The Commander of British Forces South Atlantic Islands has rubbished a story in UK The Sunday Express news paper that the Falkland Islands is on a high security alert, and made a brief comment to that respect.
Air Commodore RW La Forte CBE MA BA RAF told Penguin News yesterday: “Throughout the year, UK military personnel travel to the Falkland Islands to take advantage of the excellent training opportunities. On occasion, this leads to a temporary increase in the number of military personnel here.
“This training is routine business. Our military posture in the South Atlantic is unchanged; we undertake regular assessments of potential threats to ensure that we retain an appropriate level of defensive capability.”
The Sunday Express reported that a significant reinforcement of troops was scheduled for the Falklands, and apparently was to be the largest UK deployment on the Islands in 18 years.
Allegedly 1.000 troops in groups of 300 were to be flown to the Falklands during the current year. (PN).