Heritage & Monuments

Liberation Monument

Falkland Islands / Americas

The 1982 Liberation Memorial commemorates all the British forces and supporting units that served in the Falklands War and helped to liberate the Islanders from Argentinian military occupation.   The Memorial was built in front of the Secretariat Building, overlooking Stanley Harbour.   It was funded by the Islanders and unveiled by the Governor, Sir Rex Hunt, on Liberation Day, 14 June 1984, two years after the war ended.  

It is an obelisk bearing the coat of arms of the Falkland Islands surrounded by a laurel wreath above the words – ‘In Memory of Those Who Liberated Us’ and the date – 14 June 1982.   The figure of Britannia, sculpted by David Norris, is on top of the obelisk.  The memorial was designed by Gerald Dixon, a Falklands born architect.  The back and sides have lists of the naval vessels, Royal Marines formations, Army regiments and RAF squadrons that took part.  Services are held here on Liberation Day, and Armistice Day.  The Governor lays his Armistice Day wreath here.

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