Falkland Islanders Resistance Memorial Dedication

  • 12 June 2024
  • 12pm

Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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This beautiful sculpture of three Magellan (Upland) geese flying south lies at the heart of the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove.


During the Falklands Conflict in 1982, a number of the Falkland Islanders spied on, sabotaged, and disrupted enemy activities before the British Task Force landed, becoming the first British resistance movement since the Second World War. Once British service personnel landed, to help liberate the Falklands, the Islanders fought alongside them, supplying vehicles, food and clothing, gathering vital intelligence and offering comfort to those injured. The Falkland Islanders’ Resistance Memorial commemorates the Islanders who supported before the landings, during the battles, and in the aftermath of the conflict.

On 11 June 1982, three Falkland Island women lost their lives when a house they were sheltering in was hit by friendly fire. Mrs Susan Whitley, Mrs Mary Goodwin and Mrs Doreen Bonner became the only British civilian casualties of the Falklands Conflict.

For further information about this event, please contact:

 

Mike Colton

Mobile - 07929 118598

E-mail - mikecolton@hotmail.com

Website - https://alliedspecialforcesmemorialgrove.org