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2.RAF Overseas-Mount Pleasant

Last modified: 20 Jun 2020

Country: United Kingdom    Region: Falkland Islands

Locale: .

Latitude: 51° 49' 0" S     Longitude: -59° 34' 0" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


RAF Mount Pleasant a.k.a Mount Pleasant Airport (MPA)
Mount Pleasant Complex a RAF base in the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands which is part of the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) and is manned with joint British military personnel.The base is located about 30 miles SW of Port Stanley, the capital of the Falklands.

Based is a local composite expeditionary force consisting of:
- Air Task Force consisting of a fighter capacity (Typhoon) in air superiority and ground attack role; aerial refuliing capacity (VC-10); airlift capacity (C-130H) and SAR capacity (Seaking),
- Rapier AD missile detachment,
- Marines and Army detachments.
The force levels are kept under constant review and are not available for publication
Mount Pleasant (MPA); DHFCS tacticall: VIPER. Frequencies: HF 4742.0 - 11247.0

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