UK Armed Forces Overseas Units/Commands

Introduction The UK Armed Forces maintains a number of units/commands around the globe, including: British Forces Gibraltar The four (4) principle Units and Commands operating out of British Forces Gibraltar are: RAF Gibraltar: HM Naval Base (including the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron): and Gibraltar Defence Police (akin to the Ministry of Defence… Read More


The Falklands is Mine … Free

Generations of British soldiers involved in clearing landmines from the far-flung South Atlantic territory have finally seen their work come to fruition. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace confirmed that the ordnance removal job was now finished – nearly four decades after the explosives were planted during the 1982 conflict. The work means that 20 million square… Read More

What is F.I.R.I.C?

F.I.R.I.C. stands for Falkland Islands Roulement Infantry Company. Infantry battalions take turns providing a company for an approximately four month tour of the Falkland Islands. The military defence of the Falkland Islands is provided by the United Kingdom. A British military garrison is stationed on the islands, and the Falkland Islands government funds an additional… Read More