Falkland Islands

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) are six small islands in the westernmost extreme of South Georgia, . Argentina also lays claim

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Survey (BAS) operates a single Dash 7 in support of its research program in Antarctica. The aircraft undertakes regular shuttle flights between either Stanley (Stanley, Falkland Islands) on the Falkland Islands, or Punta Arenas (Punta Arenas, Chile) in Chile, and the Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island. It also operates to and from the ice runway at the Sky Blu Logistics Facility (Sky Blu) on the Antarctic mainland.

) is a prominent mountain (3,675 m) marking the highest elevation in the Crary Mountains, in Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lawrence A. Frakes, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) geologist who worked three summer seasons in the Falkland Islands and Antarctica, 1964-65 through 1967-68. <

of Antarctica Hodson, Mount Imshaug Peninsula '''Imshaug Peninsula''' ( ) is a broad, snow-covered peninsula at the south side of Lehrke Inlet on the east coast of Palmer Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1974. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Henry A. Imshaug, United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) biologist in a long-range

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; The '''Governor of the Falkland Islands''' is the representative of the British Crown (Monarchy of the United Kingdom) in the Falkland Islands, acting &quot;in Her Majesty's name and on Her Majesty's behalf" as the islands' ''de facto'' head of state in the absence of the British monarch. The role and powers of the Governor are set out in Chapter II (Falkland Islands Constitution#Chapter II: The Governor) of the Falkland Islands Constitution

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efforts during the mid-1980s centered on the attack on the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the Iran–Iraq War, the conflict in Afghanistan, the Soviet downing of Korean Air Lines Flight 007, the civil war in Chad, and unrest in the Philippines. Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger presented DIA with the Agency's first Joint Meritorious Unit Award in 1986 for outstanding intelligence support over the previous year during a series of crises—the hijacking of TWA Flight 847

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, 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

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, Åland Bomarsund . From 1856 to 1865 he was the naval professional member of the Board of Trade. He was promoted to Vice-Admiral in 1870, and Admiral in 1877. After Robert FitzRoy committed suicide in 1865, leaving his wife and daughter destitute, Sulivan convinced the British government to provide them with £3000, to which Charles Darwin contributed another £100 of his own money. RAF career Born the son of Air Marshal Sir Douglas Macfadyen, Ian Macfadyen was educated at Marlborough College and entered the RAF College Cranwell in 1960. The International Who's Who 2004 By Europa Publications, p. 1053 He became a flying instructor and a member of the Poachers formation aerobatic team Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen Cranston Fine Arts at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell in 1970 and was appointed Officer Commanding of No. 29 Squadron (No. 29 Squadron RAF) in 1980, with whom he saw operational service in the Falkland Islands, and Officer Commanding of No. 23 Squadron (No. 23 Squadron RAF) in 1983. He went on to be Station Commander at RAF Leuchars in Fife in 1985 and Commander of British Forces in the Middle East in 1990. Macfadyen served as the Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff, Operational Requirements (Air Systems) from 1991 and as Director General of the Saudi Arabia Armed Forces Project from 1994. He was promoted to Air Marshal in 1994 and retired from the RAF in February 1999. Its name reflects Argentina's claims of sovereignty (Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute) over the Falkland Islands (''Islas Malvinas'' in Spanish), and could be translated as "Argentine Falklands". It was created on October 20, 1994 by Provincial Law #11551, taking some of the territory of former General Sarmiento Partido. The ship landed scrap-metal workers on South Georgia on 19 March 1982. She was involved in the blockade running to the Falkland Islands. She sailed from Stanley (Stanley, Falkland Islands) towards Falklands Sound on 29 April, before the first British attack. While heading to the south on 6 May, the ship spotted the schooner ''Penelope'', property of the Falkland Islands Company, at anchor along a pier in Speedwell Island. The small craft was taken over by an Argentine prize crew the following day. Contraalmirante Horacio A. Mayorga 1998 : '' No Vencidos''. Ed. Planeta, Buenos Aires, page 313. ISBN 950-742-976-X WikiPedia:Falkland Islands Dmoz:Regional South America Falkland Islands Commons:Category:Falkland Islands

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and smoke aboard the ''Atlantic Conveyor'' after the Exocet strike, it was not possible to fly any of the helicopters that remained on the ship's deck. Ethell and Price 1983, pp. 151–152. One Chinook in particular, identified as serial ''ZA718'' (Bravo November) (Boeing construction number B-849) and also known by its original squadron code "Bravo November", has come to widespread public recognition due to its remarkable service

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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&nbsp;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&nbsp;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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