Two Royal Air Force police raising the ensign


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Station Name: RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands

Location: Falkland Islands South Atlantic

Postcode: BFPO 655

Station overview

The most recent purpose-built airfield in the RAF, Mount Pleasant was opened in 1984 to establish a fighter and transport presence in the Islands following the Falklands War. Currently based at Mount Pleasant are No 1435 Flight with 4 Typhoon FGR4, No 1312 Flight, with a single VC10 tanker and 1 Hercules C1, as well as No 78 Squadron with Chinook and Sea King helicopters. Ground units include No 7, 303 and 751 Signals Units and a Rapier detachment from the RAF Regiment.

RAF Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands Station Crest

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