The Head of the Armed Forces, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, has warned that it would be “slightly perilous” to expect the British military to regularly stand in for striking public sector workers. He’s told The Sunday Telegraph that personnel are “not a spare capacity”.
A campaign has been launched for military personnel called in to cover a rash of UK strikes to get a daily bonus for their efforts. It comes after it was confirmed 750 military personnel are sent to be deployed to cover ambulance strikes as UK prepares to be hit by a wave of industrial action in the coming weeks.
“The Falkland Islands and Forty Years of Progress: environment and science”, in the title of the conference to be held this Thursday 20 October at a very special academic event hosted in Queen's University, Belfast, and sponsorship from the Royal Geographical Society.
In the 40th anniversary year of the Falklands War, Derek Twigg writes just how the legacy of the war continues to impact Islanders and Veterans 40 years on, and what the future holds for the Islands.
39 years ago, Operation Paraquet – a subsidiary of Operation Corporate – led to the successful recapture of South Georgia by British Armed Forces. This followed an initial incursion on 3 April by the Argentine military, which was one of the earliest flashpoints of the Falkland Islands War.
The Falkland Islands has joined in paying tribute to the remarkable Captain Tom Moore, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Captain Tom, now made an honorary colonel, has raised more than 30 million pounds for the NHS by walking laps of his back garden.
The number of COVID-19 tested positive cases at Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands has risen by one to thirteen, following on the latest 16 swab test results received by KEMH from the UK.
The Conservative and Unionist party manifesto for the coming 12 December election, Get Brexit Done Unleash Britain’s Potential, in one of its chapters includes a special mention to the democratic rights and the protection of the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar and other Overseas Territories.
Two million United Kingdom public service workers including the Armed Forces are reportedly set to be given a £2 billion pay rise. The Times reports that soldiers will receive an increase of 2.9%, while police officers and dentists/consultants will both receive a 2.5% pay rise.
Sodexo has extended its contracts with the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to provide a range of support services to the UK’s Armed Forces in Cyprus and the Falkland Islands for a further three years.