Members of the United Kingdom's elite Paras and elements of the British Forces South Atlantic Islands, stationed at Mount Pleasant Complex, plus the local Falkland Islands Defense Force, FIDF, have conducted drills to simulate a recapture of the Falkland Islands.
During the Easter holiday period, the RAF detachment in the Falkland Islands continued to deliver air operations in the South Atlantic. One element of the air operations is a Quick Reaction Alert response carried out by the Typhoons of 1435 Flight.
A contractor has started working on a £7m project to extend the lifespan of the runway at the Mount Pleasant Complex (MPC) airfield in the Falkland Islands until it can be fully re-laid in the coming years, the British Government reported Monday.
Rob Butler MP, Conservative MP for Aylesbury, and Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP Labour for Slough are in the Falklands as part of the UK Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, a program ongoing for more than thirty years with the purpose of better-educating Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and others in military matters.
The economic impact of the “illegal” occupation of the Falklands Islands by the British, is to be analyzed by the Economic Development and Innovation Institute from the Argentine University of Tierra del Fuego, in coordination with other tertiary education centers both public and private.
The new Commander of the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (CBFSAI), Brigadier Dan Duff, is to be arriving in the Falklands in Spring 2023, replacing the current CBF, Commodore Jonathan Lett, who has been the CBF since November 2020.
The British Forces South Atlantic Islands, BFSAI, stationed at Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands, commemorated on Monday 25th April the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Georgia.
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) has announced the appointment of Thomas (Tom) Bale as the new Director of Health and Social Services, taking up the position from 14 February 2022.
Gilbert House in the Falkland Islands has announced the arrangements for Sunday, 14 November 2021, Remembrance Sunday. The Annual Service of Remembrance, this year commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the end of the First World War, will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.30 am.
The Falkland Islands government has reviewed and emphasized the Declaration of Emergency restriction movements, under regulations 11 and 12, which remain in full force, particularly referred to MPC and dependencies access, and possible essential travel.