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Falklands remembers the anniversary of Landing Day in San Carlos

Monday, May 22nd 2023 - 10:47 UTC
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The Governor and members from Falklands community and BFSAI at the ceremony The Governor and members from Falklands community and BFSAI at the ceremony

On 21 May 1982, British troops from the Task Force landed in San Carlos waters to begin the last chapter of the complete recovery and Liberation of the Falkland Islands.

Falklands governor, Alison Blake CMG joined members of the Falklands community and from the British Forces South Atlantic Islands, BFSAI, at San Carlos in the Blue Beach Cemetery to remember those who lost their lives.

Governor Alison paid her respect by laying a wreath at the cemetery.

On 21 May 1982, 4,000 British troops landed almost unopposed at San Carlos. The Argentine Air Force stepped up its attacks on the naval Task Force, sinking HMS Ardent, but also losing eleven aircraft on what was to be known as Bomb Alley.

The Blue Beach Military Cemetery at San Carlos is a British war cemetery in the Falkland Islands holding the remains of 14 of the 255 British casualties killed during the Falklands War in 1982, and one other killed in early 1984.

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • FitzRoy

    My respects to the fallen. And “Thank you”. But Malvi, no one has “reoccupied Patagonia”.

    May 23rd, 2023 - 08:28 am +6
  • Roger Lorton

    Trunks, some recognition that the UK had rights methinks as the Argentine representative was asking that we drop them.

    Marvin 33, Argentina was trespassing in 1833. Given two written warnings (1829 & 1832) before being legally ejected. Britain never again left after 1771. We were there to witness the Jewett farce, and rescue the gauchos in 1824. We were there in 1826 and 1828. Spain recognised the British flag in Stanley in 1863.

    Argentina, was never in the game.

    May 24th, 2023 - 12:26 pm +4
  • Roger Lorton

    Which bit of 'British since 1765' are you failing to grasp Trunks?

    While I am here, something that may interest you

    May 23rd, 2023 - 12:38 pm +3
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