26 pm Report abuse
naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa these pirates will never understand!!!

We just have to do what China does regarding Taiwan. ECONOMY as a weapon!!!! For that to happen we need time!!! Then the cord will tighten their necks!!!
20 Domingo (#) Jun 15th, 2010 - 09:48 pm Report abuse
Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
21 jorge! (#) Jun 15th, 2010 - 10:01 pm Report abuse
Domingo, you shoudn't post the same in every article!
22 harrier61 (#) Jun 15th, 2010 - 10:35 pm Report abuse
Oh, look. China and Taiwan have agreed a free trade area.
Sort of pushes jorge!'s hopes down the toilet.
23 Domingo (#) Jun 15th, 2010 - 10:46 pm Report abuse
@ Jorge: The pot is calling the kettle black!

For a liberation day, where people died, to return the Islanders freedom to choose to themselves, I thought it worth posting again to comment on the stupidity of war.
24 jorge! (#) Jun 15th, 2010 - 11:30 pm Report abuse
There is no war here Domingo!!!!

Harrier, China has done that and also use its econmy to prevent other countries from recognizing Taiwan as a country. READ, IGNORANT!!!!
25 harrier61 (#) Jun 15th, 2010 - 11:35 pm Report abuse
Perhaps someone could help me here. At n.21 jorge! criticises Domingo for posting the same in every article. And yet, in every article on which jorge! posts, sooner or later he (?) posts the same thing, sometimes more than once. Isn't this a blog for sensible, informed, intelligent comments and discussions?
26 jorge! (#) Jun 16th, 2010 - 12:12 am Report abuse
harrier, do you know what intelligent comments are????
27 Hoytred (#) Jun 16th, 2010 - 01:13 am Report abuse
A bit rich coming from you jorgy boy ... (and too many question marks)
28 Think (#) Jun 16th, 2010 - 05:10 am Report abuse
Seems to be that Glenn can’t get his “old rig” repaired in Brazil.
If the Falklands and BP where cars:
In the case of the Islands they fervently explain:
Is a British Wauxhall not an Opel !
In the case of BP they vehemently declare:
It’s an Opel not a British Wauxhall !

Same car under the Bonnet.
29 Hoytred (#) Jun 16th, 2010 - 06:01 am Report abuse
now where have I seen that before ....... ?
30 Think (#) Jun 16th, 2010 - 06:24 am Report abuse
Lord HAW HAW calling ;-)

Think the propagandist
31 Hoytred (#) Jun 16th, 2010 - 06:42 am Report abuse
Think the idiot!
32 Think (#) Jun 16th, 2010 - 07:03 am Report abuse
OK :-(
New Sheriff in town?
33 harrier61 (#) Jun 16th, 2010 - 03:11 pm Report abuse
jorge. I don't think my question was directed to you. And your response shows why.
34 thorson (#) Jun 19th, 2010 - 06:36 pm Report abuse
jorge go home, no one likes you, you go on about colonization your decendents from spanish conquistadors who killed all the natives of your country, fuck off back to spain and give back the land to the indigionouse poeple you dirty argie chimp

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