Prince Wil­liam fin­ishes de­ploy­ment in Falk­lands

The Washington Times Daily - - Life -

St. James’s Palace says Bri­tain’s Prince Wil­liam has re­turned to Bri­tain af­ter his de­ploy­ment to the Falk­land Is­lands.

Wil­liam has been sta­tioned on the Falk­lands since Fe­bru­ary. Flight Lt. Wales, as he’s known in the Royal Air Force, was one of sev­eral pi­lots on call for search-and-res­cue mis­sions in the sprawl­ing ar­chi­pel­ago of 704 is­lands.

Lo­cal is­lan­ders say Wil­liam briefly vis­ited the lo­cal hospi­tal and made a trip to re­mote Sea Lion­is­land, a par­adise for pen­guins, sea lions and elephant seals.

Wil­liam’s visit an­gered Ar­gentina, which claims the is­lands 290 miles off its coast and refers to them as Las Malv­inas. His de­ploy­ment added to grow­ing ten­sion in the run-up to the 30th an­niver­sary of Ar­gentina’s April 1982 in­va­sion.

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