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Falklands Day celebrated in Parliament with the islands flag flying at New Palace Yard — MercoPress











Falklands Day celebrated in Parliament with the islands flag flying at the New Palace Yard

Saturday August 13, 2022 – 10:05 UTC


MPs Leona Roberts and Mark Pollard with Sir Richard Hoyle and a Falklands flag

As directed by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Falkland Islands flag flies in New Palace Yard, to mark Falklands Day, when the islands were first sighted in 1592.

The Speaker of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, MP Roger Spink, said: “It is an honor for the people of the Falkland Islands, veterans and their families that in this 40th anniversary year, the flag of the Falklands will float from Parliament on Falklands Day, August 14”

Sir Richard said that “today we fly the Falkland Islands flag in the New Palace Yard to mark Falklands Day, as well as the Tristan da Cunha flag to mark the island’s next birthday on Sunday”.

Captain John Davis made the first recorded sighting of the Falklands on his ship The Desire. The islands honor the ship on the flag and our motto “Desire the Right”. “We hope everyone has a fantastic Falklands Day”