The Falkland Islands Association has paid tribute to the Royal Air Force for its remarkable operations in helping to liberate the Falklands in 1982 and for its continuing help in the 21 years since, with its radar stations and fighter patrols deterring any prospect of renewed Argentine hostility, its regular direct air link from the United Kingdom via Ascension Island, its air-sea rescue and emergency medical evacuation services to Montevideo and the United Kingdom, and air surveillance of illegal fishing activity.
The new Commander of British Forces in the Falkland Islands (CBFFI) is Air Commodore Richard H Lacey, MA, who takes up the post in December.
The Falkland Islands Association has paid tribute to its active Stanley Committee for its impressive fund-raising and unremitting support as the Association passed its immediate target of enrolling 1,000 members backing Islanders' self-determination.
A second weekly Lan Chile flight between the Falkland Islands and Punta Arenas is out of the question, reports Buenos Aires daily Clarín in its Monday edition.
Falkland Islanders have been praised by the Governor, Mr Howard Pearce, for being a very warm, hospitable, welcoming community. He says he greatly enjoys his fascinating job.
A group of Punta Arenas tourist operators have requested authorization for a cruise full of history and archaeology in the protected island of Navarino where aborigines first met English missionaries and later on visited by Fitz Roy and Charles Darwin.
A two week international meeting on piracy in the Southern Ocean, held in Hobart, Tasmania, ended on a disappointing note for its hosts after proposals for tighter controls against poaching were vetoed.
Argentine consulate broken in; Chilean Institute promotes Antarctica; AIDS case causes alarm in Punta Arenas; Antarctica XXI takes off December.
Hansen is elected; 1982 veterans arrive today; Ship's register grows; Cruise season starts; Falklands oil exploration geologist dies.
Headlines: Q2 in Montevideo November 4; British college students explore southern Chile; Red tide warning.