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Princess Anne and Parliamentary Group at Falklands' Liberation Monument for Act of Remembrance

Friday, November 18th 2022 - 09:33 UTC
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Princess Anne at alklands' Liberation Memorial (Pic Lisa Watson Penguin News) Princess Anne at alklands' Liberation Memorial (Pic Lisa Watson Penguin News)

Princess Anne, King Charles III sister, and a group of MPs, are currently in the Falkland Islands and the following arrangements have been made for Friday 18 November 2022 to enable Her Royal Highness and the All Party Parliamentarian Group to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands.

The Act of Remembrance will be supported by detachments representing the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and the Falkland Islands Defense Force. The program is as follows:

09.45, Members of the Legislative Assembly, the All Party Parliamentarians and Veterans Groups will position themselves at the Liberation Monument.

At 10.05am Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Her Excellency the Governor, and the Commander British Forces will arrive at the Liberation Monument. A short service will then be held. There will be two minutes silence at approximately 10.11am. This will be followed by the laying of wreaths.

Gilbert House points out the significance of the public occasion and earnestly hopes that as many members of the community as possible will attend this observance ceremony and play an equal part in honoring and remembering all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. It is appropriate for medals to be worn on this occasion.

Earlier this month Falklands Governor Alison Blake CMG announced Prince Anne's visit to the Falklands between November 17 and 22. Her Royal Highness has visited the Falklands on several occasions, including South Georgia.

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  • darragh

    And what does it have to do with you?

    Nov 19th, 2022 - 02:25 pm +1
  • Terence Hill

    The cost of defending the Islands is currently met by Her Majesty's Government, and is estimated to amount 0.177% of the total UK Defense budget annually. Beyond the cost of defence, the Falkland Islands do not receive any further financial assistance from the United Kingdom.
    https ://www.falklands.gov.fk/self-sufficiency/

    “Fortress Falklands
    On 2nd January 1984, the construction of Mt Pleasant airfield began on schedule, becoming fully operational in 1986. Notwithstanding the initial outlay to build the new complex, RAF Mt Pleasant would prove to be a cost-saving measure as it enabled transport costs to be cut by over £25 million a year by 1986.”
    http://nikdarlington.blogspot.com.br/2010/05/falklands-war-cost-benefit-analysis.html

    Nov 22nd, 2022 - 09:14 am 0
  • Argentine citizen

    @Pytangua, And we're are not making moves yet, wait until we start to push and make that expenditure skyrocket from £500M a year to £3000M :D

    Nov 20th, 2022 - 05:11 pm -1
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