Falkland Islands Issue - Lady Thatcher
The Falkland Islands will issue a set of stamps to mark the life of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died on April 8.
Thatcher sent the British military to retake the islands after they were invaded by Argentina on April 2, 1982.
"She will be forever remembered in the islands for her decisiveness in sending a taskforce to liberate our home following the Argentine invasion in 1982. Her friendship and support will be sorely missed, and we will always be thankful for all that she did for us," said Mike Summers, speaking on behalf of the islands’ Legislative Assembly.
The islanders celebrate Thatcher Day on January 10, the anniversary of the then-Prime Minister’s 1983 visit.
The 30p stamp depicts Baroness Thatcher and her late husband Sir Denis arriving at 10 Downing Street after she became Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, 4 May 1979.
The 75p stamp shows her inspecting a minefield in the Falkland Islands which she visited in 1983. This image was used as a label in the 2007 Diana Princess of Wales issue, which showed Diana clearing mines.
The £1 stamp shows an image taken during her second visit to the Falkland Islands in 1992, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of liberation.
The £1.20p depicts Lady Thatcher holding a Falkland Islands commemorative coin commemorating the 25th anniversary of liberation which she struck in 2007 at a special ceremony at the Pobjoy Mint, who issue the Falklanders’ stamps and coins.
The stamps will be released on May 16.