Falkland Islands lawmaker MLA Roger Spink was present at the Veterans gathering in Portsmouth on Sunday to remember their fallen comrades. The event has been described as the largest of its kind in the UK so far.Add your comment!
Falkland Islands Veterans from all branches of the British military will be holding the annual memorial service and parading on Sunday, in Portsmouth, to mark the fortieth anniversary.Add your comment!
As the Falkland Islands Liberation Day approaches, on 14 June, commemoration events and services are being held across the United Kingdom and the Falklands, and over last weekend it was Gosport and Plymouth that marked the 40th anniversary of the 1982 War and honored those who did not return from the South Atlantic.
When the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers arrived in Portsmouth, the base faced a critical issue – how to find enough electricity. HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales doubled the base's energy use. In fact, the load was so great there was a danger it would impact power supplies to the city itself.
The city of Portsmouth in England will continue to seek global relationships following the UK's departure from the European Union by twinning with the Falkland Islands and Halifax in Canada, reports the Plymouth News.
A Royal Naval patrol vessel has returned to its home base in Portsmouth for the final time after spending 12 years on patrol around the Falkland Islands. Sailors and crew of the HMS Clyde have taken part in a decommissioning ceremony for the 13-year-old vessel before it is turned back over the BAE Systems for its future life in Brazil.
The Royal Navy's HMS Forth has set sail for a long-term deployment into the Falkland Islands. The ship left Portsmouth Naval Base early Friday for the South Atlantic where she will act as the Islands' Protection Vessel, replacing HMS Clyde.
Falkland Islands lawmakers MLAs Mark Pollard, Leona Roberts and Roger Spink on 24th May visited Portsmouth to present a ceremonial Falkland Islands flag and plaque to the City of Portsmouth and its veterans; to be flown at the Falklands Memorial by the Square Tower, on the iconic Portsmouth harbour.
Portsmouth could soon fly the Falklands flag all year round as a lasting tribute to all those who died to liberate the British territory 36 years ago. Plans are afoot to install a new flagpole outside the Falklands memorial in Old Portsmouth to allow the islands’ symbol to fly above the entrance to the city’s harbor.
English fishermen are taking part in a day of protests against what they say is an abject betrayal over Brexit. Protesters gathered in Plymouth, Whitstable, Hastings, Portsmouth, Milford Haven and Newcastle. Fishermen say promises of immediate control over UK waters on leaving the EU next year have been dropped.