Garden 6 - Falkland Islanders Resistance
to determine their own way of life and to choose their own allegiance."
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ~ 3rd. April 1982
This is a living memorial to the first British Resistance Force since World War Two. Surrounding the willow Upland Goose is a small orchard of 5 Cider apple and 3 Perry apple trees. The trees are set on the Ordinal and Cardinal points of the compass. The three white plaque stands commemorate the female civilian casualties of the war on the Islands. The Falkland Islands Resistance spied on, provided vital intelligence, sabotaged and generally disrupted the life of the enemy who invaded on the 2nd April 1982. When the British Task Force landed, many islanders helped transport troops, supplies and ammunition across the islands as the battles raged. Some acted as guides for the troops and went on to fight with them in decisive battles. They should be rightly proud of their achievements and hope that it will inspire future generations of Islanders.
Falkland Islanders Memorials
Mrs Doreen Bonner Lost her life behind enemy lines during the Falklands War - June 1982
Mrs Mary Goodwin Lost her life behind enemy lines during the Falklands War - June 1982
Mrs Susan Whitley Lost her life behind enemy lines during the Falklands War - June 1982
Falklands Memorial Way
Falkland Islanders Resistance Memorial
59 Independant Commando Royal Engineers
The FRIENDS of the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove took over the fund raising, maitenance and ongoing improvement of the Grove on the 1st September 2019. The Allied Special Forces Association was Dissolved on the 31st August 2019 after creating the Grove since 2003 and successful running of the association since January 1999. Job done and now a new future!es Association .