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Military of the Falkland Islands

Military of the Falkland Islands
The British joint-forces flag used in the Falklands
Military unit
Unit nameBritish Forces South Atlantic Islands
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
BranchJoint Service (Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force)
Part ofMinistry of Defence
Commander British Forces South Atlantic IslandsCommodore Phillip Thicknesse
Aircraft flown
InterceptorEurofighter Typhoon
TransportHercules C3, VC10, Sea King

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The Falkland Islands are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom and, as such, rely on the UK for guarantee of their security. The other UK territories in the South Atlantic, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, fall under the protection of the British forces on the Falklands (also known as British Forces Falkland Islands or British Forces South Atlantic Islands), which includes commitments from the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. They are headed by the Commander of the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (CBFSAI).

The maintenance of only a token military force before the Falklands War, and the suggestion that HMS Endurance was to be withdrawn, persuaded Argentina to start that conflict, assuming that Britain would not respond or be easily able to recapture the islands. Following the reclamation of the territory in 1982, the UK invested heavily in the defence of the islands, the centrepiece of which is the new airfield at RAF Mount Pleasant, 27 mi (43.5 km) west of Stanley. The base was opened in 1985, and became fully operational in 1986.

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UK military defends Prince William's posting to Falkland Islands, says not ... - Washington Post Tweet this news
Washington Post--LONDON British officials on Sunday defended the deployment of Prince William to the -Falkland Islands-, after Argentina reportedly condemned the move as a provocative act. The Defense Ministry announced this week that the 29-year-old pr - Date : Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:07:12 GMT
Falklands' success story, centre of 30th anniversary of the conflict - MercoPress Tweet this news
MercoPress--Chair of the -Falkland Islands- 2012 Committee Lewis Clifton explained it was likely to be “the last big anniversary” as -military- veterans of the war and Islanders involved grow older, and was therefore being given a profile similar to a - Date : Fri, 25 Nov 2011 03:11:17 GMT
HMS Montrose calls in Ascension en route to the Falkland Islands - MercoPress Tweet this news
MercoPress--Ascension supports the airbridge which provides the vital link between the UK and MPA in the -Falkland Islands-, seat of British forces in the South Atlantic. The -island's- very strong links with the -military- date back to when HMS Zeno - Date : Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:19:18 GMT
Unasur letter supporting Argentina's Malvinas claims delivered to Ban Ki-moon - MercoPress Tweet this news
MercoPress--(*) April 2 according to the Argentine calendar is the Malvinas Fallen and Veterans Day, but it is also the day in 1982 when the Argentine -military- Junta invaded the -Falkland Islands-. A Task Force sent by the UK put an end to the 74 day oc - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 08:49:40 GMT+00:00
Intifada Palestine--George W. Bush's against Iraq in the year 2003 or any other of the dozens of wars promoted by the United States against the peoples of the Americas, from the invasion of Mexico in 1846 to the invasion of the -Falkland Islands- in - Date : Wed, 09 Mar 2011 01:08:38 GMT+00:00
Plenty of stick at Highdown music workshop - Reading Post Tweet this news
Reading Post---...- throughout the UK and even the -Falkland Islands-. He gave a presentation on the history of drumming from hollowed-out logs right up to the modern pop kit as well as talking about -military- drums and different instruments used across - Date : Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:58:25 GMT+00:00
Duty calls, again, for grandfather - Tweet this news his -military- career, he served in places such as Korea, Germany, Italy, Greece, Macedonia, the -Falkland Islands-, Kosovo and South America. ... - Date : Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:58:33 GMT+00:00
WikiLeaks: Bermuda Sought Help on Crime - Bernews Tweet this news
Bernews---...- Premier, the British Virgin -Islands-; McKeeva Bush, Premier, the Cayman -Islands-; Dick Sawle, Member of the Legislative Assembly, the -Falkland Islands-; ... - Date : Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:06:42 GMT+00:00
Argentina Reaffirms Sovereignty Over Malvinas (Falklands) - Inside Costa Rica Tweet this news
Inside Costa Rica--In 1982, Argentina's -military- junta attempted to take back the -islands- by force, prompting a short but bloody war that left 649 Argentine and 255 British ... - Date : Wed, 05 Jan 2011 14:12:49 GMT+00:00
Obama's right. There is no special relationship... and the sooner we realise ... - Daily Mail Tweet this news
Daily Mail--During Britain's stand-off with Argentina over the -Falkland Islands-, the Obama administration has been at best neutral, at worst pro-Argentine. ... - Date : Wed, 12 Jan 2011 01:13:47 GMT+00:00

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