“There's some corner of a foreign field that is forever England.” Never were the words of Rupert Brooke more apt – though we must add Scotland, Wales, and Ireland to his original verse – than in the Falklands, where Islanders have named beaches, bays, harbors, islets, and inlets after the 258 souls killed in the 1982 conflict.
The autonomous Government of the Falklands Islands, FIG, Gilbert House in an official release has given its support for the idea of a map to commemorate those who lost their lives during the Liberation of the Falkland Islands in 1982. The initiative started at the time of the 25th anniversary and became reality this year.
The Government of the Falkland Islands has announced the arrangements for Sunday 13 November 2022, Remembrance Sunday, which on this occasion will be a very special Remembrance service since it will be broadcast live from the Falkland Islands, at 13:35 UK time.
As part of the Falkland Islands' 40th anniversary year of events in the UK, a delegation from Falkland House visited Belfast and Northern Ireland.
As part of the Falklands40 commemorations, the South Atlantic Medal Association 82 Holders were awarded the Freedom of the Falkland Islands.
A French built armored reconnaissance vehicle which saw service during the 1982 Falklands conflict by the Argentine Army has been painstakingly refurbished in time for the Falklands 40th Anniversary.
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has paid tribute to veterans of the Falkland Islands conflict. In an address released by the Ministry of Defense (MOD), Mr Wallace reflected on the “sacrifice” and the “amazing achievement” of the UK's Armed Forces.
This Wednesday, June 15, a joint service was held at St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, attended by Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands.
At a ceremony Tuesday morning held at Staffordshire's National Memorial Arboretum, British prime minister Boris Johnson praised the daring bravery of Veterans, recalling that on the very day, exactly forty years ago, British soldiers entered Stanley and liberated the Falkland Islands from foreign occupation. And since Liberation, the Falkland Islands have lived and thrived in peace and freedom looking into the future.
Hundreds turned out in Stanley on Tuesday to follow events marking the 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from the Argentine occupation in 1982.