Falklands firefighter is overseas student of the year
FALKLAND Islander Ian France has been selected as the Overseas Student of the Year by the International Fire Training Centre (IFTC) at Durham Tees Valley Airport.
IFTC is considered a world-leader in aviation fire and rescue training, and has a long relationship with the Airport Fire and Rescue Service in the Falklands.
The Awards were first started when the school was owned by the Civil Aviation Authority back in the 1980’s, with Serco continuing the tradition when they bought IFTC in 1996. They are the only awards in the UK in aviation fire training.
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International Red Cross delegation in Falklands explain mission to identify Argentine unknown war dead
VISITING members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have stated they are quite clear on the wishes of the Argentine families, in relation to the potential future identification of remains of unknown Argentine soldiers in the Darwin Cemetery.
The group of four, who are here to look at practical steps involved in such a mission, and make recommendations to the UK, Argentine and Falklands governments told Penguin News on Tuesday that was one of the points they had insisted on.
Delegation member Laurent Corbaz said they had been involved in identifying, “all of the families concerned with Darwin,” and had been concerned with identifying all of those linked to the Islands, “and yes we have been cross checking this list with access to all individual cases.”
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