Battle of the Falkland's Memorial

The following images of the Memorial for the Battle of the Falklands are contributed (and copyright held by) Paul Hyder ( He notes:

In 1986 I was stationed in the Falkland Islands with the RAF and came across the War Memorials for the Falklands War and also one from WWI.

The memorial is located facing across Stanley Harbour near Government House. The inscription of the WWI Memorial is as follows:

In COMMEMORATION of the BATTLE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS fought on the 8th day of December 1914 in which the British Squadron Invincible, Inflexible, Carnarvon, Kent, Cornwall, Glasgow, Bristol, Canopus & Macedonia under the command of Vice Admiral SIR E C DOVETON STURDEE destroyed the German Squadron under Vice Admiral Graf Von Spee thereby saving this colony from capture by the enemy.

If my memory serves me right I think that adjacent sides of the WWI Memorial are dedicated to WWI and WWII and possibly listed names of those who fell in both wars.

Last Updated: 5 March, 2000.

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