Thousands of people owe their lives to this unique unit whose iconic, but ageing, yellow Sea King helicopters have plucked injured fishermen from raging seas, winched climbers from treacherous cliffs, and airlifted flood victims from the rooftops of their homes.
Passengers and crew forced to abandon a cruise ship due to a fire in the engine room causing loss of power, were all safe and without injury in Stanley yesterday morning. This followed a complex rescue and care mission comprising British Forces from Mount Pleasant, Government emergency services, the ship’s agents Sulivan Shipping and with support from local farmers.
September and early October has been a busy five weeks for the smallest ship in the Royal Navy with a flight deck. HMS Clyde is tasked with patrolling the Falkland Islands whilst also monitoring the airspace that covers the wider area, and routinely visits the many small settlements that feature around the Islands.
Ex-Tottenham Hotspurs player, Ossie Ardiles, was involved in a single vehicle road traffic collision (RTC) on the Darwin to Stanley road shortly after 1900hours on Monday 20th January 2014. Mr Ardiles is here filming part of a documentary on his football career for ESPN, alongside his friend and fellow Spurs star, Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Villa. Ossie’s son Federico Ardiles also joins the group.
In recognition of International Women's Day on 8 March the British Armed Forces profiled Group Captain Sara Mackmin who is the new commander of the RAF Search and Rescue Force with responsibility over the UK and the Falkland Islands.
After sharpening his flying skills in the disputed Falkland Islands, the Duke of Cambridge has qualified as a helicopter search and rescue captain.
Britain's Prince William was reunited with his wife on Wednesday after returning home from a tour of duty. The future king arrived at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on the morning after leaving on February 1 for a tour with his Search and Rescue squadron in the Falkland Islands.
Flt Lt Wales has commenced his duties as an RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter pilot in the Falkland Islands providing Search and Rescue cover for both the civilian and military population.