MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, April 16th 2024 - 23:23 UTC



Falklands Representative honors Margaret Thatcher on annual memorial day

Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 11:34 UTC
Full article 8 comments

In observance of Margaret Thatcher Day, Richard Hyslop, Falkland Islands Government Representative to the UK & Europe, paid respects to the late Baroness Thatcher. He laid a bouquet of flowers on her grave, representing the gratitude of the Falklands for her role in the liberation of the Islands during 1982 conflict in the South Atlantic.

Margaret Thatcher Day, annually commemorated on January 10th, marks the anniversary of Lady Thatcher's visit to the Falklands after the conclusion of the Falklands War. 

Thatcher, who served as the UK Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, played a crucial role in authorizing the Task Force that successfully reclaimed the Falkland Islands after the Argentine invasion in April 1982.

In 2015, a bronze bust of Lady Thatcher was unveiled in Stanley on Thatcher Drive, commemorating her life and her enduring impact on the Falklands War.

Mr. Hyslop expressed his gratitude, stating, “Falkland Islanders remain hugely grateful to Lady Thatcher for her actions in authorizing a Task Force to liberate the Falkland Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982.”





Top Comments

Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Juan Cervantes

    Pytangua, are you even British, i doubt it, i detested Thatchers policies, but the islanders do not, they have every right to honour her when ever they want,

    Jan 10th, 2024 - 02:12 pm +5
  • Monkeymagic

    Mrs. Thatcher is respected and admired in certain parts of the UK and disliked in others. There are very few politicians that universally liked.

    Jan 10th, 2024 - 03:32 pm +4
  • Pugol-H

    All hail St Maggie of Grantham, one of the great PMs, up there with Winnie.

    Jan 10th, 2024 - 02:45 pm +3
Read all comments

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!