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Falkland Islands: Award of South Atlantic Medal

Statement made on 18 December 2014

Statement UIN HCWS151


I am pleased to inform the House that in 2015 the South Atlantic Medal will be presented, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, to the Falkland Islands, in recognition of the assistance provided to the Forces of the United Kingdom during the liberation of the Islands in 1982. The Islanders’ individual acts of courage exemplified the indomitable will and personal commitment to defending the Islands’ right of self determination.