Falkland Islands

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Black Buck , the bombing raids on Argentine positions in the Falkland Islands, were Beetham's idea. When Beetham relinquished his appointment in October 1982 he had served for more than five years, making him the longest serving Chief of the Air Staff since Trenchard (Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard). In 1987, she was nominated for BAFTA's Best Supporting Actress for ''A Room with a View (A Room with a View (film))'' (1985). In 1992


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'' and ''Insectes diptères exotiques nouveaux ou peu connus'' (1838) which lists the collections examined to that date. They are those of :-Jules Dumont d'Urville with René-Primevère Lesson (the largest including material from the Falkland Islands, the coast of Chile and Peru, the southern and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea); Justin Goudot who had explored South America from 1822 (and continued to until 1842); a Louis Pilate who


species live

-air-bridge-ukfalklands-for-the-next-few-weeks title Air Italy takes over air bridge UK Falklands for the next few weeks date 18 December 2009 publisher Mercopress accessdate 18 December 2009 The '''Galaxiidae''', also known by the anglicised name as '''galaxiids''', are a family of mostly small freshwater fish in the southern hemisphere. The majority of species live in Australia or New Zealand, some are also found in South Africa, South America, Lord


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Island , the Prince Edward and Marion island (Prince Edward Islands)s, the Crozet Islands, the Kerguelen Islands, the Heard and McDonald Islands (McDonald Islands). While


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. Previously the RAF had to lease commercial heavy lifters such as the Antonov An-124 to return the aircraft to the UK, or launch a major logistical effort to allow a ferry flight. In any case the C-17 has proved invaluable to the RAF, so much so that the original seven year lease has been bought out, and an additional aircraft was purchased. On 26 July 2007, the order for a sixth was confirmed, delivered in June 2008. **# Lucio Gutiérrez, President of Ecuador (List of heads of state of Ecuador) (2003–2005) * Falkland Islands (British overseas territory) ** Governor - Howard Pearce, Governor of the Falkland Islands (2002–2006) **President - Lucio Gutiérrez, President of Ecuador (List of heads of state of Ecuador) (2003–2005) * Falkland Islands (British overseas territory) ** Governor - Howard Pearce, Governor of the Falkland Islands (2002–2006) The discovery of the islands attracted British and American sealers. The first sealing ship to operate in the area was the brig ''Espirito Santo'' chartered by British merchants in Buenos Aires. The ship arrived at Rugged Island (Rugged Island (South Shetland Islands)) off Livingston Island, where its British crew landed on Christmas Day 1819, and claimed the islands for King George III; a narrative of the events was published by the brig's master Joseph Herring in the July 1820 edition of the ''Imperial Magazine''. The ''Espirito Santo'' was followed from the Falkland Islands by the American brig ''Hersilia'' commanded by Captain James Sheffield (with second mate Nathaniel Palmer), the first American sealer in the South Shetlands. Seal hunting and whaling was done on the islands during the 19th and early 20th century. From 1908 the islands were governed as part of the Falkland Islands Dependency (Falkland Islands) but the islands have only been occupied since the establishment of a scientific research station during 1944. The archipelago, together with the nearby Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia, is an increasingly popular tourist (tourism) destination during the austral summer. As a group of islands, the South Shetland Islands are located at WikiPedia:Falkland Islands Dmoz:Regional South America Falkland Islands Commons:Category:Falkland Islands


local life

or languish in unpleasant climates are not "civilised" by the government, as it would be uneconomical. Subsequently, these areas are left as reservations, and local life continues—albeit under constant surveillance by the World State. Small islands across the planet, such as the Falkland Islands, Iceland, and the Marquesas Islands, are reserved for citizens of the World State who do not wish to live in, or do not fit into the normal society. Gower joined


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publisher En.mercopress.com date accessdate 2012-03-04 This position is referred to in the Falkland Islands Constitution and is a powerful factor in the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute. The population has existed for over nine generations, continuously


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Sea King (Westland Sea King) aircraft, slightly larger than the ship had originally been designed to accommodate. In addition many small machine guns were added around the flight deck and island for close-in defence. During survey work in Antarctica in January 2006, the ship's engineering staff discovered her rudder was apparently loose on the stock. Her work period was cut short and she returned to Mare Harbour in the Falkland Islands for further inspections. Det Norske Veritas


radio history

for the health of the natives. Palmerlee, D., Bao, S., & Beech, C. (2004). South America on a Shoe String. USA: Lonely Planet. pp 1056-1057. ISBN 1-74104-163-5 thumb Malaria (File:Malaria map.PNG) Notable broadcasts In 1995, Stewart made radio history when he broadcast his Radio 2 show live from the summits of Ben Nevis and Snowdon, in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. He also broadcast from the Falkland Islands just after the 1982 conflict


modern species

Islands dog''', '''Falkland Islands fox''' or '''Antarctic wolf''', was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands. This endemic (endemic (ecology)) canid (canidae) became extinct (extinction) in 1876, the first known canid to have gone extinct in historical times. It was the only modern species in the genus ''Dusicyon''. Traditionally it had been supposed that the most closely related genus was ''Lycalopex'', including the culpeo, which has been introduced to the Falkland Islands in modern times. However, in 2009, a cladistic analysis of DNA identified the Falkland Island wolf's closest living relative as the maned wolf (''Chrysocyon brachyurus'')—an unusually long-legged, fox-like South American canid, from which it separated about 6.7 million years ago. WikiPedia:Falkland Islands Dmoz:Regional South America Falkland Islands Commons:Category:Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

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-- The '''Falkland Islands''' ( ) are an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. The principal islands are about 300 miles (500 km) east of South America's southern Patagonian coast, at a latitude of about 52°S. The archipelago, with an area of 4,700 square miles (12,200 km 2 ), comprises East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands. As a British overseas territory (British Overseas Territories), the Falklands have internal self-governance (self-governance), and the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The islands' capital is Stanley (Stanley, Falkland Islands) on East Falkland.

Controversy exists over the Falklands' discovery and subsequent colonisation by Europeans. At various times, the islands have had French, British, Spanish, and Argentine (Argentina) settlements. Britain reasserted its rule in 1833 (Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (1833)), although Argentina maintains its claim to the islands (Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute). In April 1982, Argentine forces temporarily occupied the islands (1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands). British administration was restored two months later at the end of the Falklands War.

The population (2,932 inhabitants in 2012) primarily consists of native Falkland Islanders, the majority of British descent. Other ethnicities include French, Gibraltarian (Gibraltarians) and Scandinavian. Immigration from the United Kingdom, the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, and Chile has reversed a population decline. The predominant (and official) language is English. Under the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983, Falkland Islanders are British citizens (British nationality law).

The islands lie on the boundary of the subantarctic oceanic (Oceanic climate) and tundra climate zones, and both major islands have mountain ranges reaching . They are home to large bird populations, although many no longer breed on the main islands because of competition from introduced species. Major economic activities include fishing, tourism and sheep farming, with an emphasis on high-quality wool exports. Oil exploration, licensed by the Falkland Islands Government, remains controversial as a result of maritime disputes with Argentina.

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