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  • Thursday, May 26th 2022 - 10:55 UTC

    The Falklands Conflict – Then and Now

    The book is a reminder of the “Forgotten Falklands” as “Help for Heroes” called them in their poll indicating that most people in the UK care little about the conflict

    By Harold Briley for MercoPress (London) – The 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict is being commemorated all year with events in the Falkland Islands, the United Kingdom, and Argentina as MercoPress has reported.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 06:06 UTC

    Death of British and Falklands patriot

    Hayward was a generous donor to the campaign to build the Falklands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College in Southern England.

    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.

  • Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 00:39 UTC

    UK Praise for Falklands

    Minister of State with responsibility for Falklands affairs and Latin America, Mr Hugo Swire (Photo Peter Pepper)

    Hundreds of supporters of the Falkland Islands joined Islanders and Task Force Veterans at the annual reunion in London last night.

  • Wednesday, May 8th 2013 - 19:48 UTC

    Reassurance for Falklands and Gibraltar

    Falkland Islanders celebrate the March 10/11 referendum results

    By Harold Briley from London - The Falkland Islands and Gibraltar have been reassured by the British Government that it will protect their right to choose their own way of government. The pledge was contained in the Government’s programmer and new laws for the forthcoming session of Parliament, outlined in the traditional Queen’s Speech to both Houses of Parliament.

  • Friday, April 26th 2013 - 22:42 UTC

    Shackleton’s centenary scholarship to encourage scientific research in South Atlantic and Antarctica

    Shackleton turned tragedy into triumph and his name is for ever linked to Antarctica

    By Harold Briley - The Falkland Islands, South Georgia or the British Antarctic Territories stand to benefit from an ambitious science research project to commemorate Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 trans-Antarctic expedition.

  • Friday, April 12th 2013 - 00:34 UTC

    The Iron Lady and I!

    Harold Briley (R) interviewing Margaret Thatcher in London as a Falklands’ anniversary reunion with David Tatham, a former governor of the Islands

    Mercopress correspondent Harold Briley knew Margaret Thatcher well, here reminiscing on fifty years of reporting her activities for half a century as a BBC Political, Latin America. Defence and East Europe Correspondent.

  • Friday, May 11th 2012 - 12:29 UTC

    As in Hitler’s time, the Olympic spirit exploited for political purposes

    An affront to thousands of athletes who compete in the spirit of the Olympics and in the belief that politics have no part in sport

    By Harold Briley - Hitler exploited the Olympics. Argentina’s cynical and infantile exploitation of the Olympic Games for political purposes is a reminder, if any is needed, of its persistent failure to abide by accepted standards of honesty and decency.

  • Monday, April 30th 2012 - 12:06 UTC

    University anniversary focus on Falklands

    The Conference at Kent University at Canterbury (Photo by Peter Pepper)

    The remarkable recovery of the Falklands Islands from the 1982 invasion and the Islanders’ impressive achievements since have been given valuable publicity at a three-day conference at Kent University in the United Kingdom marking the 30th anniversary. It was attended by a distinguished group of academics, military commanders, journalists, and three former governors, Alan Huckle, David Tatham and Howard Pearce.