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Guernsey Bailiff, guest of the Falklands during Liberation commemoration

Friday, June 8th 2012 - 20:59 UTC
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Richard Collas, “they like us know what it means to be liberated from an occupying force” Richard Collas, “they like us know what it means to be liberated from an occupying force”

The Island of Guernsey's Bailiff is to visit the Falkland Islands to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the end of the conflict and the Islands' liberation.

During his visit, from 11-15 June, Richard Collas will lay a wreath on behalf of the family of Petty Officer Peter Brouard, from Guernsey. The air engineering mechanic was killed serving in the Falklands on HMS Ardent.

Mr Collas said: “They, like us, know what it means to be liberated from an occupying force.”

“I will be proud to represent the people of Guernsey whilst I am there,” he said.

The Falkland Islands government will fly Guernsey's Bailiff, at its own cost, from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire via Ascension Island in the Atlantic.

Mr Collas will visit sheltered accommodation units that were built in 1987 using funds donated by Guernsey following the reconstruction of the Islands after the war.
 

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  • reality check

    Very appropriate. This man gave his life for the freedom of the Falkland Islanders, it is only right that he should be represented. Rest in Peace Peter.

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 09:22 pm 0
  • LEPRecon

    I'm sure the people of the Falklands will welcome Mr Collas, as they celebrate but also commemorate the liberation of the Islands from the murderous Argentine regime.

    Thank you is too small a word to cover the dedication and sacrifice of PO Brouard and the other 254 men who gave their lives for the liberty and freedom of the islanders.

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 09:24 pm 0
  • reality check

    You said it mate!

    Jun 08th, 2012 - 09:26 pm 0
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