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#1 Police Constable 1

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:51 PM

http://www.flickr.co...ith/1508058287/

Looks like such a great place to police!!!!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 03:43 PM

I spent 4 months in the Falkland Islands in 1991 with the Joint Service Police Unit when I was with the Royal Military Police. I've got a few photos, I'll post them later.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:07 PM

Please do matey

Someone on that flickr responded to a picture saying they were on the JSPU in 1990

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:03 PM

As promised, they may appear grainy, this is because they've been scanned from real photos taken 18 years ago, no digital cameras in them days!! :unsure:

Mount Pleasant to Port Stanley road circa 1991
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Mount Pleasant From the air
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Port Stanley beach (full of Argentinian anti-personnel mines!!)
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Me and 2 RAFP colleagues on the road to Port Stanley
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Me with a captured Argentinian Pukara
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War monument
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Looking down over Port Stanley
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A RAFP colleague with the Liberation monument
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Island hopping transport.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:06 PM

Aye lad I remember the days pre digital, fiddling about with the film trying to feed it into the camera

Nice pics though mate, Its one place I would really love to visit

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:33 PM

What a nice bunch!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:58 PM

What a nice bunch!

They do look it

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:18 PM

Ah,memories from'89 rekindled,that and sat at Wideawake for 16 days waiting for another Star to take us North.

http://www.falklands....fk/Police.html

http://www.ascension...land-police.htm

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:32 PM

There was an interview with the "head copper" of the islands in a job type magazine a few months ago. apparently he's not only the chief officer, but the govenor of the prison, head driving examiner and head of the customs on the island. mental. it was a great article though if anyone wants to dig it out.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:34 PM

http://www.falklands....fk/Police.html

Their offical site

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:02 PM

Ah,memoriesfrom'89 rekindled,that and sat at Wideawake for 16 days waiting for another Star to take us North.


My memories from 91 was when we had scorching sunshine, torrential rain, howling winds and blizzards.....all in the same day!!!! :unsure: :p :p

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:10 PM

There was an interview with the "head copper" of the islands in a job type magazine a few months ago. apparently he's not only the chief officer, but the govenor of the prison, head driving examiner and head of the customs on the island. mental. it was a great article though if anyone wants to dig it out.


Think it was in "Constabulary", I read it as well and I thought it was an interesting article

http://www.falklands....fk/Police.html

Their offical site

Shall I email them? asking them to come on here and post a little snippet about what they get up to

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 10:37 PM

I found another photo, it should raise a chuckle, it's taken in front of the road sign where the Joint Service Police Headquarters is.

Hello, Hello, Hello!!!
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Posted 03 August 2009 - 12:08 PM

Just emailed them asking if they would be interested in posting an article on policing on the Islands, I think it could be interesting

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 12:43 PM

The Chief of Police was a retired RMP officer when I was down there, the police station was called a "Duty Room" which is what Military Police stations were called before they changed their names in the late 80's early 90's. I don't think the senior staff serving at the time will still be there, the inspector was a scouser and his wife ran the hairdressers in Port Stanley. When the first gulf war kicked off in 1991, I was sat in the Upland Goose pub in Stanley getting, as officers would put it, "rather squiffy!!" :unsure:

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:30 PM

Been there myself, musing with the locals (bennies) in the globe tavern and the great steaks at the Braserie.

Those roads are shocking, apparently they never completed surfacing them properly so that they don't have to pay road tax!! They certainly drill it into you when you apply for the SIF wagon.

Went in my first chinook down there, while visiting the mountain sites, which was interesting!

Seeing the penguins at gypsy cove was a highlight too.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:44 PM

I was down at Mare Harbour where I'd made good friends with a civilian tug boat crew from Liverpool, (me being a good scouser myself :unsure: ) I saw something in the shadows at night, turned the full beam on in the patrol car and there was a King penguin on its own bimbling down the road, 6 miles from the nearest colony. (You can't beat a good bimble!!) We scooped it and returned it to the nearest colony, it bloody stunk!!!

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:58 PM

Sea Lion Island - Now that HUMMS!!!

Great Place to be the Falklands, but after seeing all the memorials and wildlife there wasn't much to do of a night apart from drink or go to the gym. There used to be two schools of people down there, those who drunk and those who got fit!

Experience of a life time though, last time I was there was Dec 04. Since then they have apparently stopped the mid way drinking at Ascension? That was what made the rest of the flight bearable!! :unsure:

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:03 PM

It was too hot to drink alcohol at Ascension, 3 am and it was 35 to 40 degrees c. We'd come from Arctic England basking in minus 5 temperatures covered in snow in January to being hit by that tropical heat, I nearly fainted when I got off the plane!! I do remember the cheap drinks in the police club. 20p for a triple vodka and coke!! :unsure:

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:17 PM

Have to get my photos sorted, got a piccie of Ascension sinking a tinnie at 0700!!

We were in MPA and the prices were very similar, 29p or so for a shot and mixer, I seem to remember Spicy being pretty popular and cans of Grolsch!

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:18 PM

Guys I know your all reliving your forces days..............................but..................this was about the RFIP

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:23 PM

Sorry bud! Wasn't in the forces tho :unsure:

Civvy MOD.

I digress............back to the subject, would be interesting to hear an account from these guys.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:25 PM

Sorry bud! Wasn't in the forces tho :unsure:

Civvy MOD.

Its cool matey to bring it back on topic did you have much dealings with the RFIP?

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:29 PM

Not really, but think it would be a pretty quiet place to Police. I wonder if it would be really as quiet as I would expect?

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:50 PM

I think I can safely say that the service police had more work dealing with military personnel than RFIP did with the civilians!

I forgot to add, all service police officers were swore in by the magistrate as reserve civilian police officers so we could deal with civilians. That is why our police cars just read "Police" instead of Military Police so we could stop civilians. Which we regulary did for speeding using radar guns. We could also breathalize civilians as well. There were approx 20 civi police, all ranks and about 50 service police, all ranks.




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