Falkland Islands Memorial - Pangbourne Berkshire
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N 51° 28.565 W 001° 06.671
30U E 631171 N 5704461
Quick Description: A memorial cairn commemorating the 258 fallen of the The Falklands War 1982
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/16/2012 5:20:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMDQTY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
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Long Description:

The Falkland Islands Memorial cairn is situated to the rear of the stunning Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, located within the grounds of Pangbourne College, Berkshire. RG8 8LA. The Chapel is open daily between 09:00 and 17:00 hours. The Chapel website is http://www.falklands-chapel.org.uk/map.php


 

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Falklands War 1982


In Honor Of: The 258 fallen of the South Atlantic Campaign

Marker Text:
 " This cairn commemorates the 258 lives lost in the battle to liberate the Falkland Islands in 1982. Following the launch of the "Stones from Home" project in 2002, these stones were brought by combatants of the South Atlantic campaign, by families and friends of the fallen and by other visitors as well as 258 collected by HMS Chatham.
A list of inscriptions on the stones can be found in the Chapel's archives.
On 14th June 2007, to mark the 25th anniversary of the end of the war, Her Majesty the Queen attended the National Act of Remembrance and Thanksgiving at Pangbourne and placed Her stone.
The placement of further stones at the base of the cairn is encouraged; periodically they will be incorporated in the memorial. "


Date of dedication: 2007

Who Put it Here?: The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel Trust

Description of Memorial:
A cairn memorial made from stones brought from the Falkland Islands, together with other stones brought by friends, families and visitors, some bearing inscriptions. We found the memorial cairn whilst geocaching in the area back in 2009.


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