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Falklands : FALKLAND ISLANDS DEFENCE FORCE MARK INVASION PLUS 30
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 01.04.2012 (Article Archived on 13.05.2012)

On Sunday afternoon eighteen former Members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force who were on duty the night of 01 April 1982 formed up on John Street where the former FIDF Hall was located and marched to the Liberation Monument on Ross Road.

Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN)

FALKLAND ISLANDS DEFENCE FORCE MARK INVASION PLUS 30

 

By J. Brock (FINN)

 

 

The Hon Gavin Short MLA lays a wreath at the 1982 monument to remember the 30th year since call up to defend the Falklands against impossible odds

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday afternoon eighteen former Members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force who were on duty the night of 01 April 1982 formed up on John Street where the former FIDF Hall was located and marched to the Liberation Monument on Ross Road.

 

At the monument a crowd of well over 100 people waited to commemorate the 30th year since the Defence Force took up their positions to defend the Falklands during the Argentine invasion on 02 April 1982.

 

H. E. the Governor Mr Nigel Haywood and CBFSAI Brigadier Bill Aldridge were present.  Prayers were led by the Rev Richard Hines of Christ Church Cathedral and the wreath was laid by former FIDF Member the Hon Gavin Short MLA.  Rev Hines read out the Roll of Honour the five members of the Defence Force who have died since the 1982 conflict.

 

After the brief service members and a contingent of the FIDF as well as the veterans marched to Government House where a reception and toast awaited. 

 

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