A detachment from the Falkland Islands Defence Force visited London last week to attend Defence and Security Equipment International 2019 show (DSEI2019) at the Excel centre.
The challenging complexity and uncertain consequences of Brexit, progress in understandings with Argentina, including the second weekly air link to Sao Paulo, a sound economy with financial stability and the strong commitment of the Falkland Islands population with representative democracy, were outlined by Governor Nigel James Phillips, CBE in his annual address to the elected Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands.
After 35 years’ service with the FIDF, Major Peter Biggs will shortly retire as Officer Commanding, Falkland Islands Defense Force (FIDF), a role he has fulfilled for over 16 years.
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.
The Falkland Islands will join on Thursday the timely British tradition of celebrating royal occasions lighting beacons throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday on 21st April, announced the Falklands' government.
Argentina 'never had in consideration' the possibility of purchasing fighter aircraft from Russia, such as the Sukhoi Su-24, to replace the aging French Mirages to be decommissioned by the end of the year, said Defense minister Agustín Rossi.
A team of five Royal Marines from ice patrol ship HMS Protector yomped in full kit in the Falkland Islands from San Carlos to the Islands’ capital Stanley, following the exact route of 45 Commando in 1982, thirty two years ago.
Falkland Islanders have been praised for their international campaign of diplomacy explaining their democratic credentials to the world and proclaiming their overwhelming referendum vote for self-determination and retaining their links with the United Kingdom.
Falkland Islands will be celebrating the Queen’s birthday Parade on Wednesday April 21 at Victory Green, Stanley. According to a release from Gilbert House the parade will form up at Victory Green at 10.15 hours and Governor Alan Huckle will arrive at 10.30 hours.