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Tag: , Brigadier Baz Bennett OBE

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:53 UTC

    Falklands: improvements to Mare Harbour jetty completed

    Photo (L-R): Brigadier Baz Bennett, Commander of British Forces South Atlantic Islands and DIO Chief Operating Officer Geoff Robson officially open the jetty at Mare Harbour (Pic MoD)

    A state of the art jetty which will improve military capability in the Falkland Islands and improve life for personnel on the Islands has been completed by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Work to upgrade the jetty in Mare Harbour was officially opened recently by Geoff Robson, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2017 - 19:14 UTC

    Queen's Baton Relay of Commonwealth Games arrived in the Falkland Islands

    The Falkland Islands were the 39th location on the baton's 388 day, 230 000 KM, 70+ leg journey.(Pic BFSAI)

    The Queen's Baton Relay of the Commonwealth Games has arrived in the Falkland Islands. The baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Head of the Commonwealth, and is travelling around the world prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games in April 2018. This tradition began in 1958. The baton visit was organised by the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association (FIOGA)

  • Monday, July 24th 2017 - 18:20 UTC

    Refuelling Hub for South Atlantic Airbridge confirmed as Cape Verde

    The SAA will continue to transit through Sal, Cape Verde until 2020

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is pleased to announce that a final decision has been taken on the location of the refuelling hub for the South Atlantic Airbridge (SAA). The SAA will continue to transit through Sal, Cape Verde until 2020, when the Ascension Island runway resurfacing project is expected to be complete.

  • Friday, May 26th 2017 - 07:49 UTC

    Falklands/UK airbridge has reduced flight time with re-route via Cape Verde

    The Brize Norton/Falklands MPA Airbridge has had a bumpy ride over recent weeks with delays on north and south-bound flights

    The United Kingdom MoD (Ministry of Defense) announced on Thursday that plans were in place to trial the Falkland Islands Airbridge flight via Sal, Cape Verde, on a temporary basis which would result in a shorter overall flight time and improved passenger experience.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2017 - 22:05 UTC

    Falklands celebrates Queen's Birthday with sunny weather

     Queen Elizabeth II Birthday parade held at Victory Green (Pic J. Aldridge)

    The Falkland Islands' sunny calm weather blessed Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday parade held at Victory Green on 21 April, making it all the better for attendees enjoying the lively music courtesy of the Royal Artillery Band.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2017 - 23:44 UTC

    Falklands airbridge working; no reply from Argentina on a second flight

    “For those who heard that the Ascension runway may be patched within a couple of weeks, sorry not true, it's going to be closed for a considerable period of time”  (Pic P. and J. Grimshaw)

    Falkland Islands lawmaker, MLA Mike Summers apologized on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) for the disruption that the flight diversion from Ascension Island had caused, but said he knew they were working hard to ensure proper arrangements were in place for the continuation of the air bridge with the UK.

  • Friday, April 14th 2017 - 06:46 UTC

    Falklands: New CBFSAI Brg Bennett

    The new Commander of British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Brigadier Baz Bennett OBE arrived in the Islands this week. Brigadier Bennett began his military career in 1991, commissioning into the Royal Artillery in the Army.