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Falklands and Bermuda governments fund their governors' uniforms

Monday, October 30th 2017 - 06:52 UTC
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Falklands' governor Nigel Phillips, CBE, in full uniform when the recent taking oath ceremony in Stanley before the elected Members of the Legislative Assembly Falklands' governor Nigel Phillips, CBE, in full uniform when the recent taking oath ceremony in Stanley before the elected Members of the Legislative Assembly

Who pays for the uniforms worn by the Governors of British Overseas Territories was discussed in UK Parliament last week, with Minister of State stating that since 2001, the policy “has been that those Territories wishing to keep their ceremonial uniforms pay for them themselves,” and currently the “Governors of Bermuda and Falkland Islands retain the uniform, both funded by their respective Territory governments.”

 The Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee Chair Lord Blencathra asked “which Governors of British Overseas Territories have their governors’ dress uniforms funded by the FCO [Foreign and Commonwealth Office].”

In response, Minister of State Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said, “Since 2001 Government policy has been that those Territories wishing to keep their ceremonial uniforms pay for them themselves.

“Currently the Governors of Bermuda and Falkland Islands retain the uniform, both funded by their respective Territory governments”.

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  • DemonTree

    @Malvi
    As long as I'm not paying, I don't care how they dress their governors.

    Here's the Bermuda governor's uniform in case you were wondering:

    http://www.royalgazette.com/storyimage/RG/20120523/NEWS/120529990/AR/0/AR-120529990.jpg

    Which clown do you like best?

    Please remember though, that it's just a tradition, and what truly makes someone a clown is their actions, not their clothes.

    Oct 30th, 2017 - 03:47 pm +2
  • Pete Bog

    @Malvinense 1833

    It can't be colonial, if it were, the UK government would pay for the uniform.

    Argentina is too, part of the fancy dress club, just look at the dated colonial ceremonial uniforms your own soldiers dress up in for state occasions.



    Talking about colonial, is your mythical colonial Malvinas governor Bertone going over to the Falklands to oversee the elections?

    If not, why not, if she's supposed to be the governor?

    Your colonial governor is about as much use as a flat tyre.

    No attendance at the Queen's Birthday Parade.

    No attendance at Liberation Day which all Argentines should celebrate with unrestrained joy, as it spelt the end to Galteiri and all those civilians getting murdered.

    I suppose my analogy is inaccurate, as a flat tyre is, of course, of great use in Argentina.

    @ Roger Lorton

    You unearthed many interesting facts in your revised timeline.

    I especially like Vernet's argument against USA fishermen, (post 1831 USS Lexington visit), where he says they cannot inherit fishing grounds they were using as British citizens, then claim to inherited them from Britain after independence. Vernet said it would be like Holland claiming Spanish possessions in the Americans after Spain left Holland.

    Absolutely priceless.

    Oct 31st, 2017 - 11:58 am +1
  • Pete Bog

    @RL
    ”Spain's Ambassador Masserano arguing that a league (3 miles) ought to count as bigger in the Americas, because the Americas were bigger. That was at the same time that he claimed that the word 'adjacent' meant anything up to one hundred leagues (300 miles).“

    Interestingly Spain and Argentina are still moving the goalposts now.

    ”Schindler”

    Why not Eichmann or Mengele?

    Nov 01st, 2017 - 06:48 pm +1
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