Phyl Rendell, Chair of the Falkland Islands 40th Anniversary Committee, reflects on the ending of such a special year of events, the value of freedom, and what it means for the coming generations of young people who call the Falklands their home...
The success of the November 9/15 visit to the Falkland Islands of 130 Falklands Veterans and next of kin, has been underlined by the Chair of the 40th anniversary Committee and Governor Alison Blake. Letters of gratitude to all the Falkland Islanders for their generosity in hosting and caring for the visitors have been published in the Penguin News.
Falklands Conservation (FC) has announced the launching of its new Darwin Plus-funded project for long-term restoration work on New Island Nature Reserve. New Island is one of the remotest islands in the Falklands archipelago, which runs a wildlife reserve and centre for scientific research, expected to considerably improve with the appointment of a new Bio-security and Invasives Manager.
As the Queen's Platinum Jubilee popular celebrations come to an end, Falkland Islanders have turned back to the 40th-anniversary commemorations of the war and the coming Liberation Day. The Chair of the 40th Anniversary Committee, Mrs. Phyl Rendell MBE made a brief statement on coming events and the future.
The Falkland Islands Commissioners of Currency and the 40th Anniversary Committee are delighted to announce the issue of a Crown Coin to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands.
As part of the commemoration events for the 40th anniversary of the Falklands war, school children from both the Junior and Secondary schools in the Falkland Islands have created special “Thank you” messages to all the veterans involved in liberating the Falkland Islands in 1982. The school children are keen that their messages are seen by as wide an audience as possible, so that as many veterans and their families and families of those 255 lost, get to see them and know that what they did 40 years ago is still greatly appreciated and not forgotten, even by the most recent generation of young Islanders.
In 2022, the Falkland Islands will be marking the 40th anniversary of liberation with a year-long program of commemoration and celebration.
Falkland Islanders are hoping to mark the 40th Liberation anniversary with a year of events that both commemorate the liberation of the islands and look to their future, the Chair of the 40th-anniversary committee told Mercopress this week.
The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce the establishment of a Committee for the 40th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands. Chaired by former MLA Phyl Rendell, the Committee will be responsible for agreeing the framework for what will be a year-long programme of celebration and commemoration in 2022. The Committee will ensure that events and activities are coordinated and that everyone across the Falkland Islands – as well as friends overseas – can contribute.
A state of the art longliner, the Falklands “CFL Hunter” was baptized and launched at the Nodosa de Marín shipyard in Pontevedra, in a ceremony that included representatives from Consolidated Fisheries, Falklands lawmakers plus members of the Galicia government and the yard.