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Nick Loveday

Falkland Islands Commemorations
21.02.2007 at 09:29:11
All serving South Atlantic Medal Holders (all ranks) who will still be serving on 17 Jun 07 and wish to participate in the Official Commemorative Events in London are to register their intentions via the event website or in writing to: Veterans Agency, Rm6108, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 3WP.  Helpline number 0800 169 2277.  Registration to be completed by 28 Feb 07.

Further details added 28 Feb:

The 25th anniversary of the Falklands Campaign will be commemorated in London and the Falkland Islands on 17th June 2007.  This will be a high impact visual event on Horse Guards Parade and will include a traditional “Drumhead” ceremony.  It will be followed by a parade of veterans and their modern day service counterparts up The Mall to Buckingham Palace to witness a fly past of aircraft from the Falklands era as well as some of those flown by the same squadrons today.  Central to the event will be the personal recollections of veterans and Islanders as they tell their stories in their own words. It is hoped that senior members of the Royal Family will attend this event, and it will be covered live by the BBC

Space in the audience at Horse Guards Parade will be limited, and it is hoped that as many as possible of the campaign’s veterans will be able to attend.  If demand for tickets is high they will be allocated in priority order:

·      Holders of the South Atlantic Medal (1982) and war widows;
·      Other widows and families; and
·      Others, both civilian and military, who were associated with the conflict.

The organisers will endeavour to ensure that as many South Atlantic Medal (1982) holders attend as possible. If necessary they will issue tickets to allow medal holders to march even if tickets are not available for their guests in the stands, however all ticket applications should be made as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Only those successful in their applications will receive notification from the Veterans Agency, and tickets will be sent out along with an information leaflet about the event in late May 2007.
Please see the official Falklands 25 website at for further details about official commemorative events taking place 14th -17th  June 2007.

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