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Prince William
Wednesday, February 8th 2012 - 23:28 UTC

Argentina has no more claim to the Falklands than Canada does to Alaska

George Grant is a Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society in London

Argentina has no more claim to the Falklands than Canada does to Alaska Giving the Falkland Islands to Argentina makes as much sense as giving Alaska to Canada: none whatsoever, says George Grant.

Saturday, February 4th 2012 - 17:25 UTC

Flight Lt. Wales takes up his duties in the Falkland Islands

Prince William at 1564 Flt Search&Rescue offices in Mount Pleasent Complex

Flt Lt Wales has commenced his duties as an RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter pilot in the Falkland Islands providing Search and Rescue cover for both the civilian and military population.

Friday, February 3rd 2012 - 16:18 UTC

Deployment of Prince William in Falklands is a routine mission, says MoD

Defence Minister Hammond: The Prince is on a humanitarian mission training focused on the search and rescue.”

UK’s Defence Minister Philip Hammond reiterated Friday that the deployment of Prince Williams to the Falkland Islands is a routine mission planned long ago, and rejected suggestions the decision to send the heir to the throne to the region represented an escalation of the UK's position.

Friday, February 3rd 2012 - 06:08 UTC

Malvinas dispute helps ‘to distract UK public opinion’ from serious domestic problems

Argentine Vice-president Boudou points to UK unemployment and Scotland’s referendum

The UK is taking advantage of the diplomatic conflict escalade with Argentina over the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute to distract public opinion from serious domestic problems such as unemployment, said Argentine Vice-president Amado Boudou.

Friday, February 3rd 2012 - 04:56 UTC

Flight Lieutenant William Wales is “in the Falklands to do a job”

Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands Brigadier Bill Aldridge: “no change to the alert state”

“There are certain people that we would just like to allow to get on with their job if that’s possible, and give them the opportunity to see as much of the Falklands as they possibly can” Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands Brigadier Bill Aldridge said this week when asked about the deployment of Prince William to the Falkland Islands as an RAF search-and-rescue pilot.

Thursday, February 2nd 2012 - 22:47 UTC

Prince William in the Falklands; begins briefings period and familiarization flight

William will be crewing one of two search-and-rescue helicopters on call 24 hours a day at MPA

UK’s Prince William arrived on Thursday to the Falkland Islands amid simmering tensions between Britain and Argentina over the disputed South Atlantic Islands and in the year of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict.

Thursday, February 2nd 2012 - 19:48 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: One can only hope for a new realistic perspective

With “The Penguins”, the hands of the clock began to turn again......backwards.

This is the seventh of a series of extended political articles written exclusively for the Penguin News web site by Deputy Editor John Fowler. John is a former Superintendent of Education and a former Manager of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board.

Thursday, February 2nd 2012 - 05:13 UTC

Cocker spaniel puppy will keep Catherine company while William is in Falklands

St James Palace made the announcement of the puppy

Prince William's wife Kate will not be on her own during her husband's tour of duty in the Falkland Islands: the couple have a new puppy, St James's Palace said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 1st 2012 - 16:05 UTC

Prince William leaves for the Falklands Wednesday night from Brize Norton

The heir of the British throne will be deployed at MPA as a search and rescue helicopter pilot

The British government confirmed that Prince William begins this Wednesday his six week deployment in the disputed Falkland Islands as a helicopter pilot when he flies out from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire tonight.

Wednesday, February 1st 2012 - 06:44 UTC

Argentina condemns the UK for its ‘bullying patriotism’ in the Malvinas dispute

The release also regrets the arrival of Prince William in a ‘conqueror’s uniform’ and not with the wisdom of a statesman

Argentina condemned the announcement of the arrival of state of the art HMS Dauntless, a British warship, to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and urged the UK to “avoid falling in the temptation of engaging in discourse that transforms patriotism in bullying patriotism.”

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