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Military personnel in Falkland Islands totals 1.060, says MoD

Saturday, March 8th 2014 - 06:19 UTC
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The information was provided by Minister Francois on request from MP Rosindell The information was provided by Minister Francois on request from MP Rosindell

There are currently 1,060 military personnel stationed in the Falkland Islands, confirmed the Minister of State for the Ministry of Defense Mark Francois on Wednesday, according to a report from the latest edition of the Falklands' Penguin News.

 Minister Francois responded to a written question from Andrew Rosindell MP who asked what military personnel were stationed in each of the British Overseas Territories.

Mr Francois said UK Military personnel were stationed in the Falkland Islands (1,060), Ascension Island (20), Gibraltar (400), the British Indian Ocean Territories (40), and the Sovereign base areas in Cyprus (2,825).

He added: “Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. The exact numbers of personnel currently located in each overseas territory may vary from published statistics as personnel either change location or are deployed on operations.

“The other UK overseas territories have no permanent UK military presence.”(PN).

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  • Pete Bog

    1,060 personnel.

    Hardly the population-swamping amount Argentina claims.

    I predict dancing in the streets of BA as this represents a clear de-militarisation of the South Atlantic

    Mar 08th, 2014 - 07:13 am 0
  • Gordo1

    So where is the enormous garrison that Argentina claims?

    Mar 08th, 2014 - 07:37 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    @2 Gordo1

    Obviously they're all SBS and disguised as penguins! LOL

    Mar 08th, 2014 - 08:15 am 0
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