Mike Colton Falkland Islanders Resistance Memorial

12th March 2022

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 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.

The new memorial will feature three Upland Geese in flight by Artist/Blacksmith Bromley O'Hare.  They will be set in flight above head height. To this end we have had a Maquette/Model made by Bromley which we have named CHLOE after the Islands resident geese. This will allow us to present a formal application to the memorials committee at  the NMA by the end of March 2022. Once we obtain approval we will commission the full size sculpture.

After  the memorial is completed, installed and dedicated we will gift the Maquette in the picture above to the Islanders. Follow the link below to see the memorial garden.

www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/279117 

  • Falkland Islands Goverment Match Funding 
    • £22,680 (Offline)
    • 2 mos
  • Ivy Bate - Sale of produce rises to £3,280 now. 
    • £12 (Offline)
    • 2 mos
  • Grove donation from PPA now allocated to this fund. 
    • £300 (Offline)
    • 2 mos
  • Ivy Bate - Sale of produce now totals £3,268.96 
    • £23 (Offline)
    • 2 mos
  • Sale of CHLOE badges to White Ensign Lodge members today. 
    • £210 (Offline)
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Mike Colton 
Organizer
Kings Bromley, Burton-on-Trent