Arbroath man ordered to remove his flagpole and Falklands flag

Little did Arbroath man Malcolm Wilson from Grieg Crescent, realise what a stooshie flying the Falklands Flag would cause.

John A. MacInnes
Thursday, 4th August 2022, 8:30am
Arbroath man ordered to remove his flagpole and Falklands flag

Malcolm, 57, was a sailor serving on HMS Brilliant during the 1982 Falklands War.

To his dismay his landlord received a letter, ordering the flag to be lowered, the flagpole to be removed along with the small shed he had built.

Malcolm feels he has done nothing wrong and is now in dispute with the authorities regarding their request.

Former Royal Marine Roddy Campbell who served with 45 Commando during the War and former Falkland Islander Ian Cameron, have given Malcolm their support.

Ian said: "As a Falkland Island resident who has a family member buried there, what Malcolm and so many other did will never be forgotten. They put their lives on the line for the freedom of the islanders.

"By flying The Falkland flag there is nothing either political or offensive in that... It`s just a simple act of remembrance."

Malcolm was one of the lucky ones able to return to their family, friends and loved ones. This now being the 40th anniversary he wants to remember the 255 service personnel and the three locals who died.

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