Royal Falkland Islands Police
Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:51 PM
Looks like such a great place to police!!!!
Posted 02 August 2009 - 03:43 PM
Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:07 PM
Someone on that flickr responded to a picture saying they were on the JSPU in 1990
Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:03 PM
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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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
Nice pics though mate, Its one place I would really love to visit
Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:58 PM
They do look it
What a nice bunch!
Edited by Steven2009, 03 August 2009 - 12:02 PM.
Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:32 PM
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!!!!
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
Shall I email them? asking them to come on here and post a little snippet about what they get up to
Their offical site
Posted 03 August 2009 - 12:08 PM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 12:43 PM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:30 PM
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.
Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:44 PM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 01:58 PM
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!!
Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:03 PM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:17 PM
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!
Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:18 PM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:23 PM
I digress............back to the subject, would be interesting to hear an account from these guys.
Edited by BSAShaun, 03 August 2009 - 02:25 PM.
Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:25 PM
Its cool matey to bring it back on topic did you have much dealings with the RFIP?
Sorry bud! Wasn't in the forces tho
Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:29 PM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:50 PM
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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