Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, March 24th 2015 - 04:36 UTC

Argentines fly the flag in South Georgia, 33 years ago

ARA Bahía Buen Suceso landed in South Georgia a party of workers on contract to dismantle remains of the whaling station, and on arriving raised the Argentine flag.

Ushuaia daily Diario Fin del Mundo recalls that 33 years ago on 19 March 1982, the Argentine navy transport vessel ARA Bahía Buen Suceso landed in South Georgia a party of workers on contract to dismantle remains of the whaling station, and on arriving raised the Argentine flag. An incident which was to lead to the full-fledged conflict the following month.

Monday, March 23rd 2015 - 19:43 UTC

Falklands will celebrate Queen's birthday parade April 21st

Also in attendance will be representatives of the Legislative Assembly and the Falkland Islands Government. There will be a fly-past at approximately 10.45.

On Tuesday 21 April the Falkland Islands will be holding a parade to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth. Contingents from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and the Falklands' Defense Force will form at Stanley's Victory Green, reports Gilbert House, seat of the Falklands' elected Legislative Assembly.

Monday, March 23rd 2015 - 11:58 UTC

Falklands resurges in controversy over Russian annexation of Crimea

“Attention London: Crimea has far more reason to be in Russia than the Falklands have to be part of Great Britain,” said Alexei Pushkov

Russia has more claim to Crimea than Britain has to the Falkland Islands, a senior Russian lawmaker insisted Sunday as London again denounced Moscow's “illegal annexation” of the peninsula.

Tuesday, March 17th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands’ HMS Conqueror which sank Belgrano to be exhibited at UK memorial centre

 HMS Conqueror contributed to the sinking of the Argentine cruiser, at the cost of 323 lives is due to be allocated in a commemoration to the 1982 British fleet

The first British nuclear submarine to fire at Argentine battle cruiser General Belgrano during the Falkland Islands conflict is to be exhibited at a memorial centre, the UK-based Sunday Express reported on Sunday. The HMS Conqueror — known for having contributed to sinking of the Argentine cruiser, at the cost of 323 lives — is due to be allocated in a commemoration to the British fleet used during 1982 South Atlantic conflict.

Thursday, March 12th 2015 - 09:20 UTC

HMS Dragon calls at Cape Town's naval base for mid-deployment break

The Type 45 destroyer after Cape Town continued her Atlantic patrol and is currently exercising with African navies.

There is a permanent reminder of the Royal Navy's HMS Dragon’s first visit to South Africa as the destroyer upheld a 90-year-old tradition. A large painting of the ship’s badge, featuring her namesake mythical beast, adorns the wall of the cavernous dry dock where the Portsmouth-based warship spent her mid-deployment break, receiving some TLC after a four-month battering from the Pacific and Atlantic.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 06:08 UTC

French team to investigate choppers' collision in Argentina; “immense sadness”, said president Hollande

“The causes of the accident will be revealed by the helicopters’ black boxes” Judge Illanes Bordón said. The two aircrafts collided in mid-air in Villa Castelli (Pic AFP)

A manslaughter investigation into the helicopter crash in La Rioja province that killed eight French nationals and two Argentines was opened on Tuesday in Paris, Le Monde reported. Two experts from France's crash investigation agency (BEA) were travelling to Argentina.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 05:27 UTC

Falklands' 4.000 ewes to be AI with Australian Poll Merino

Mumblebone Merinos have been identified as one a small number of progressive Australian studs working on the traits needed by Falklands farmers

Australian Poll Merino genetics are being used to drive lamb survival in one of the world’s harshest wool producing environments of the Falkland Islands, reports The Rural, from Australia.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 02:21 UTC

Falklands Historic Dockyard Museum shortlisted in Museums/Heritage Awards for Excellence 2015

Ms Roberts said “we are all absolutely thrilled to have been short-listed in the M+H Awards – it is far more than we would have dared dream of”.(Pic BBC)

The Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust is very proud to announce that the Historic Dockyard Museum has been shortlisted in the International category of the Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2015.

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 00:14 UTC

Young Falkland Islanders attend Commonwealth Day events in London

Kalon Jaffray and Jessica McPhee will be given a tour of the Houses of Parliament, and attend the Commonwealth Day Observance at Westminster Abbey.

Young Falkland Islands students studying in the United Kingdom, Kalon Jaffray and Jessica McPhee will be attending the Commonwealth Day events in London, which this year emphasize on the youth of the Commonwealth under the title of ”A Young Commonwealth”.

Monday, March 9th 2015 - 23:32 UTC

St Elena's airport will receive its first airplane test landing next July

A few years ago the British government decided to build an international airport, a calling point for air bridges to the south.(Pic. St. Helena online)

The very first airplane landing on St Helena’s new airport is due to take place in July, seven months before the target date for its completion. St Elena is situated in the middle of the Atlantic, and besides being a volcanic island is world famous since Napoleon was kept under arrest by the British until his death.

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