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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.

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

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

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

In Spain we have a city called Salamanca:mrgreen:

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


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


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


Cold morning in Fox Bay


Penguins coming in out of the sea at volunteer point


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


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

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

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


2012-07-12, 06:32
Nice pics, this one needs a trim thou :D

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

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