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Martín Rappallini, el argentino de 49 años que este miércoles a primera hora de la tarde aterrizara con su bimotor Piper Aerostar en el aeropuerto de Stanley dijo que había cumplido una ambición con la que había soñado desde que obtuviera su licencia de piloto en 1980. No se sintió disuadido por vientos cruzados de 60 grados, y dijo estar mentalmente preparadodespués del cruce de tres horas desde Punta Arenas en Chile.
The two daughters of the intrepid Argentine pilot, 49 year old Martin Rappallini who flew his small Piper Aerostar to the Falklands on Wednesday, have talked of their delight at visiting Port Stanley.
The controversial Argentine pilot, 49 year old Martin Rappallini spent all of Thursday in the Falklands viewing 3 species of penguins, including the rare King Penguins at Volunteer Point. Accompanied by his 2 daughters Maria Eliana and Maria Paula they took numerous photographs of the penguins while also admiring the beautiful scenary at the special wild-life area. The overland journey took 7 hours in all, much of the trip over boggy grass track.
The Armada of Chile confirmed that it located the English ship with nuclear residuals when it was navigated at 650 miles to the east of Comodoro Rivadvia city, in Chubut, informed the Ship Captain, Hugo Barra, Public Relations Chief of the force.
Three Fijian fishermen who secretly and without prior permission 'escaped' from a Korean fishing vessel in Port Stanley harbour have been arrested as 'illegal immigrants' by members of the Royal Falkland Islands Police.
The new Chairman of the Falkland Islands Trusts (FIT) is Air Commodore Peter Johnson, OBE, BA, FIMGt, former Commander of British Forces in the Falkland Islands (CBFFI) in 1994 and 1995. He succeeds Captain Paddy Vincent CBE, RN (ret), who was born in the Falkland Islands.
Several people whose achievements were recognised in the United Kingdom New Year Honours have links to the Falkland Islands and to South America.
There can't be too many people who have been awarded medals by both sides in the same war. This is the story of one who has.