SIR REX HUNT CMG, Governor of the Falkland Islands at the time of the Argentine invasion of the Islands has died on Remembrance Sunday November 11.
The Falkland Islands Government released the following statement: We received news of the passing of Sir Rex Hunt with great sadness. Sir Rex will forever be remembered in the Islands for his years of service as Governor, and particularly for his courage and dignity in facing the Argentine invasion in 1982. His numerous contributions to our home were recognised in his being granted the Freedom Of Stanley in 1985. A loyal friend of the Falkland Islands, he served for many years as Chairman of the Falkland Islands Association and as President of the UK Falkland Islands Trust. His passion and commitment to the Falkland Islands will be sorely missed. The thoughts and deepest sympathies of all Falkland Islanders are with his family and friends at this sad time.
MLA Roger Edwards On behalf of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands