Falkland Islands will 'sorely' miss Thatcher's 'friendship'

The Falkland Islands legislative assembly said Baroness Thatcher's "friendship and support" to the territory would be "sorely missed".

Margaret Thatcher arrives at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, in 1992. Credit: John Giles/PA Archive

Assembly member Mike Summers said: "It is with great sadness that we received news of the death of Baroness Thatcher this morning.

"She will be forever remembered in the Islands for her decisiveness in sending a task force to liberate our home following the Argentine invasion in 1982."

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