Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Thursday, December 12th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands drastically reduces squid fishing

Squid fishing in Falkland Islands' EEZ must be drastically reduced to promote the recovery of dwindling stocks say local authorities.

Thursday, December 12th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

New Falklands Forces Commander

The new Commander of British Forces in the Falkland Islands, Brigadier Jamie Gordon, MBE, has arrived in the Islands (on Wednesday, December 11th) to succeed Commodore R. J. Ibbotson, DSC.

Thursday, December 12th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

1982 air ace takes over as Argentine Air Force number two

At a ceremony held this morning at the Air Force headquarters building in downtown Buenos Aires Brigadier Horacio Mir Gonzalez took over as Secretary General of the Argentine Air Force.

Wednesday, December 11th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

RAF chief takes to the sky in Argentine Air Force fighter-bomber

On the last of his three day visit to Argentina, Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff Sir Peter Squire yesterday flew an Argentine Mirage fighter bomber similar to those used to attack British Task Force vessels in San Carlos waters during May 1982.

Tuesday, December 10th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

RAF chief plays homage to Argentine Air Force war dead

Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Peter Squire this morning laid a wreath at the monument to Argentina aircrews killed during the 1982 Falklands War.

Tuesday, December 10th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

MPs assure Falklands of strong support

A strong assurance has been given that a strong body of Members of Parliament are ready to spring into action to kill any attempt to weaken British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.

Sunday, December 8th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Upholding Falklands' self-determination

No opportunity has been lost during the 20th anniversary year of the Falklands War to remind the British public of the sacrifices made in 1982 and the pledge given to uphold the right of the Islander's to self-determination.

Sunday, December 8th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands Commodore leads wreath layers

One of the outstanding commanders of the 1982 Falklands War, Commodore Mike Clapp, CB, laid the wreath in memory of the Armed Forces at the Falkland Islands Association (FIA) annual Act of Remembrance commemorating Battle Day on 8th December, 1914, when the German South Atlantic fleet was vanquished by the Royal Navy.

Friday, December 6th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Penguin News Friday Update

Headlines: Unexplained penguin deaths: bodies litter west beaches; Good to be back says new Governor; Dan is top student; Photo exhibition; RAF band to play.

Thursday, December 5th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Fisheries News

Headlines: Strike paralyses 92 per cent of fishing activity; Dismay at Colombia's decision not to enforce tuna ban; Spanish fishing ban extended to Portugese border

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