The Editor and supporting Committee of the Falkland Islands Journal made a (successful) proposal to the Stamp Committee in the Falklands that the Journal merited recognition through a commemorative stamp issue in 2017.
We regret to have to report the passing of Sir Cosmo Haskard (aged 100) in February of this year. During his time as Governor of the Falkland Islands (1964-1970) and thereafter he was a great supporter of the Falklands
and undoubtedly his interventions and representations to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office paid a large part in securing the future of the Islands at what was a very difficult time. These events are aptly recorded by David Tatham in his obituary to Sir Cosmo (see attachment below). He was, of course, Governor at the time the Journal was founded (1967) and his respect for, friendship and close working relationship with Tommy Thompson, Colonial Secretary, undoubtedly was instrumental in the continued success of the Journal in the early, precarious years.
50th issue of FIJ reviewed in The Upland Goose. Journal of the Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group.
The Editor of this Journal is not the only celebrant of a golden jubilee. The 2016 edition of the Falkland Islands Journal is the fiftieth to be published, a really significant achievement for which all those involved, past and present, deserve our warm congratulations. This edition is bursting with even more pages, and the Journal has quite literally gone from strength to strength, guided for many years now by its editor Jim McAdam. The contents of the 2016 Journal, printed below, show the depth and range of the articles it contains (and you will see one or two familiar names to Upland Goose readers too!)
I would be surprised if most members do not already get their copy of the journal each year but if you don’t - why are you missing out? Contact Jim for a copy straight away.
Jim McAdam to deliver the 3rd Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture in Liverpool on the evening of 12th May 2017. Mike was a long-standing Deputy Editor of the Journal for many years. Sadly he died in 2013 and an Annual Memorial Lecture has been instigated. Current Editor, Jim McAdam is honoured to be delivering this year’s lecture. For more details contact Simon Hill S.J.Hill1@ljmu.ac.uk. See attached detail.