Falkland Islanders Resistance
"They are few in number, but have the right to live in peace,
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. Three plaque stands commemorate the female civilian casualties of the conflict 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.
Mrs Doreen Bonner
Sadly Mrs Doreen Bonner Lost her life behind enemy lines during the Falklands Conflict - June 1982
Mrs Mary Goodwin Lost her life behind enemy lines during the Falklands Conflict - June 1982
Mrs Susan Whitley Lost her life behind enemy lines during the Falklands Conflict - June 1982
59 Independant Commando Royal Engineers