Falkland Islands Links

Memorial and Museum Links

Other Military Charities and Associations

HMS AVENGER Remembered by the Falkland Islanders in New Museum
The Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust is based in the old government dockyard in central Stanley, and at the Historic Dockyard Museum site. We tell the stories of the Islands from discovery, through settlement and up to the present day with displays relating to lifestyle, social history, wildlife and our rich maritime heritage. On display are sections relating to discovery, early settlement, early life in the Islands together with an upstairs gallery featuring a diorama on the wildlife of the Islands, and a maritime section.

The period of the 1982 war is also covered briefly at the Historic Dockyard Museum, through an audio-visual film “Through Children’s Eyes” which covers the events of April –June 1982 through the perspective of Islanders who were children at the time of the invasion.

We are raising fund to create a Lookout Gallery and Exhibition Hall in order to display more items and tell the events of 1982 in more detail and have space to show other large items in our collection that we cannot house at the dockyard site.

Museum Trustees are seeking donations towards the construction of the new annexe. The estimated cost is in the region of £1.5 million of which £500,000 has already been raised.
Royal Hospital Chelsea Admissions application
The story of the Royal Chelsea Hospital began over 300 years ago, in the reign of King Charles II. Aware that the Army was supporting a growing number of soldiers who were no longer fit for active service, or who were desolate on the streets of London, the King committed to the creation of a welcoming and safe home for veterans who had faught for the country and who were “broken by age of war”. This ethos and tradition continues and the Royal Hospital Chelsea today supports up to 310 older Army veterans who are in need and who meet the eligibility criteria.

Today the Royal Hospital offers independant living in a sheltered housing environment intended for those who, upon admission, are self caring and able to live independently with extra support where required but without the need for nursing care. They do offer nursing care but the Royal Hospital cannot accept direct entries to the nursing wards as space is limited.

They accept applications from former soldiers, non commissioned officers and late entry officers of the British Army, who have reached state pension age and who fit the eligibility criteria as laid down by the Board of Commissioners.