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 Royal Air Force A400M Atlas aircraft has delivered vital fuel supplies to the British Antarctic Survey after taking off from the Falkland Islands Mount Pleasant Complex. The RAF said the range of the Atlas was extended by air-to-air refueling from a Royal Air Force Voyager, as part of Operation Austral Endurance..
Chilean foreign minister Antonia Urrejola received the British Ambassador in Santiago, Louise de Sousa to address several issues of the bilateral agenda, particularly referred to green energies.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori, who hold dual British and Iranian citizenship, have arrived back in the United Kingdon in the early hours of Thursday local time after being imprisoned in their native country for several years.
Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli has filed a note expressing his country's concern over British military aircraft stopping en route to the Falkland Islands.
A special ceremony held at Space Command Headquarters, RAF High Wycombe marked the official opening of United Kingdom Space Command, with the first ‘Space Operator’ Badges presented to personnel.
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has delivered an update on the £1.9bn project to replace the Royal Air Force's Eurofighter Typhoon jet. The RAF Typhoon, a multi-role combat aircraft is the mainstay of the UK Military's Quick Reaction Alert provision for UK and Falkland Islands airspace.
HMS Forth joined the Army and RAF in a combined exercise in one of the islands in the Falklands. After a busy ‘remembrance season’ in the South Atlantic, which saw the patrol ship retrace the route of ships and troops involved in the 1982 conflict, the second-generation River-class vessel knuckled down to more regular military duties.
Argentina is again putting pressure on Uruguay, this time on the incoming government which takes office next March first, insisting no UK military aircraft linked to the Falkland Islands be allowed to land in the country's airports and Falklands should not be treated as state with which Uruguay has extensive trade and business exchanges.
Five members of the SafeLane demining team operating in the Falkland Islands were involved in a road traffic incident on December 21. John Hare of Safelane Global told Penguin News the vehicle was the second in a convoy of three.