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Anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands

Sunday, December 4th 2016 - 11:14 UTC
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The 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands Memorial The 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands Memorial

Falkland Islands elected government has announced the following program for Thursday 8th December 2016 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 about 10.35 am a detachment of the Falkland Islands Defense Force and the Associations will march to the Battle Memorial. At 10.58 His Excellency the Governor Colin Roberts CVO, will arrive at the Battle Memorial and will inspect the Parade.

Youth Groups will be in attendance. After prayers His Excellency the Governor will lay a wreath, followed by MLA Roger Edwards, the Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands, and representatives of the Royal British Legion and Associations.

Members of the public wishing to attend the ceremony are asked to arrive no later than 10.50 am. After the ceremony there will be a march past. His Excellency the Governor, MLA Roger Edwards and the CBFSAI, will take the Salute from a dais at the entrance gates to Government House lawns.

It is appropriate for decorations and medals to be worn on this occasion.

Gilbert House, Stanley

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  • Briton

    Respect to all who gave there lives .

    Dec 04th, 2016 - 09:10 pm +3
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