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Falkland Islands

Volume 78: debated on Friday 10 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the occasions on which military personnel from other countries have visited the Falklands since 1983, stating in each case their country of origin and the purpose of the visit.

[pursuant to his reply, 8 May 1985, c. 385]: There have been no official visits by foreign military personnel. However, such records as are readily available show that three Canadian officers have visited the Falklands as part of their duties with the British units to which they are attached. This is part of the normal and productive officer exchange programme between Canada and the United Kingdom. To provide details of all additional exchange personnel who may have visited the Falklands for the period in question would require a check of the records of all units posted to the Falklands during that time, which could not be undertaken except at disproportionate cost.