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Falklands announces program to mark liberation anniversary from Argentine occupation

Monday, June 1st 2015 - 22:48 UTC
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At 11.00 am a ceremony will be held at the Liberation Monument, and after  prayers Governor Colin Roberts will lay a wreath. At 11.00 am a ceremony will be held at the Liberation Monument, and after prayers Governor Colin Roberts will lay a wreath.
At 1200 noon Governor Roberts will present the South Atlantic Medal to MLA Ian Hansen on behalf of all Islanders who assisted the liberation in 1982. At 1200 noon Governor Roberts will present the South Atlantic Medal to MLA Ian Hansen on behalf of all Islanders who assisted the liberation in 1982.

The Falkland Islands will be marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Islands from Argentine occupation with a vast program scheduled for Sunday 14, June, 2015, in the capital Stanley.<
The program includes a religious service, a ceremony at Liberation Monument and later a reception hosted by Falkland Islands governor Colin Roberts. MLA Ian Hansen will be presented with the South Atlantic Medal on behalf of all Islanders.

 The program announced by Gilbert House, seat of the Falklands elected Legislative Assembly is as follows.

A Thanksgiving Service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45 am., Sunday June 14. Governor, Members of the Legislative Assembly together with the Commander British Forces will attend the service. The marching troops will consist of the Royal Navy, Falkland Islands Defence Force, Army, and Royal Air Force. The Royal British Legion and Associations and Youth Groups will be in attendance. Veterans from 1982 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 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.

It is appropriate for medals and decorations to be worn on this occasion.

A public reception hosted by the Falkland Islands Government, will be held in the Town Hall from 1130 hrs to 1330 hrs. At 1200 noon Governor Colin Roberts will present the South Atlantic Medal to MLA Ian Hansen on behalf of all Islanders.

The Medal has been awarded by Her Majesty the Queen to the Falkland Islands in recognition of the Islanders who assisted the Forces of the United Kingdom during the Liberation of the Falkland Islands in 1982. During the presentation of the medal the door and bar will be closed. All residents and members of the Armed Services are cordially invited to attend.

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  • Briton

    The EU Defence Policy and British Forces

    http://pol-check.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/the-eu-defence-policy-and-british-forces.html

    The British media spend hours agitating for British forces to intervene abroad but they seem oblivious to the fact that these forces are now at the disposal of the EU (Lisbon was fully implemented on 1/11/14). Do the journalists really not understand that this has happened or are they keeping the British public in the dark? Other European States see Lisbon as the beginning of Europe as an independent security and foreign policy power (see below) but the British are hiding this aspect of the EU.

    Please read on.
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    if we are brainwashed to stay in this corrupt EU,
    Can we absolutely guarantee to protect the Falkland's and or Gibraltar
    if they eventually take control of our military,
    a point worth thinking abt , I think....,

    Jun 01st, 2015 - 11:03 pm 0
  • Chicureo

    This is another outrageous offense against the Argentine people and an insult to all South Americans by these pompous islanders calibrating their fantasy of victory over the true rightful owners of the islands.

    Buenos Aires, May 31 (Casa Rosada) -- this “ANNIVERSARY” much touted by English pirate puppet regime is no more than a crafty trick to cover up the crimes it perpetrated against the nation by pushing the peaceful Argentine people to an extreme pitch of tension through its moves to escalate confrontation with our region and shift the blame for the escalated tension on to it, says Argentine president Cristina Fernandez, Sunday in an article.

    The puppet regime is the hordes of confrontation maniacs who deliberately laid a stumbling block in the way for the south Atlantic dialogue by perpetrating hideous provocations against and unhesitatingly scuppered the opportunity for mending the two nation's relations, the article says, and goes on:
    The puppet regime has gone mad in its treacherous bid to achieve “unification of island squatter social systems,” while malignantly hurting the inviolable dignity and social system of Argentina. It is, indeed, a mockery and insult to all Argentines for it to trumpet about “dialogue.”

    It is, indeed, ridiculous for the regime to try to evade the responsibility for the deteriorating relations by employing such poor gimmick.
    Towering high at present is the indignation of Argentines from all walks of life at the British puppet regime which has thrown the South American relations and the whole society into crises by enforcing policy of confrontation with Argentina and misrule.

    The illegal puppet ruling forces petroleum exploitation racket for confrontation with Argentina will only worsen their ruling crisis and precipitate their final ruin, cursed and censured by all of the world. It is too late for them to improve their miserable lot already sealed through delirious thoughts from the true motherland.

    (Just for fun...)

    Jun 02nd, 2015 - 12:18 am 0
  • Faulconbridge

    “Hello, Chicureo, this is CFK, would you like a job as a speechwriter?...”

    Jun 02nd, 2015 - 02:48 am 0
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