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Tag: British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI)

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 12:19 UTC

    Falkland Islands joins RAF centenary celebrations

    Falklands Governor Nigel Phillips pays tribute to the RAF.

    The Falkland Islands also joined Royal Air Force centenary celebrations. Despite poor weather the hangar event held at Mount Pleasant Complex, MPC, to celebrate RAF 100 the Royal Air Force Centenary (April 1) “went off perfectly,” according to spokesperson for the event.

  • Friday, December 8th 2017 - 14:47 UTC

    Battle Day marked in the Falkland Islands 103 years on

    “Falkland Islanders remember those who lost their lives in the famous Battle of the Falkland Islands over a century ago”.

    Residents of the Falkland Islands annually mark one of the early major naval battles of the First World War, which took place off the coast of the Islands. This year the event was commemorated with a traditional parade, made up of Members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force.

  • 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)

  • Thursday, July 13th 2017 - 18:46 UTC

    Father of bride struck by lightning during ceremony; in 2015 “lucky man” was rescued from Falklands' waters

    “And just as I told my new son-in-law 'You're a lucky guy' - Boom!” Nadeau told  CBC. Aside from a small scar on his thumb, he was unscathed

    No one likes a dull wedding, but one father-of-the-bride's speech was a little too electrifying at his daughter's ceremony last weekend. JP Nadeau was reportedly struck by lightning mid-sentence in his apple orchard in New Brunswick, Canada. But this was not the first time Nadeau faces the challenge of death, in 2015 he was air rescued from a crippled French cruise vessel in Falklands' waters.

  • Sunday, June 18th 2017 - 10:52 UTC

    Falkland Islands: New terminal in 2½ years

    THE air terminal at Mount Pleasant is likely to be subject to civilianisation in approximately nine months, and be rebuilt, or extended or refurbished in two and a half years, stated the Chief Executive Barry Rowland at the public meeting on Monday.

  • Saturday, January 14th 2017 - 08:37 UTC

    Malcorra reiterates: Argentina willing to cooperative research in the South Atlantic

    ”We feel there is an opportunity for a cooperative scientific research (in the South Atlantic) which could be a strong step forward in the correct direction”

    Foreign minister Susana Malcorra said fisheries licensing in the South Atlantic is of great concern for Argentina because of the “overall ongoing depredation”, and recalled that there is an item referred to the issue in the September UK-Argentine joint statement, which has yet to be addressed and that most probably it will follow on the identification of unknown soldiers buried in the Falklands and the additional flights issues.

  • Monday, November 30th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

    Falklands based British Forces rescue cruise passenger injured in South Atlantic

    Clyde is pictured re-fuelling an RAF Sea King Search & Rescue Helicopter during a recent operation between The Falkland Islands and South Georgia. (MoD Pic)

    Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel based in the Falkland Islands have conducted a long range rescue of a British man from a Russian cruise ship. The MV Akademic Sergei Vavilov was visiting South Georgia, 800 nautical miles to the east of the Falklands, when the man was bitten by what is thought to have been a fur seal at Salisbury Plain Beach.

  • Saturday, November 28th 2015 - 06:17 UTC

    Falklands' right to self determination reaffirmed in UK's defense and security review

    PM Cameron addressing Parliament announcing extra funds for defense equipment

    The British government reaffirmed its support for the Falkland Islands and its right to self determination as part of the recently announced Strategic Defense and Security review 2015, which pledges an extra increase £12bn of spending on defense equipment - part of London's £178bn overall defense equipment and support budget during the next decade.

  • Thursday, November 19th 2015 - 22:30 UTC

    Falklands' cruise rescue operation live-tested and successfully completed

    RAF Sea King helicopter winching passengers to safety from the cruise ship Le Boreal (Pic MoD)

    Passengers and crew forced to abandon a cruise ship due to a fire in the engine room causing loss of power, were all safe and without injury in Stanley yesterday morning. This followed a complex rescue and care mission comprising British Forces from Mount Pleasant, Government emergency services, the ship’s agents Sulivan Shipping and with support from local farmers.

  • Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 20:31 UTC

    Falklands and South Atlantic Islands have a new defense commander

    Commodore Darren Bone MA has been appointed as the next Commander CBFSAI; he has been in the Royal Navy since 1987

    Commodore Darren Bone MA has been appointed as the next Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands (CBFSAI), with headquarters in the Falkland Islands, and in April will replace Air Commodore Russ LaForte who has held the post since August 2013.