Mike Colton Falkland Islanders Resistance Memorial

21st November 2021
I am raising funds  to create a permanent memorial to replace the current Willow Upland Goose that represents the freedom of the Falkland Islanders who resisted the invasion and defied the rule of an invader during the Falklands Conflict in 1982. 

Three Islanders lost their lives and many others spied on, disrupted, provided vital intelligence to British Forces and then went on to fight with and help supply troops at the front line, often under enemy fire themselves. 

This was the first British Resistance Movement since the Second World War. The new memorial will feature an Artist/Blacksmith designed Upland Goose in flight. It will be similar to the one pictured but not quite so big! The Memorial will be situated in the Falkland Islanders Resistance garden which is part of the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove at the National Memorial Arboretum. UK.

My first aim is to raise sufficient funds to have our artist create a Maquette (scale model) which we can present to the NMA memorials committee for approval prior to commisioning  the full size sculpture.  Once the memorial is completed and installed we will gift the Maquette to the the Islanders. Follow the link below to see the memorial garden.


  • Burns Night Lunch - Addressing the Haggis 
    • £80 (Offline)
    • 2 d
  • Mark Dowsey 
    • £10 
    • 2 d
  • Mike Colton - Sale of Upland Goose Badges 
    • £35 (Offline)
    • 3 d
  • Ivy Bate - Produce sales now at £2,061 today. 
    • £23 (Offline)
    • 4 d
  • Ivy Bate - Produce Sale now has raised £2,038. Well done Ivy. 
    • £19 (Offline)
    • 6 d
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Mike Colton 
Kings Bromley, Burton-on-Trent
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