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Falklands hopeful of improved relations with Argentina, Gilbert House tells BIMR conference

Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 06:23 UTC
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Falkland Islands remains hopeful of improved relations with the new administration of Argentina and cooperation in the many areas of mutual interest such as fisheries and connectivity, but sovereignty of the Falklands is not for negotiation, reads the Gilbert House report to the 46th British Isles and Mediterranean Region Conference, which opened on Sunday in Jersey. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    There can be no doubt that the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar remain dear to the majority of British hearts. To the extent that, though Britain's position always remains low key, it is the British people that will demand action in appropriate circumstances. That in addition to the stated positions of all UK political parties.

    Both argieland and spain can look forward, should they wish, to seeing a modern equivalent of the '82 Task Force. It is most likely that the first elements of a 21st century task force will be airborne. There is no information on the stocks of munitions and weapons held on the Falklands, but it is notable that the British Army regularly holds live-firing exercises to dispose of munitions getting close to their use by dates. The RAF Voyager transport aircraft can transport and land 4,200 troops, with their personal equipment, in one non-stop flight, over about 16 hours. The 1,200 troops and 4 combat aircraft already on the Islands should be sufficient to allow that 16 hours.

    Regarding spain, it would be foolish to indulge in any violence. HMS Albion, Bulwark and Ocean would be there in no time complete with attack and transport helicopters, tanks (if necessary) and troops. In a year or two, they could be joined by Britain's 2 new aircraft carriers complete with more helicopters and fast jets. The two carriers could virtually match spain in terms of fast jets.

    Argieland and spain should think about these things and recollect that Britain is willing to return violence for violence.

    May 17th, 2016 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    British F-35s To Be Armed With New Spear 3 Missiles
    http://forces.tv/09992661

    May 17th, 2016 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Good one Briton.

    May 18th, 2016 - 09:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    UK Complex Weapons
    http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/uk-complex-weapons/#comment-379434

    nice little read on our missiles.

    May 19th, 2016 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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