Tributes have been paid to Sir Rex Hunt, the former Falkland Islands governor, who died yesterday in a hospital in Stockton-on-Tees aged 86.
The Foreign Secretary and North Yorkshire MP, William Hague, paid tribute to Sir Rex, saying he showed "great courage and fortitude" during the Argentine invasion.
"I was very sorry to hear of the death of Sir Rex Hunt. As governor of the Falkland Islands he served his country and the Falkland Islanders with great distinction.
Like the Islanders themselves, he demonstrated great courage and fortitude in the face of Argentine aggression during the Falklands conflict.
After the conflict, he contributed to the transformation of the Islands into a vibrant, modern and successful democracy."
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