The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed a project worth almost £7 million to extend the lifespan of the runways and taxiways at the Mount Pleasant Complex airfield in the Falkland Islands. The project was awarded to Mitie in June 2022, and was undertaken by sub-contractor Gatwick Construction, with work commencing at the end of January.
The FIFA Council has confirmed Argentina as the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023. The decision follows the removal of the original tournament host, Indonesia, as well as a subsequent bid submitted by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and an on-site inspection by a FIFA delegation to the South American country last week.
If you live on the Falkland Islands, you will be lucky enough to see the FGR4 Typhoons regularly grace the skies with their presence. A team of highly skilled and hardworking engineers ensure that the jets are well maintained and ready to provide Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) should it be required.
A third of Argentine conscripts of Jewish origin who participated in the Falklands/Malvinas conflict suffered different forms of anti-Semitism, including torture, abuses, and psychological threats, and 10% of them were staked to the ground.
Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Tuesday said during a bi-continental forum in Cape Verde that the military presence in the South Atlantic of extra-regional powers, such as the United Kingdom, was not in accordance with the times and the current practices of multilateralism and international law and deemed the situation was unacceptable.” Cafiero also denounced the presence in the Malvinas/Falkland Islands of Kosovo Security Forces.
After a 30-year-career serving Britain on the front line around the globe, HMS Montrose’s active life came to an end in Portsmouth. At 11.20am nearly 200 members of her ship’s company turned to face the vessel as the White Ensign was lowered on her flight deck and the frigate passed into history.
The Falkland Islands Development Corporation has launched the Business Climate Survey 2023 in partnership with the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce, the Falkland Islands Tourism Association and the Rural Business Association.
The Government of South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands to recruit a Government Officer on a 40-month contract starting in September 2023.
BBC has reported that a military helicopter donated to Ukraine by the UK government was used in the Falklands conflict more than 40 years ago, but despite its age, the Ukrainian military says the chopper will help in the fight against Russia.
The new Fishery Patrol Vessel, FPV Lilibet is due to arrive into Port William over the coming weekend. Her arrival has been delayed due to the Captain making the decision to assist a vessel in need during a storm. FPV Lilibet was stood down by the regional MRCC once a Taiwanese vessel confirmed that they could reach the vessel earlier than FPV Lilibet.