Falkland Islands

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social place

speech. The islands have two weekly newspapers: ''Teaberry Express'' and '' Penguin News


lack excellence

, strawberries, etc. were ripe. For dessert we were served some strawberries of a marvellous taste, whose size equalled that of our largest nuts. Their color is a pale white. They are prepared in the same manner as we fix them in Europe, and, although they have neither the color nor the taste of ours, they do not lack excellence." Feuillée did not include a specimen of this strawberry in the botanical collection he returned to Brest, France


scientific success

hardships endured, the expedition was considered a scientific success, with the parties having explored much of the eastern coast of Graham Land, including Cape Longing, James Ross Island, the Joinville Island group, and the Palmer Archipelago. The expedition, which also recovered valuable geological samples and samples of marine animals, earned Nordenskjöld lasting fame at home, but its huge cost left him greatly in debt. He joined the RAF in 1977 having completed 3 years as a VR member of Liverpool University Air Squadron. Following flying training, he was posted to fly the Phantom FGR2, became a Qualified Weapons Instructor and flew over 2,000 hours on the aircraft. On promotion to squadron leader, he was a Flight Commander on 19 (F) Sqn in Germany before serving in the Falkland Islands as Commanding Officer of No. 1435 Flight (No. 1435 Flight RAF). In 1990, he completed Staff College with the Royal Navy at Greenwich and was then posted as Personal Staff Officer to the Air Officer Commanding No 11 Group (No. 11 Group RAF). He left on promotion a year later to command the Armament Engineering Squadron at RAF Coningsby and was the project officer for the introduction to service of the Tornado F2. A range of tours at RAF Stanley (RAF Mount Pleasant) (Falkland Islands), HQ Strike Command (RAF Strike Command) and RAF Wattisham were followed by promotion to Wing Commander and a return to Strike Command to lead the Tornado Role Office in September 1989. He has served as a support helicopter pilot (aviator) throughout his career, and as a helicopter and tactics instructor. He commanded 78 Squadron (No. 78 Squadron RAF) in the Falkland Islands, 27 Squadron (No. 27 Squadron RAF) in the UK, the Support Helicopter Force (Royal_Air_Force#Support_helicopters) in Bosnia and RAF Aldergrove Joint Helicopter Force in Northern Ireland. Early career After completing pilot training, Moran converted onto the Harrier (BAE Harrier II) with No. 233 Operational Conversion Unit. In 1980 Moran entered productive service, flying Harriers with No. IV Squadron (No. 4 Squadron RAF). In 1983 he returned to No. 233 Operational Conversion Unit, attending a weapons instructors' course before returning to No. IV Squadron as a Qualified Weapons Instructor. Promoted to squadron leader in 1986, Moran was appointed as a flight commander on No. IV Squadron, serving in Belize, the Falkland Islands, and on HMS ''Illustrious'' (HMS Illustrious (R06)). In 1985, He was also an exchange officer with the United States Marine Corps at Cherry Point (Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point), North Carolina. category type geographical article British Overseas Territories (British Overseas Territory) in the Atlantic (that is, Bermuda, the Falkland Islands, Saint Helena and its dependencies, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (South Georgia)) newstub :'''Alan Davies (w:Alan Davies)''': What do penguins in the Falkland Islands (w:Falkland Islands) do when RAF (w:Royal Air Force) jets fly over :'' Stephen buzzes in '' *30px (File:Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg)- Falkland Islands (w:Falkland Islands) - Governor (w:Governor of the Falkland Islands) Howard Pearce sent a message of condolence to Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom), saying, "The people of the Falkland Islands are deeply shocked and outraged by the appalling attacks which took place in London earlier today. On behalf of all Falkland Islanders, I convey our sympathy to those who have suffered injury or trauma as a result of these events and our deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives. While we may be many thousands of miles away in distance, we feel very close to all Londoners in spirit, and we know that they will respond with courage and fortitude." right 200px Location of Falkland Islands (Image:LocationFalklandIslands.png) Today marks the 25th anniversary of Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands (w:Falkland Islands), a British (United Kingdom) overseas territory (w:British overseas territories). The public holiday will be marked by memorial services to remember the dead, but it is also an opportunity to reiterate the country's claim to sovereignty of the Falkland Islands (w:Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands). A British (UK) oil firm has claimed to have discovered oil off the coast of the Falkland Islands (w:Falkland Islands). Rockhopper Exploration would be the first company to strike oil in the Falklands if the claim is proven. Rockhopper were working in the North Falkland Basin (w:North Falkland Basin) when they apparently struck oil. WikiPedia:Falkland Islands Dmoz:Regional South America Falkland Islands Commons:Category:Falkland Islands


