CWGC advises on repair to Falklands War Memorial
17 January 2013
The CWGC Works Supervisor UK Area , Martin Power, has advised
the Falkland Islands Government on the best way to renovate a panel
on the 1982 War Memorial in Port Stanley.
The Memorial is exposed to high winds, rain, snow and hail and
the central bronze panel had become badly corroded. The CWGC
Director of UK Area, Chris McLean, used to be the Design Engineer
for the Falklands Government so he was ideally placed for liaison
on the problem. Martin Power advised that the panel should be
cleaned, treated with bronzing powder and coated with several
layers of wax.
It's not the only liaison between CWGC and the Falklands
Government. Recently with the Government's help the Commission
placed a new sign outside Stanley Cemetery informing visitors there
are war graves within the cemetery. It's part of a wider project -
mostly aimed at burial plots in the UK - to draw attention to
lesser known sites where there are war graves. See
the previous story here.
The Commonwealth War Graves in the Falkland Islands are the
responsibility of the CWGC Canadian Agency
which looks after all the Americas.