Welcome to TFB’s own Photo Of The Day. As the name indicates, we dedicate this series to interesting and unique pictures on a daily basis.
Today’s pictures are from the Falkland Islands Defence Force, and we’re looking at a soldier with a .50 Browning Machine Gun. The vehicle, which I presume is a Land Rover, reminds me of the old British SAS Jeeps.
Caption from the Falkland Islands Defence Force:
The Defence Force recently took part of the joint capability exercise with British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI), the Roulement Infantry Company Patrol was rapidly deployed to a location by helicopter. The FIDF provided essential Force Protection for the patrol and the helicopter landing site before traveling cross country to deliver the patrol to a maritime extraction point.
HMS FORTH then used their maritime assets to extract the patrol from the remote shore and acted as a forward operating base, maintaining a vital communication link back to MPC. This successful exercise was a great opportunity for the FIDF to work closely with our colleagues from BFSAI and exercise joint capabilities within the Falklands.
I couldn’t spot a single SA-80s in these pictures, but if you’re missing them check out below.
We’ve visited that subject before, in SA-80 in the Falklands Onion Ranges.
For more information about The Falklands War in 1982, check out or visit the Imperial War Museum London.