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Falkland Islands

The Raid on Pebble Island

Pebble Island lies to the north of West Falkland and in 1982, its 25 inhabitants were mainly involved with tending 25,000 sheep. Its small airstrip was subject to a daring raid by the SAS.

Before Invasion

Although I have written about aviation on the Falkland Islands prior to the 1982 invasion elsewhere, it is worth reproducing some of it here to set the scene for elements of the analysis later. Before the 1982 conflict, aviation on the…

Falkland Islands Defence Review

Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, is to make a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 24 March 2015 on the Falkland Islands Defence Review. The statement is expected to start at approximately 1.15pm, UPDATE…

St Helena Airport Update

It has been a couple of years coming but the new airport at St Helena is fast approaching the date of its inaugural flight. St Helena is one of the most isolated islands in the world, 1,200 miles from the coast of West Africa, 800 miles…

Send the Fleet South

It seems the Argentine Navy is buying ships, no doubt the ensuing hysteria will lead to calls for the fleet the sail South but hang on, what are they buying? Four of these... The polar tugs/supply vessels being supplied to Armada…

The Falkland Islands Defence Force

The Falkland Islands Defence Force is a volunteer force whose primary role is  is to support British Forces South Atlantic Islands in their role of deterrence and defence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSWRv-hYFjM#t=4781 Read more…
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