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Tag: Falklands 250th anniversary of the Union Flag

  • Sunday, February 1st 2015 - 23:51 UTC

    Falklands' community enjoys 250th anniversary celebrations

    Children and adults enjoyed a full day of games and music on Saturday

    Saturday 31st January saw the culmination of a week of celebrations in the Falkland Islands commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Union Flag being raised on Saunders Island. Commodore John Byron placed the flag in 1765 signifying the start of British rule in the Falkland Islands.

  • Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 19:53 UTC

    Falklands “Time Capsule” to celebrate 250th anniversary of flying the Union Flag in the Islands

    Taff Davies with the Time Capsule

    As part of the celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the Union Flag being raised by English Commodore John Byron in the Falkland Islands, on 21 January 1765, more precisely on Saunders Island, a ceremonial sod of turf was raised on the site for a “Time Capsule” to be buried.

  • Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 20:51 UTC

    The Falkland Islands - 250 Years British

     Perfect weather for this very special occasion, the Rover Rally at Victory Green

    The 250th anniversary of the Union Flag (Union Jack) being raised by Commodore John Byron on 21st January 1765 was today celebrated by the people of the Falklands. Signifying British rule and inclusion as a part of the commonwealth, the first British population was settled making the foundations of the community resident today.