Falkland Islands

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pioneering research

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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


national including

but it is still recommended that reservations be made. Work A work permit is required for any foreign national, including UK citizens, working in the Falklands. Work permits should generally be applied for prior to coming to the islands and will require an employer's sponsorship. Additional information can be found at the Falkland Islands Government site. Like everything in the Falklands, living expenses will be very high. Kerosene (the only


conservative number

dropped to 31,000 in the late 1990s followed by 46,800 presently. The Falkland Islands and most of the South Georgia Archipelago has shown increases from the 1980s to the present. Terre Adélie has shown a drastic reduction as the count fell to 10—15 pairs from 80 pairs in the 1980s. The official 10 3 generation trend is listed by BirdLife International at a 1%—9% declinatation, but it is stated that this is a conservative number. They elaborate that a best case scenario puts


line biography

''Raleigh'' left the squadron. The squadron returned to Plymouth on 11 May 1877. *Bermuda, Government House of Bermuda (Government House, Bermuda) * Falkland Islands


commercial heavy

. 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


carrying low

of Mount Longdon , and overlooks Stanley (Stanley, Falkland Islands), the islands' capital. References In 1958 ''Norton Sound'' participated in Operation Argus. From south of the Falkland Islands she launched three rockets carrying low-yield atomic warheads. Detonations (High altitude nuclear explosion) occurred at altitudes between 160 and 750 km, and effects were monitored by the Explorer IV (Explorer 4) satellite and other instrumented rockets. Analysis


work period

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


commercial strength

Geography of the Sea url http: books.google.com books?id QdJZezzrCfQC&pg PA104 accessdate 13 December 2010 year 2007 publisher Academic Press isbn 978-0-12-455521-1 page 104 The band's next release ''Time & Tide (Time and Tide (Split Enz album))'' (1982) maintained their newfound commercial strength. However, the single "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" engendered some controversy when some thought the song was a veiled attack on the British acting against the invasion by the Argentines of the Falkland Islands and was removed from radio play lists in the UK. The band denied these allegations: it had actually been recorded in January 1982, months before the Falklands conflict. The album, while not a definitive concept album, did have a recurring nautical theme. Due to Tim Finn's input, particularly with lyrics reflecting personal situations ("Haul Away" was Tim Finn's life story in song), a number of critics jokingly referred to the album as "Tim & Tide". ''Time and Tide'' would go on to top the album charts in New Zealand, Canada and Australia. In the Americas, the species winters on coastlines from Washington (Washington (U.S. state)) and Massachusetts southwards to the southern tip of South America although it is scarce in southern parts of Chile and Argentina and is only an unconfirmed vagrant (vagrancy in birds) in the Falkland Islands. In Europe it winters in western regions from Iceland, Norway and Denmark southwards. Only small numbers are found on Mediterranean coasts. In Africa it is common all the way down to South Africa with good numbers on many offshore islands. In Asia it is widespread in the south with birds wintering as far north as southern China and Japan (mainly in the Ryukyu Islands). It occurs south to Tasmania and New Zealand and is present on many Pacific islands. Some non-breeding birds remain year round in many parts of the wintering range, with some of those birds still taking on breeding plumage in the spring and summer. On 2 April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands and three days later a naval task force headed by ''Invincible'' and ''Hermes'' left Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth) bound for the South Atlantic. On 20 April 1982 the British War Cabinet ordered the repossession of the Falkland Islands. The ''Invincible's'' airgroup contained 8 Sea Harrier and 12 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, the ship's assurance certification company instructed that the ship should dock at the nearest available port - the nearest large enough being Puerto Belgrano, Argentina's largest naval base, where ''Endurance'' docked in mid-March 2006. Without hotel services on board, the ship's company moved to shore-side accommodation in the city of Bahía Blanca, some twenty kilometres west of Puerto Belgrano. The rudder was removed for repairs and once on the floor of the drydock, a dockers' strike followed. 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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