Sir Rex Hunt

Old Nov 12th 2012, 11:51 am
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Governor of the Falklands when the Argentines invaded. Dead at 86.

Outnumbered after a fierce gun battle, Sir Rex took the painful decision to surrender. Wearing his plumed governor's hat, he went to the town hall in Stanley to meet the Argentine general commanding the invasion, Admiral Carlos Busser.

He refused to shake hands with him, saying: "You have landed unlawfully on British territory and I order you to remove yourself and your troops forthwith."

Sir Rex also refused to shake hands with the new Argentine governor, General Garcia.


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Old Nov 12th 2012, 12:10 pm
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Governor of the Falklands when the Argentines invaded. Dead at 86.

Outnumbered after a fierce gun battle, Sir Rex took the painful decision to surrender. Wearing his plumed governor's hat, he went to the town hall in Stanley to meet the Argentine general commanding the invasion, Admiral Carlos Busser.

He refused to shake hands with him, saying: "You have landed unlawfully on British territory and I order you to remove yourself and your troops forthwith."

Sir Rex also refused to shake hands with the new Argentine governor, General Garcia.


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Well remembered and respected by all Islanders. Unfortunately I had left home before he arrived so never had the chance to shake his hand.
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