Roger Edwards (Falkland Islands politician)

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The Honourable
Roger Edwards
MLA
Roger Edwards, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.jpg
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly
for Camp
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 November 2009
Preceded by Ian Hansen
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Council
for Camp
In office
22 November 2001 – 17 November 2005
Preceded by Richard Cockwell
Succeeded by Michael Rendell
Personal details
Born 1946 (age 67–68)
Brinkworth, Wiltshire
Nationality British
Political party Nonpartisan
Spouse(s) Norma Edwards
Children Emma Edwards
Alma mater Britannia Royal Naval College
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch RoyalMarineBadge.png Royal Marines and Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1963-1986
Unit Fleet Air Arm, D Squadron SAS
Battles/wars Falklands War

Roger Anthony Edwards (born 1946) is a former Royal Marine who has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Camp constituency since the 2009 general election, winning re-election in 2013. He was previously a Member of the Legislative Council from 2001-2005 and is the father of former MLA Emma Edwards.[1]

Edwards joined the Royal Marines in 1963, but transferred to the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm in September 1965, before going on to the Britannia Royal Naval College during which time he trained to be a pilot at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. From 1973 to 1975, Edwards served on HMS Endurance while it patrolled Falklands territorial waters. He was attached to the Special Air Service in 1982 during the Falklands war.[1]

In 1982 Edwards retired from the armed forces and bought a farm on West Falkland with his wife, Norma (a Falkland Islander and former member of the Legislative Council). His current portfolios as an MLA are Treasury & Taxation and Europe.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Roger Edwards bio". Falkland Islands Government. falklands.gov.fk. Retrieved 9 April 2011.