A report that the Royal Navy is so run down it is unfit to fight or mount another Falklands-type Task Force has been strongly denied by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in London. It declares: The Royal Navy's operational capability remains highly effective. The Government is committed to strong defence and the continued modernisation of Britain's Armed Forces.
As the Duke of York leaves the Royal Navy after 22 years service, he has been recounting his war experiences as a naval helicopter pilot in the Falklands Conflict.
The Royal Air Force is for the first time using the spoils of war captured from Argentina in the 1982 Falklands Conflict to provide aircraft and parts in front-line squadrons.
As Labour Party Prime Minister, Tony Blair, celebrated his Government's historic re-election in the United Kingdom with another landslide majority only slightly down on their 1997 victory, the main Opposition Party Leader, William Hague, announced his resignation to allow a new leader to rebuild his shattered Conservative Party.
Celebrating his overwhelming victory in the United Kingdom General Election, Prime Minister Tony Blair acted swiftly to re-shuffle his Cabinet and other senior Ministers to press ahead with promised radical reforms. His achievement is to win an unprecedented second full term of office for the first time in the Labour Party's hundred years' history.
The Shackleton Scholarship Fund which benefits the Falkland Islands has received a donation of more than a thousand pounds from the six- member team of British adventurers who earlier this year re-traced the climb across South Georgia's formidable mountains made by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton from King Haakon Bay to Stromness in 1916.
The Air Marshal who planned the role of the Royal Air Force in the recovery of the Falkland Islands and earlier pioneered the introduction of the Harrier jump-jet which played a vital role in the 1982 Conflict, has been killed in an air crash.
The Falkland Islands have taken the lead in response to an urgent appeal from Tristan de Cunha, devastated by last month's hurricane.