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Tag: Falkland Islands Association (FIA)

  • Thursday, December 15th 2022 - 22:44 UTC

    New Faces, Same Objective: Falkland Islands Association AGM in London

    Chairman Russell La Forte (L) presents th FIA retirement gift to Deputy Chairman Paul Martinez.

    Last week saw the first face-to-face AGM of the Falkland Islands Association since the pandemic began in 2020. It was held at the Abbey Centre in Westminster. About fifty members were present in person. But another fifty took part - some of them from the Falklands – via Zoom. This was a major improvement on earlier AGMs when decisions could be taken only by those actually present. All future AGMs will be done this way.

  • Tuesday, January 4th 2022 - 05:44 UTC

    The “Expulsion Myth” – Argentina’s Greatest Historical Falsehood

    The ruins of the warehouse at Port Egmont, where Commodore Byron claimed the Falklands for Britain in January 1765

    Falkland Islands Association - Britain did not expel an Argentine population in January 1833 when Britain re-asserted its sovereignty in the Falklands. But no piece of Argentine propaganda has been more successful than its falsehood that Britain expelled an “Argentine population”.

  • Monday, December 11th 2017 - 02:49 UTC

    Battle Day in London

    Falklands Government Representative Ms Sukey Cameron and Mr Andrew Rosindell MP go forward to lay their wreaths for the FI Government and the FI All-Party Parliamentary Group

    The annual Falklands memorial service at the Cenotaph took place on the 9th December under a brilliant cloudless sky. This commemorates all those who gave their lives liberating the Falklands from Argentine occupation in 1982. But it originally commemorated the naval Battle of the Falkland Islands, on the 8th of December 1914, and those who gave their lives then.

  • Friday, December 8th 2017 - 14:47 UTC

    Battle Day marked in the Falkland Islands 103 years on

    “Falkland Islanders remember those who lost their lives in the famous Battle of the Falkland Islands over a century ago”.

    Residents of the Falkland Islands annually mark one of the early major naval battles of the First World War, which took place off the coast of the Islands. This year the event was commemorated with a traditional parade, made up of Members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force.

  • Thursday, June 15th 2017 - 11:15 UTC

    Liberation Day Reception, London Gratitude for the Past, Hope for the Future

    FCO Sir Alan Duncan MP, FIG Representative Sukey Cameron MBE and Hon. Mrs. Jan Cheek MLA.

    Falkland Islanders and their supporters met in London on the 13th of June for the annual Liberation Day Reception. This time it was special - it marked the 35th anniversary of the war. Guest of honour was Sir Alan Duncan, just re-appointed as Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for the Falklands; this was his first outside engagement.

  • Sunday, December 11th 2016 - 18:46 UTC

    A Positive Report on The Falklands

    Hon Sec of the Falkland Islands Association and veteran of the 1982 War Lt. Col. Tym Marsh, FIA Chairman Alan Huckle and FIA Treasurer Falkland Islander James Wallace at the AGM.

    An update on the progress of the Falkland Islands’ economy has been given to the Falkland Islands Association at their annual general meeting in London. Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Mike Summers indicated that all aspect of the Islands development were doing well.

  • Thursday, June 16th 2016 - 11:15 UTC

    Liberation Day Reception, London - The Falkland Islands are flourishing

    FIA Chairmen Alan Huckle and Councillor Jan Cheek MLA

    That is the message from the gathering of supporters at the Falkland Islands Government Annual Reception in London commemorating the 34th anniversary of liberation from Argentine occupation. An upbeat update on progress in all aspects of life in the Islands was given by long-serving member of the Legislature, Mrs Jan Cheek. t

  • Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 09:36 UTC

    A Positive Outlook for the Falklands at FIA's annual general meeting

    Mr. Andrew Rosindell MP, addressing FIA's AGM (Photo by P Pepper)<br />

    The Falkland Islands have received assurances of sustained support from the British Parliament and from the Falkland Islands Association at that organisation’s annual general meeting in London where members were given a positive report of progress and economic development in the Islands.

  • Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 01:06 UTC

    Falklands' Battle Day commemorated in London

    MLA Roger Edwards and Mr. Andrew Rosindell, MP laying their wreaths at the Cenotaph  (Pic P. Pepper)

    Battle Day was commemorated in the traditional manner at the Cenotaph in central London on Saturday 5th December. The traffic was stopped in Whitehall, and the service was conducted by former Rector of Christchurch Cathedral in Stanley the Rev. Dr. Richard Hines.

  • Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:06 UTC

    Falkland Islands Association Honorary Secretary Colin Wright obituary

    Colin Wright had a long interest in Antarctica and the Falklands and joined FIA in 2004

    It is with great regret that we have to report the death of Colin Wright, Honorary Secretary of the Falkland Islands Association (FIA), on 30 September 2015. He will be sorely missed by his many colleagues and friends.