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Falklands to mark liberation from Argentine occupation on Saturday 14 June

Saturday, May 31st 2014 - 07:43 UTC
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Following a thanksgiving service at the Cathedral, there will be a ceremony and wreath laying at the Liberation Monument Following a thanksgiving service at the Cathedral, there will be a ceremony and wreath laying at the Liberation Monument

To mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982, a program of activities has been arranged for Saturday 14 June 2014, beginning with a Thanksgiving Service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.45 am, according to a release from Gilbert House.

 Governor Colin Roberts, Members of the Legislative Assembly together with the Commander British Forces will attend the service.

A parade with marching troops from the Royal Navy, Falkland Islands Defence Force, Army, and Royal Air Force will follow. The Royal British Legion and Associations and Youth Groups will be in attendance as well as Veterans from 1982.

At 11.00 am a ceremony will be held at the Liberation Monument in front of the Secretariat building. After prayers Governor Roberts will lay a wreath. Wreaths will also be laid by a Member of the Legislative Assembly, the Commander British Forces, Veteran associations, and by relatives and others wishing to do so.

Members of the community wishing to attend are asked to arrive no later than 10.45 a.m. Attention is drawn to the fact that Ross Road between Barrack St and Reservoir Road will be closed to traffic to enable the ceremony at the Monument to take place.

Following the ceremonies a public reception hosted by the Falkland Islands Government, will be held in the Town Hall from 1130 hrs to 1300 hrs. All residents and members of the Armed Services are cordially invited to attend.

Annual reception

The Falkland Islands Government annual reception at Lincoln’s Inn in London will be taking place this year on Tuesday 10th June 2014.

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • JimLad

    See Argentina, this is how it's done..... You celebrate the END of hostilities, not the commencement of them...

    May 31st, 2014 - 08:53 am 0
  • Brit Bob

    We must forget the illegal invasion of 82 and continue to highlight that the perpetrators do not have any semblance of a valid sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands.

    May 31st, 2014 - 08:54 am 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    Good to see!!

    It's nice to see the islanders marking the day respectfully and honouring those who gave their lives to free them from a despotic occupation. If we here in the UK had to do it all over again, we would. We've already roved to the world that our armed forces can do the “impossible” and we would do it all over again for our brothers and sisters in the South Atlantic.

    Knowing the present government in agentina, they will be “blasting” this ceremony as “provocative” and that it is further evidence of the UK “imperialist” and “colonial” past.

    Still, if we lend them the SS Canberra, maybe they could also have a ceremony. They could put 400 of their army aboard and then “re enact” their forces homecoming..................

    just a thought..........

    May 31st, 2014 - 08:54 am 0
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