main legal

was promoted to a lower rank , even after having been on his best behaviour. This greatly disturbed Dumont in subsequent years. WikiPedia:Falkland Islands Dmoz:Regional South America Falkland Islands Commons:Category:Falkland Islands


related historical

Chronological List of Antarctic Expeditions and Related Historical Events year 1989 publisher Cambridge University Press location New York ref harv isbn 978-0-521-30903-5 *


acting high

Milne Cheetham , acting High Commissioner of Egypt (1914–1915) * '''Falkland Islands''' - William Lamond Allardyce, Governor of the Falkland Islands (1904–1915) * '''Fiji''' - Sir Ernest Sweet-Escott (Ernest Sweet-Escott), Governor of Fiji (1912–1918) * '''British Honduras''' - Wilfred Collet, Governor of British Honduras (1913-1918) * '''Falkland Islands''' - William Lamond Allardyce, Governor of the Falkland Islands (1904–1915) * '''Fiji''' - Sir Ernest Sweet-Escott (Ernest Sweet-Escott), Governor of Fiji (1912–1918) It has been noted in speech heard in areas of Canada, in Cape Town, the Falkland Islands, and in the United States where it is often associated with a particular sociolect that originated among affluent teenage girls in Southern California (see Valspeak and Valley girl). Elsewhere in the United States, this intonation is characteristic of the speech heard in those parts of rural North Dakota and Minnesota that through migration (human migration) have come under the influence of the Norwegian language. **President - Jamil Mahuad, President of Ecuador (List of heads of state of Ecuador) (1998–2000) * Falkland Islands (British dependent territory (British overseas territory)) ** Governor - **#Jamil Mahuad, President of Ecuador (List of heads of state of Ecuador) (1998–2000) * Falkland Islands (British dependent territory (British overseas territory)) ** Governor – Richard Ralph, Governor of the Falkland Islands (1996–1999) **#Fabián Alarcón, Interim President of Ecuador (List of heads of state of Ecuador) (1997–1998) * Falkland Islands (British dependent territory (British overseas territory)) ** Governor - Richard Ralph, Governor of the Falkland Islands (1996–1999) **#Abdalá Bucaram, President of Ecuador (List of heads of state of Ecuador) (1996–1997) * Falkland Islands (British dependent territory (British overseas territory)) ** Governor - **President - Sixto Durán Ballén, President of Ecuador (List of heads of state of Ecuador) (1992–1996) * Falkland Islands (British dependent territory (British overseas territory)) ** Governor - David Tatham, Governor of the Falkland Islands (1992–1996) **President - Sixto Durán Ballén, President of Ecuador (List of heads of state of Ecuador) (1992–1996) * Falkland Islands (British dependent territory (British overseas territory)) ** Governor - David Tatham, Governor of the Falkland Islands (1992–1996) **President - Sixto Durán Ballén, President of Ecuador (List of heads of state of Ecuador) (1992–1996) * Falkland Islands (British dependent territory (British overseas territory)) ** Governor - David Tatham, Governor of the Falkland Islands (1992–1996) **#Sixto Durán Ballén, President of Ecuador (List of heads of state of Ecuador) (1992–1996) * WikiPedia:Falkland Islands Dmoz:Regional South America Falkland Islands Commons:Category:Falkland Islands


style number/

. Some of the British overseas territories, including Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands, use number plates similar to the UK, with the same colours and typeface. Some former British colonies (Crown colony) which adopted British style number plates have continued with those customs, notable examples are Hong Kong (Vehicle registration plates of Hong Kong), Singapore (Vehicle registration plates of Singapore) and Cyprus (Vehicle registration plates of Cyprus) ;United


species+title

book last Balmaceda first Daniel title Historias Inesperadas de la Historia Argentina year 2011 publisher Editorial Sudamericana location Buenos Aires ref harv language Spanish isbn 978-950-07-3390-8 * WikiPedia:Falkland Islands Dmoz:Regional South America Falkland Islands Commons:Category:Falkland Islands


special member

problem" url http: en.mercopress.com 2013 10 28 falklands-lawmakers-the-full-time-problem newspaper MercoPress date 28 October 2013 accessdate 1 July 2014 Due to its link to the UK, the Falklands are part of the overseas countries and territories (Special member state territories and the European Union) of the European Union.

, which are overseas territories (British overseas territory) of the United Kingdom and overseas countries and territories (Special Member State territories and the European Union#Overseas countries and territories) of EU,


abundant species

Edition) publisher Oxford University Press location United Kingdom isbn 0-19-910207-4 150px left (File:Macaroni penguin rangemap.svg) A 1993 review estimated that the Macaroni was the most abundant species of penguin, with a minimum of 11,841,600 pairs of Macaroni Penguins worldwide.

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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