Falklands' patrol vessel HMS Forth, P222 has arrived back in the Islands to resume her duties as a guard ship following a refit and maintenance operation in Gibraltar.
Gilbert House, seat of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly has made public the arrangements for Sunday 12 November 2023, Remembrance Sunday. The Annual Service of Remembrance, this year commemorating the 105th anniversary of the end of the First World War, will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.30 am.
After many years of service with the FIDF, in June 2023 Major Justin McPhee retired as Officer Commanding, Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF), a role he has fulfilled since October 2018.
On 31st May, the Governor of the Falkland Islands made her annual address, state of the Nation, to the Legislative Assembly. In her speech, Alison Blake CMG reviewed last year's challenges and highlights, set out the government's and public service priorities for the year ahead, and paid tribute to the economy.
2022 has been a momentous and busy year here in this newly created City of Stanley and across the Islands, marking the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia with a fitting and often moving program of commemorative events, events that have at their heart been about remembrance, community, and sharing.
The Falkland Islands has shown its strong solidarity with Ukraine on August 24, Independence Day of the central European country suffering the invasion of its powerful neighbor, Russia.
It's official, the Falkland Islands have a new Governor, and the first woman to occupy that position, Ms. Alison Blake CMG. The governor designate for the Falkland Islands, and Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Ms. Blake took the oath of office on Saturday morning at the Court and Assembly Chamber.