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Thanksgiving service at the Liberation Monument in Stanley

Sunday, November 11th 2012 - 02:46 UTC
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From left. Brigadier Bill Aldridge (Commander BFFI), HRH The Duke of Kent, representing HM the Queen, HE the Governor Mr. Nigel Haywood CVO., The Hon. Barry Elsby Member of the Legislative Assembly From left. Brigadier Bill Aldridge (Commander BFFI), HRH The Duke of Kent, representing HM the Queen, HE the Governor Mr. Nigel Haywood CVO., The Hon. Barry Elsby Member of the Legislative Assembly
50 British veterans of the Falklands war parading at the 1982 Liberation Memorial in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent, who was representing Her Majesty the Queen. 50 British veterans of the Falklands war parading at the 1982 Liberation Memorial in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent, who was representing Her Majesty the Queen.

The Memorial service commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands by British Forces, 10 weeks after they were invaded by Argentina. 252 British Servicemen were killed during the action, plus 3 Island ladies.

All 50 veterans were making their first pilgrimage to the Islands and during their one week visit are being hosted by local families.

Lt. Colonel Tony Davies (Welsh Guards) described the commemorative service as having being 'absolutely excellent, and it was more specially so for the 50 first-time returning veterans. It will change their lives for the better and they will return home in a more relaxed frame of mind'.

According to the Falklands government program, Remembrance Sunday begins with a Memorial Service at Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley. This will be followed by a parade of Guard Detachments representing the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and a Detachment from the Falkland Islands Defence Force.

The Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland will lead the parade. They will be joined by Veterans and Associations and begin their march to the Cross of Sacrifice at the local cemetery.

A short service will then be held and the Roll of Honour read out and there will be two minutes silence at 11.00 am marked by the firing of the saluting guns on Victory Green.

 

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • gustbury

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    Nov 11th, 2012 - 03:28 am 0
  • Guzz

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    Nov 11th, 2012 - 07:47 am 0
  • Diddles

    Well done, Gustbury and Guzz.....you never fail to disappoint us all with your total lack of class and inability for sensible contributions to issues concerning the Falklands.

    The Falkland Islanders have every right to commemorate such important events such their liberation. They must count their blessings when they look at what mess Argentina is today.....a country that could be great, led by idiots.

    Nov 11th, 2012 - 07:54 am 0
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