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Montevideo, November 30th 2022 - 13:29 UTC

Tag: Desire the right

  • Tuesday, May 4th 2021 - 18:41 UTC

    Falkland Islands remember the naval sacrifices of 1982

    The HMS Sheffield was hit by an Argentine Exocet missile on May 4, 1982 during the Falklands War. 20 crew died in the blast - but the ship remained afloat after the attack

    As a sea-faring nation, surrounded by the South Atlantic, the Falkland Islands have become a final resting place for many ships over time. Many of these were merchant trading vessels that suffered accidental damage at sea due to adverse sailing conditions, such as the Lady Elizabeth, one of the most iconic symbols of the Islands, located in Whalebone Cove at the east end of Stanley harbor.

  • Friday, November 6th 2020 - 09:48 UTC

    Falkland Islands fly the flag for self-determination

    The Falklands' flag flying at Gilbert House, seat of the elected government of the Islands

    The Falkland Islands Government notes the Government of Argentina’s latest attempt to twist history in favor of their claim over our sovereignty. By marking the raising of their flag in the Falkland Islands, they only highlight the flaws in their interpretation of the history of our home.

  • Thursday, August 15th 2019 - 07:30 UTC

    Falklands' Day, recalls when John Davis first sighted the Islands on 14 August 1592

    The date marks the first recorded sighting of the Falklands on 14 August 1592 by English explorer John Davis who captained the 120-ton vessel ‘Desire’

    Falklands Day is the celebration of the first sighting of the Falkland Islands by John Davis in 1592, and is commemorated on 14 August. It was once seen as the National Day of the Falklands but has largely been replaced by Liberation Day which commemorates the end of the Falklands War.