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Sir Rex Masterman Hunt
, Kt, CMG, Governor, Commander-in-Chief and Vice Admiral of the Falkland Islands during the Falkland War, died on Remembrance Day, 11 November, having served his Monarch in the RAF during the 1939-45 War and thereafter and in the Colonial and Diplomatic Service from 1952 until his retirement. He was captured by the Argentines during the Falkland War after confronting their commander. Hunt gave the order to lay down arms, before going to Stanley town hall, wearing his governor's plumed hat, to meet the Argentine commander. "You have landed unlawfully on British territory and I order you to remove yourself and your troops forthwith," said Hunt. He was held prisoner for four hours before being expelled and put on a plane. He remained away during the illegal occupation of the Islands. May he rest in peace. __________________ 'Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.' C.S. Lewis God save Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc.! Vive le Très haut, très puissant et très excellent Prince, Louis XX, Par la grâce de Dieu, Roi de France et de Navarre, Roi Très-chrétien!