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Malvinas fallen relatives will be flying to Falklands at the end of March, says Argentine media

Wednesday, February 21st 2018 - 07:04 UTC
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The next of kin of 103 Argentine combatants fallen during the 1982 Falklands conflict will be travelling to the Islands next 26 March with the purpose of honoring the 88 unknown conscripts, buried at the Darwin cemetery, that were finally identified in a joint effort from the Argentine and British governments, the International Red Cross and consent from Falklands elected authorities. Read full article

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  • gordo1

    Have the Falkland Islands authorities agreed to this “invasion”? It seems to me that whilst, of course, the relatives should be permitted to visit, the accompanying “hordes” of officials are rather over the top!

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 07:28 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Think

    Ohoooo...
    Look at the cute sleeping monkey...
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5iAZU5R0Ewc

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Roger Lorton

    I suspect that the date is that provided by the FIG who had refused to accept the flight on the 15th.

    Still getting your monkey's & organ grinders confused Think?

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Think

    Did you see the pretty monkey...,laddie...?
    Well that's the way the cookie crumbles (and always has...)
    You that are so interested in Engrish history... Dig a bit into the “Charity's” one...

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 08:21 am - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Roger Lorton

    Dementia - a sad thing to see

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 08:31 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Capt Rockhopper

    A mass invasion by relatives, Mmm, I wonder where they will be staying and if there is sufficient accommodation for them all at such short notice.

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • FitzRoy

    Darwin Cemetery? Or even the Darwin cemetery? There are no Argentines, war dead or otherwise, buried in Darwin Cemetery, or at the Darwin cemetery.

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Brit Bob

    “The possible new air connection will allow a more fluid contact with the Islands, contributing to generate a climate of trust and closeness with its inhabitants, this being one of the ways that allow us to reach a greater dialogue and understanding between the continent and the insular territory of the Malvinas Islands ”, remarks the Foreign Ministry text. La Nacion 17 February 18.

    Falklands - Argentina's Imaginary Territory (1 pg):- https://www.academia.edu/35715281/Falklands_Argentinas_Imaginary_Territory

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Islander1

    BB- this proposed visit is not in any way connected to any planned regular 2nd flight.
    As of last week it was not likely to happen as no approach had been made to FIG - maybe they now finally have! Silly buggers seem to forget they have to:

    Typical shambles of anything organised by Arg Govt! They should leave the organistion to the Veterans Assoc and Families Assoc - they at least have common sense and decency to talk direct to people in the Islands.

    Apply to FIG Dept of Civil Aviation for all the aircraft landing permits,insurances etc etc.
    not UK dept as they would just reply saying not their area -, apply to the right address.

    Accomodation not an issue - charter flight will arrive am and depart later same day back to Argentina.

    But it does take a wee bit of time here to organise and ensure:
    Appropriate transport from airport to Arg cemetery and back.

    Temporary Loos at the Cemetery.
    Some shelter with heating in case of a cold day late autumn- many of these folks will be in 70s and older.
    First Aid facilities on hand as well
    etc etc.
    The new 88 named stones will be sent over in advance and in place by the time of the visit.
    Fitzoy is correct- It is the Argentine Military Cemetery - which happens to be situated near Darwin!
    Darwin cemetery is a different place!

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Think

    Mr. IsTimlander1

    What's the use of having a local newspaper in Puerto Estanley (with a a branch in Uruguay) if they don't inform you about nothin'...?

    Maybe they havd contacted thd FIG(leaf)... you are left guessing...
    Why don't you pick the phone and call them....?
    Tell md if you need their number...;-)

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • Roger Lorton

    Rambling ! Probably dribbling too. It's an age thing

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Goood morning Patagpnia...
    Godr nyheder...
    Imorgen kl 10:00 komer en Landmåler for at dividere grunden..
    Alt ser ud til at flaske sig...
    Knus
    Far-)

    Feb 21st, 2018 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Loong

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 04:40 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • gordo1

    Loong - idiot child! You will soon exhaust the number of “nicks” available to you!

    Anyway, do tell us why “England” would do that! The Malvinas are “known” only to Argentina and are already in their possession “Malvinas Argentinas, Córdoba”!

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 07:21 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • KelperSmoko

    See https://mailchi.mp/c170d4252f28/press-release-220218-humanitarian-visit-to-the-falkland-islands

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Clem

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 23rd, 2018 - 04:12 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • gordo1

    Welcome Clem!

    Now f... off!

    Feb 23rd, 2018 - 07:12 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • The Voice

    Argentina will finally twig they cant colonise the Falkland Islands within 25 years... ;-)

    Feb 23rd, 2018 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • golfcronie

    Oh dear The Voice, you have just given Clem his new name “ twig ”

    Feb 25th, 2018 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +2

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