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SOUTH ATLANTIC MEDAL AWARDED TO THE FALKLAND ISLANDS

The Falkland Islands are to be collectively awarded the South Atlantic Medal without Rosette, in recognition of the efforts made by Falkland Islanders to assist the British Task Force in 1982.

The announcement was made in Parliament on Thursday 18th December and subsequently confirmed in the Prime Minister’s Christmas Address to the Falkland Islands.

Chair of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Roger Edwards, welcomed the announcement: ‘It is a great honour for the Falkland Islands to be awarded the South Atlantic Medal. We will never forget the sacrifices made by all to protect our home. The Falklands have come a long way since the dark days of 1982, when many in the Islands faced extreme difficulty with steely resolve.’

The Parliamentary statement can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2014-12-18/HCWS151/