The Falkland Islands Defense Force (FIDF) is the locally maintained volunteer defense unit in the Falkland Islands and is currently recruiting. The FIDF works alongside the military units supplied by the United Kingdom to ensure the defense and security of the Islands
The Falkland Islands are the UK's most remote overseas territory, being more than 8,000 miles away from Britain. The isolated nature of the Islands means that the troops stationed there must be almost self-sufficient.
A reception was held at Government House last night to celebrate the formal approval of a new motto for the Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF).
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 Falklands Business Climate Survey strongly suggests that 2014 and 2015 were two very good years for the Islands economy and its business community, which translated in profits and higher levels of turnover, particularly 2015. However survey respondents predictions for this year and onwards aren't as rosy with many businesses anticipating lower turnover and investments, but not necessarily profits, while the overall average rating for the Islands' economy weighed between “average” and “good”.
To mark the 30th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands on 14th June 1982, a Service of Thanksgiving will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 10:00. Members of the public are asked to be seated by 09:45, according to a release from Gilbert House.
The Falkland Islands marked on Sunday the start of the South Atlantic conflict thirty years ago with a ceremony honouring local Defence Force members who were on duty the night of 01 April 1982 when the Argentine invasion.
A request for a member of the Royal Family to attend Remembrance day 2012 in the Falkland Islands, during the 30th anniversary year of the liberation of the Islands, has been sent to Buckingham Palace, reports the latest edition of Penguin News