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Chief of Defence Staff to Visit Falklands.

Friday, January 5th 2001 - 20:00 UTC
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The Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Charles Guthrie is to arrive in the Falklands tomorrow for a visit lasting just three days. He will arrive on the Lan Chile flight tomorrow afternoon and during his time here will be a guest of the military.

On Sunday he will travel around the Falklands visiting many of the war memorials and laying wreaths. This will include a small ceremony at the 1982 Liberation monument at 1.15 in the afternoon.

This will be the Generals first visit to the Falklands before his pending retirement. He was born in November 1938 and went to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1957. He was commissioned into the Welsh Guards in 1959. Since then he secured many positions within the services including being appointed Chief of the General Staff in 1994, Chief of the Defence Staff in 1997 and Colonel of the Life Guards and Gold Stick in 1999.

General Sir Charles Guthrie is married to Kat and has two sons. He is a keen skier, horseman and tennis player. The General will leave the Islands after a busy visit on Tuesday morning.

Former Lord Mayor of Sheffield to Visit

A former Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Trevor Bagshaw, arrived in the Falklands yesterday on board the cruise ship Marco Polo and will be conveying a message from the current Lord Mayor to the people of the Falklands. He has requested to lay a wreath at the Liberation Monument and the request has been agreed and provisionally arranged to take place at 10.30am. The short ceremony will be attended, among others, by members of the Royal Navy from the HMS Endurance and four members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force.

Large Jackpot for Pools Fans

Keen fans of the Falkland Islands Football League pools should watch this weekends matches closely. The jackpot accumulator last stood at almost £850, however organiser Burned Peck has said that it will have risen from that by the time the games are played this weekend. Some of Saturday's matches on the coupons include Leeds v Barnsley, Southampton v Sheffield United and Swindon v Coventry.

Road Building News

The Highways section of the Public Works Department is as usual being kept extremely busy at this time of the year with all their road building programmes. Road Engineer Bob Hancox reported this morning that the North Arm Road is now approximately one Kilometre South of Deep Arroyo and the West Road is now said to be well on the way to Spring

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