John Maskell-Bott

I joined the FIA after forty years in the Royal Navy specialising in nuclear submarine propulsion. Indeed, I first saw the Islands (1983) from the casing of HMS Spartan for all of five minutes before the cold drove me back to the warmth below! Twenty years later my wife, Sarah and I were sent there by the Navy for a one-year appointment in Commander British Forces’ (CBF) HQ. That appointment turned to eighteen months and was followed by a further five years as the Civil/Military Liaison Officer based in Stanley. We have travelled extensively around the Falklands both privately and professionally (escorting CBF on farm visits) including all but one of the inhabited islands. We became Falkland Islanders in 2008. Although Sarah’s on going health checks have prevented us running our planned mini lodge, we have homes in both the UK and FI, travelling every equinox to maintain summer!

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