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  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 08:23 UTC

    Falklands' Veterans in a “very moving ceremony” at the Memorial Arboretum

    The service open to the public was to “pay tribute to all those involved in the conflict, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country” (Pic PA)

    Hundreds of veterans and their families took part in a “very, very moving” ceremony on Sunday to mark the 35th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands. Jane Adams, secretary of the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 (Sama 82) who organized the event, said “there was many a tear” as people of different ranks and ages gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

  • Tuesday, December 8th 2015 - 01:06 UTC

    Falklands' Battle Day commemorated in London

    MLA Roger Edwards and Mr. Andrew Rosindell, MP laying their wreaths at the Cenotaph  (Pic P. Pepper)

    Battle Day was commemorated in the traditional manner at the Cenotaph in central London on Saturday 5th December. The traffic was stopped in Whitehall, and the service was conducted by former Rector of Christchurch Cathedral in Stanley the Rev. Dr. Richard Hines.

  • Sunday, December 8th 2013 - 22:08 UTC

    Praise for Falklands world-wide diplomacy

    FIA Chairman Alan Huckle, a former governor of the Falklands, and MLA Roger Edwards lay the wreaths for the Association and the Falkland Islands Government

    Falkland Islanders have been praised for their international campaign of diplomacy explaining their democratic credentials to the world and proclaiming their overwhelming referendum vote for self-determination and retaining their links with the United Kingdom.

  • Saturday, November 9th 2013 - 18:47 UTC

    Falkland Islands commemorates Remembrance Day on Sunday

    Cross of Sacrifice Memorial (Pic by K.P)

    Falkland Islands will be holding the annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday 10 November at Christ Church Cathedral. Governor Neil Haywood, Commander British Forces, Members of the Legislative Assembly, visiting and resident South Atlantic veterans, together with Senior Officers of the Armed Services will be attending the Service.

  • Tuesday, May 14th 2013 - 18:50 UTC

    UK MoD challenges statistics on suicides among Falklands’ veterans

    The bombing of the Sir Galahad caused the biggest loss of British forces in the conflict

    The claim that more Falklands veterans have killed themselves since the war ended than died in action is not borne out by statistics, a study says. Some 255 UK personnel died in action, but a veterans group has said the suicide toll since 1982 exceeds that.

  • Monday, November 12th 2012 - 02:05 UTC

    Fifty Falklands veterans at Stanley’s Remembrance Sunday commemoration

    Veterans march towards the Cross of Sacrifice

    Remembrance Sunday, November 11, was celebrated in the Falkland Islands capital, Stanley with a service at Christ Church Cathedral, followed by a march to the Cross of Sacrifice, the Memorial to all those who laid down their lives for Britain in war, where a service of remembrance and thanksgiving was held in warm and sunny weather.

  • Sunday, November 11th 2012 - 02:46 UTC

    Thanksgiving service at the Liberation Monument in Stanley

    From left. Brigadier Bill Aldridge (Commander BFFI), HRH The Duke of Kent, representing HM the Queen, HE the Governor Mr. Nigel Haywood CVO., The Hon. Barry Elsby Member of the Legislative Assembly

    The Memorial service commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands by British Forces, 10 weeks after they were invaded by Argentina. 252 British Servicemen were killed during the action, plus 3 Island ladies.

  • Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 - 18:40 UTC

    Wales Falklands Memorial re-dedicated on the 30th anniversary of the conflict

    The monument was created from five tons of Mount Harriet granite rock

    Wales' Falklands Memorial has been re-dedicated to mark the 30th anniversary of the conflict which saw 32 Welsh Guards among the fallen. The ceremony was part of the Armed Forces Day events in Cardiff and was attended by Falklands’ lawmaker Dick Sawle.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2012 - 21:05 UTC

    Looking forward and promoting Falklands’ younger generation

    Chairman of the 2012 Committee, Lewis Clifton OBE

    As the years pass, Veterans and Islanders alike who were caught up in the Falklands War, are getting older; many, regrettably are no longer with us. Age takes its toll, and sadly a number of potential guests declined due to failing health, reads the message from Lewis Clifton OBE, Chairman of the 2012 Committee.

  • Monday, May 28th 2012 - 17:58 UTC

    Falklands’ remembrance service in Gosport to honor 3 Islanders and 255 killed in action

    The Sea King fly-past at Portsmouth

    Veterans, next of kin, local authorities and special guests attended on Sunday a remembrance service for the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands conflict in Gosport, overlooking Portsmouth harbour.

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