A commemorative service at the naval church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, near Trafalgar Square, in London and a reception has been organized by the Falkland Islands Association to commemorate the Battle of Coronel (Nov. 1, 1914) and Battle of the Falklands (Dec. 8, 1914). Read full article
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The Falkland's should raise 50 foot flags for the world to see,Dec 03rd, 2014 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
all over the island's great big giant union jack flags everywhere,
the royal navy should have a 2015 naval review of the coast,
destroyers , frigates , troop ships and the heli carrier
the parachute regiment parachuting over the Falkland's,
transport planes fighters,
and of course hot dogs popcorn and burgers and chips on the ground.
show these childish argies how its done.
just a chippy thought...
Falklands' battle commemoration service in London next 8 DecemberDec 03rd, 2014 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
That should be a GREAT ceremony!
Special guests have been invited, descendants from German and British officers involved in the two battles.
My. my, my...how the world turns.............. If I may, here is an extract from One Hundred days by Admiral Sandy Woodward:-
Captain David hart-dyke was another of my officers from a family with dark blue naval blood. his father, Commander Eric Hart-Dyke fought the U-boats in the 2nd world war destroyer HMS Gallant - his personal telescope lived now in his son's locker in the captains cabin in HMS Coventry.
David's wife, Diana, bore the well-known naval name of Luce, both her grandfathers being admirals, one of whom in 1914 commanded the light cruiser HMS Glasgow, the only British ship to escape the German far east squadron under vice-Admial Graf von Spee at the disastrous battle of Coronel”
If I can re-adjust my working commitments, I may well attend. I feel these events are very important.Dec 04th, 2014 - 12:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0