John Duncan OBE has been elected unanimously to succeed Alan Huckle as Chair of the Falkland Islands Association.
Famed British patriot and generous Falkland Islands benefactor Sir Jack Hayward has died, aged 91 in Florida in the United States. Known as “Union Jack” for his love of all things British, he was knighted in 1986 for his charitable actions and donations to totaling many millions of pounds, much of it for Falklands-related causes.
The first two significant naval battles of the First World War were commemorated in London and the Falklands in parallel church services on the 8th December – a hundred years after these momentous events took place.
A commemorative service at the naval church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, near Trafalgar Square, in London and a reception has been organized by the Falkland Islands Association to commemorate the Battle of Coronel (Nov. 1, 1914) and Battle of the Falklands (Dec. 8, 1914).
The Battle of the Falklands 1914 By Graham Pascoe reviewed by David Tatham - With the centenary of the 1914 naval battle coming up in December and commemorations planned for Falkland Islands capital, Stanley and London, Graham Pascoe’s concise account of the battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands is well timed.
Hundreds of supporters of the Falkland Islands joined Islanders and Task Force Veterans at the annual reunion in London last night.
Falkland Islanders have been praised for their international campaign of diplomacy explaining their democratic credentials to the world and proclaiming their overwhelming referendum vote for self-determination and retaining their links with the United Kingdom.
The British Government has paid tribute to Sir Rex Hunt for his courage and leadership as Governor of the Falkland Islands during Argentina’s 1982 invasion and for his part in the modern, prosperous Falklands of today.
Falkland Islanders preparing to exercise their right to self-determination in a landmark democratic vote next March were pledged overwhelming support by the Falkland Islands Association at its annual general meeting in London on Saturday presided over by its chairman, Mr Alan Huckle, a former Governor of the Islands.
Sir Rex Hunt, the former governor of the Falkland Islands during the Argentine invasion which triggered the South Atlantic conflict of 1982 passed away in England on Remembrance Sunday.