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  • Falklands governor Sir Rex Hunt dies

    11/14/2012 6:30:45 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 November 2012
    Sir Rex Hunt, who was governor of the Falkland Islands during the Argentine invasion in 1982 which triggered the Falklands War, has died aged 86. A statement said Sir Rex, who had retired to Stockton on Tees, died in hospital on Sunday night. The Legislative Assembly of the Falklands said he would be forever remembered for his years of service. He was captured by the Argentine invasion force during the Falklands War and expelled from the islands. He was granted the Freedom Of Stanley in 1985 to recognise his contributions to the islands. Sir Rex, who grew up in Redcar...
  • Falklands governor who defiantly refused to shake Argentinian general's hand... dies aged 86

    11/12/2012 12:33:28 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12th November 2012 | Amanda Williams
    Sir Rex Hunt, who was in charge of the Falkland Islands when Argentina invaded in 1982, has died aged 86. Sir Rex was considered a hero in the Falklands for his courage in organising the resistance to the Argentine invasion. He was taken prisoner by the Argentine invasion force and expelled to Uruguay. But when Britain recaptured the islands following the 74-day war he returned as Governor and remained in post until 1985. The Falkland Islands Government said it had received the news with 'great sadness'. In a statement it added: 'He will forever be remembered in the islands for...
  • Rex Hunt set for US TV debut

    09/25/2006 12:00:05 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 215+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 25 September 2006
    US television has picked up another Australian outdoor adventurer's program. Rex Hunt's Fishing Adventures will debut on US television next month, and will run for six months until May 2007. Hunt's unorthodox approach to conservation has resulted in his program being successfully broadcast in 160 countries. His trademark move is to kiss every fish he catches, from 5cm bream to 1.5m barramundi. Despite his international popularity and success and 10 years of broadcasting, Hunt has never before broken into the highly competitive US market. The move will also provide a boost for Australian companies, who will be offered advertising space...