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Falklands Battle Centenary Memorial Wall unveiling and Act of Remembrance

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 08:39 UTC
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A parade led by the Band of Royal Marines Plymouth will march to the Battle Memorial for the Act of Remembrance and later several wreaths will be laid A parade led by the Band of Royal Marines Plymouth will march to the Battle Memorial for the Act of Remembrance and later several wreaths will be laid

Gilbert House, seat of the Falkland Islands elected government has released the program arranged for Monday 8th December 2014 to commemorate the victory of the Naval engagements of 8th December 1914, on which day 6 British sailors lost their lives and a number of others died later from injuries received during the battle. 2,260 German sailors also lost their lives.

 At 9.00am, in Stanley detachments representing British Forces Falkland Islands and the Falkland Islands Defence Force will enter Christ Church Cathedral, where at 9.25am the customary Memorial Service will begin, led by the clergy from Stanley and the Force Chaplain.

His Excellency the Governor together with the Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands and Members of Legislative Assembly will attend.

Members of the Public are very welcome to attend this service and are asked please to be seated by 9.15am.

At 10.25 the Parade led by the Band of Royal Marines Plymouth will march to the Battle Memorial for the Act of Remembrance.

At 10.45 am the parade will arrive at the Battle Memorial. Members of the various youth organizations will be present.

At 10.58 The Governor will arrive at the Battle Memorial and will inspect the Parade. After prayers the Governor will lay a wreath, followed by a Member of the Legislative Assembly, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands, and representatives of the Royal British Legion and Associations.

At 11.15 the parade will move to the Centenary Memorial for the unveiling of the Centenary Memorial Wall and a further short Act of Remembrance.

The Acts of Remembrance Parade will incorporate detachments from the Royal Navy, a Royal Navy Color Party and a detachment of the Falkland Islands Defence Force.

After the ceremony at the Centenary Memorial there will be a march past.

The Governor, MLAs, CBFSAI & VIP guests will take the Salute from a dais at the entrance gates to Government House lawns.

Members of the public wishing to attend the ceremony are asked to arrive no later than 10.40am. It is appropriate for decorations and medals to be worn on this occasion.

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  • redp0ll

    Its apity that there isnt any token GermanNavy representation at the ceremony. Alot of their sailors died in these two battles. I hope all the names of both nations are on the Wall. There is even a Danish citizen among them, born in Copenhagen in I think 1865.
    His name? Admiral Maximilian ,Graf von Spee

    Dec 06th, 2014 - 02:35 pm 0
  • nigelpwsmith

    I was under the impression that the German Navy were sending some representatives, as well as family members. Very strange.

    Dec 06th, 2014 - 04:16 pm 0
  • redp0ll

    Yes I think so Nigel, very strange indeed.

    Dec 06th, 2014 - 04:46 pm 0
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