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Army Musician
2012-06-21, 23:20
I have just returned from the Falklands, it is something truly special. I will post a few pics and vidoes of my time down there.

Check out this BFBS link, this band I was playing with (Salamanca Band of the Rifles) entertaining kids at Port Stanley

Salamanca Band serenades Stanley | British Forces News (http://www.bfbs.com/news/falkland-islands/salamanca-band-serenades-stanley-58195.html)

Indeed we were the band playing for the ceremony at the Stanley memorial.

CTRifle
2012-06-21, 23:26
very cool, cant wait to see some pics. Awesome band btw, "it aint mission impossible" :D

Rhino
2012-06-23, 14:22
- Topic cleaned, can we please keep politics out of this forum please and just focus on the mod/map.

BTW can't wait to see the pics and other stuff Army Musician :D

Sgt.Ayllon
2012-06-25, 11:36
Why is it called Salamanca band?

In Spain we have a city called Salamanca:mrgreen:

Daniel
2012-07-05, 08:05
Where is my post gone, Rhino?

Rhino
2012-07-05, 09:17
As per post #4, deleted because it was going into politics...

Army Musician
2012-07-11, 23:12
Here we are.(please refrain from political discussion)

A video from the British Newspaper "The Daily Telegraph" I am in the Band that was performing at Port Stanley on liberation day.

Video: Falkland Islands anniversary: 'the memories are still quite fresh' - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/9332504/Falkland-Islands-anniversary-the-memories-are-still-quite-fresh.html)

My falklands photo-albums. Please feel free to have a look through to your hearts are content.
Facebook pictures by falcons1988 - Photobucket (http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w259/falcons1988/Facebook/)

I have done it through photobucket as there is a hefty number of photographs.

Though here are six (one from each sub-album) to wet your appetite.


30th Anniversary Ball at Stanley Town Hall

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w259/falcons1988/Facebook/30th%20Anniversary%20Ball/292406_4339807252351_809530234_n.jpg


Darwin-Goose Green, the mountain in the background is where thirty members of the Parachute regiment died of hypothermia prior to the battle

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w259/falcons1988/Facebook/Battlefield%20Tour/314717_4340135260551_1582152403_n.jpg


Wetting ones appetite, literally, with a picture of a beautiful cake that tasted as good as it looks

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w259/falcons1988/Facebook/Fox%20Bay%20Evening%20Celebrations/557219_4339879734163_1583571193_n.jpg


Cold morning in Fox Bay

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w259/falcons1988/Facebook/Fox%20Bay%20%20Liberation%20Day/425386_4339945015795_1299634949_n.jpg


Penguins coming in out of the sea at volunteer point

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w259/falcons1988/Facebook/Penguins%20at%20Volunteer%20point/409727_4340117900117_1709540567_n.jpg


Crack of dawn at 38,000ft above the coast of West Africa on the way to Ascension Island

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w259/falcons1988/Facebook/Sunrise%20and%20Ascension/484027_4339778251626_836964134_n.jpg


Also here is penguins at volunteer point.

Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4743541D11F82129)

I am currently writing memoirs on my trip to the islands

Army Musician
2012-07-12, 00:05
@Sgt.Ayllon

We are named after the Battle that was fought there in July 1812 against the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte.

sharpie
2012-07-12, 03:45
I died from the cuteness of the penguins.


Died.

Rhino
2012-07-12, 06:32
Nice pics, this one needs a trim thou :D
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w259/falcons1988/Facebook/Penguins%20at%20Volunteer%20point/541396_4340100899692_776314410_n.jpg

Dose the Falklands have a penguin sheering contest, a bit like sheep sheering contests? :D

strima
2012-07-12, 10:12
Darwin-Goose Green, the mountain in the background is where thirty members of the Parachute regiment died of hypothermia prior to the battle
Never heard of this, another military secret?

Army Musician
2012-07-12, 11:19
well it is not hugely publicised on various account of the falklands war