After the Falklands War, due to the distances involved when patrolling, some British Army infantry units were taught to ride Welsh mountain ponies.
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Other articles related to "islands, falkland islands, falklands":
... when Letters Patent were issued to provide for the government of the islands, which were to be governed as a Falkland Islands Dependency ... government, the British government stated that the islands were British, and issued Letters Patent to include "South Orkney, South Georgia and South Shetland islands, and ... this time that the association with the Falkland Islands was intended as an administrative convenience ...
... The Falkland Islands are divided into two constituencies, the Camp and Stanley which return three and five members respectively to the Legislative Assembly ... The Camp constituency includes any part of the Falklands which is not within the boundaries of the Stanley constituency (which are defined by a 3.5 mile radius from the ...
... Ecuador President - Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador (2007–present) Falkland Islands (British overseas territory) Governor - Alan Huckle, Governor of the ...
... In 1982, the Falkland Islands had no roads outside Stanley, only tracks ... By 2007, the Falkland Islands had a road network of 488 miles (786 km) which in 2012 had been extended to 536 miles (862 km) linking to all occupied mainland settlements ... As of 2006, the Falkland Islands had 67 motor vehicles per 100 people, with 4x4 vehicles accounting for 66% of the total ...
Famous quotes containing the word islands:
“we are so many
and many within themselves
travel to far islands but no one
asks for their story....”
—Denise Levertov (b. 1923)