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Old 29 September 2003, 18:11   #1
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Does anyone have any knowledge / advice about the Falklands and Port Stanley area. It seems I'm going ribbing out there in February. When I asked whilst out on a C/G job the other night, my fellow team members advice, having spent some time out there wth the RAF, was don't go - its a long way from anywhere and the beers awful!
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Old 30 September 2003, 03:51   #2
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An engineer I used to work for said it was windy, darn windy and not to let instrument cabinet door blow into you.
Well he was working on radar & other aviation kit on mountain tops.
There was also a pilotage guide written by Euwen Southerby Taylor ( the marines officer ) prior to the war, charted every inlet, beach and landing point. Thats a small project for a years posting!
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Lucky thing you are going at the height of their summer then. Although the FI are on the same lattitude as Stonehenge expect it to be windy and cold. A service diving trip to the FI 10 years ago had snow every day even though it was summer time.

What on earth are you doing there ? the flight is about 23 hours.

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spendt 6 months in Port Stanley, its a nice place! my advice, pick some place else to go ribbing.......quick, before its to late.
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Hi Wavelength,

The last time I was there we left behind a lot rubbish hidden in the ground be careful were you walk


IMHO it is very cold wet & miserable piece of island that is only good for sheep & penguins & were I would send all politicians.


Mind you if you do get the weather right you will enjoy it I'm sure.
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Looks like there's Falk all to do there!
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Looks like there's Falk all to do there!
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Old 01 October 2003, 17:41   #8
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What on earth are you doing there ? the flight is about 23 hours.

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Teaching some courses. Good job its a long flight - seems to be the only enjoyable bit!
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I hope the RAF are now running passenger jets on that trip, would hate to do it in the back of a hurc!!
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I just hope the thing lands instead of just chucking us out of the back with a parachute (or without if we're travelling economy!) when it gets there.Whats all this stuff you left behind Ageing Youth-I thought it was only the baddies that did that - thats how it looks on the films anyway If I take the current Mrs Wavelength with me to act as mine detector how many steps behind her do I have to walk to be safe from any stray shrapnel?
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