At the Fortieth Anniversary Liberation Day Event, taking place at the National Memorial Arboretum, on Tuesday 14 June 2022, a MEMBER of the Falkland Islands LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, will present a ‘signed and sealed’ Scroll to the Chairman of the South Atlantic Medal Association 82 (SAMA82).
The Scroll confers the FREEDOM OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS to all South Atlantic Medal Holders of the 1982 conflict. The handing over of the Scroll ceremony will be part of the Liberation Day Service and will include a ‘live’ link to a simultaneous ceremony taking place in the Port City Stanley 8000 miles south of the NMA.
Further statement: In recognition of the great debt of the Falkland Islands and their people to all South Atlantic Medal Holders who served in the Falkland Islands and in the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands for the preservation of the liberty and right to self-determination of the people of the Falkland Islands, and the assistance given to the civilian community by South Atlantic Medal Holders, the LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY of the Falkland Islands, at a meeting on 16 December 2021 recorded its sincere and grateful thanks and RESOLVED to confer upon all holders of the South Atlantic Medal, THE FREEDOM OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS on the occasion of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from Argentine Occupation.
Any South Atlantic Medal Holder will be able to access and download a copy of the Scroll in the link below:-