Pangbourne College is to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a flower festival on the weekend of October 14 and 15, which will also mark 35 years since the end of the Falklands War. More than 40 flower arrangers from 12 clubs across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire are preparing to take part alongside the school’s art department.
The Falkland Islands Government has released details of imminent events, both official and informal, which will focus on the 35th Anniversary of the 1982 War. Additionally, FIG announced that the following people shall be here as official guests of the Government from the 12th-16th June:
Queen Elizabeth attended a centenary service in the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College on Tuesday (May 9). The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied her in his first public engagement since announcing his retirement.
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.
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.
The Annual Service of Remembrance was held at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne on Sunday 17th June. As it marked the 30 anniversary of the war a marquee was erected to extend the nave to hold the large number of veterans, families of the fallen and dignitaries - a total of 850 people.