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Montevideo, January 23rd 2019 - 20:12 UTC

Tag: British Forces

  • Friday, September 21st 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Ascension Island runway resurfacing works will go ahead, confirms MoD

    “This is a lengthy and complex process which will not see the RAF utilizing the runway at Ascension until at least 2020”

    A spokesperson for British Forces South Atlantic Islands has dismissed stories that plans to refurbish Ascension Island runway are not to go ahead. The spokesperson told Penguin News on Thursday: “The commercial process is ongoing for the runway resurfacing works at Ascension which is led by the United States.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:20 UTC

    British Forces confirm defense talks in London between Argentina and UK

    Argentine Ambassador to London, Renato Carlos Sersale di Cerisano and the British Ambassador to Buenos Aires, Mark Kent have been involved in the talks

    Falkland Islands' weekly Penguin News has received confirmation from the British Forces South Atlantic Islands Headquarters that earlier this week United Kingdom and Argentina held defense talks for the first time in over ten years. This week's PN reported on the front page that the Argentine newspaper Clarin released the story on the defense talks, but had no British defense confirmation to its request at the time of going to print.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2018 - 06:36 UTC

    Argentina recalls when Malvinas Islands were “illegally” occupied by British forces

    The moment the British flag is raised in the Falklands in 1833, recalled in a stamp

    In advance of January 3rd, when Argentina recalls the date in 1833 in which allegedly British forces “illegally” occupied the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands, the foreign ministry, Palacio San Martín, released a statement reaffirming its imprescriptible and inalienable sovereignty rights over the South Atlantic archipelago. This is the 185th anniversary of the event.

  • Thursday, July 27th 2017 - 11:40 UTC

    British forces commanders oppose any ban on transgender serving in the military

    In response, Rear Admiral Burton of the Royal Navy tweeted: “As a Royal Navy LGBT champion and senior war-fighter I am so glad we are not going this way.”

    Commanders from British armed forces have opposed any ban on transgender people serving in the military. It comes after Donald Trump said that transgender people would not be allowed in the US military due to “tremendous” medical costs and disruption.