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The court case brought by Falklands and other war veterans against the British Ministry of Defence has begun in London (on March 4th) with accusations that the British Government failed to protect them from the horrors of war.
Sea Harrier jump jet aircraft which played such a vital role in the 1982 Falklands War are to be withdrawn from service.
Under the headline Thriving Falklands, the British newspaper Daily Mail, carries a report by Falklands Government Representative Sukey Cameron declaring: The Falkland Islands is no longer a dependent colony, but a dynamic overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
A new book about paratroop Colonel H. Jones VC , killed at Goose Green in the 1982 Falklands Conflict, defends him against criticisms of reckless impetuosity and foolhardiness leading to his death at the hands of an Argentine sniper. He was awarded the Commonwealth's highest medal for valour, the Victoria Cross.
BBC Calling the Falklands producer Dee Palmer, will be visiting the Islands for a week in March, collecting material for an Omnibus program to be broadcasted during the first week of April in coincidence with the twentieth anniversary
Falklands war veterans have expressed disappointment with what they call Government ministers' neglect of the 20th anniversary while praising the Falklands Government for their unstinting support and the Islanders' for their hospitality and welcoming attitude.
In more revelations in the British press about the former Falklands Governor, 55-year-old Richard Ralph, now Ambassador to Romania, he is alleged to have had an affair in a previous post as Ambassador to Latvia as well as in the Falkland Islands.