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Discover the Falkland Islands


Falkland Islands: they're like rural England (accents, fog, cold and all) but with penguins! Right off the coast of Argentina. If Argentina ever stops threatening to invade I'd love to go there.


Black Buck Buddies by Ivan Berryman - It is ironic that, just as the RAF were beginning to retire or re-assign their ageing force of V-bombers, the situation in the Falkland Islands called for a long-distance bombing mission to disable the runway at Port Stanley which now threatened to become an operational fighter base for the Argentine Air Force. Flying a round trip of some 8,000 miles, it was necessary for Avro Vulcan XM607 to refuel several times from a fleet of Victor tankers who…