Prince William deployed
Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 8:32 pm
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 02.03.12
LONDON (AP) — Prince William arrived in the Falkland Islands Thursday for a six-week deployment as a search and rescue helicopter pilot, officials said.
The Ministry of Defense confirmed William, known in the service as Flight Lt. Wales, landed on the British outpost as part of a Royal Air Force crew.
It said William would assume his duties “shortly” after a period of briefings and a familiarization flight.
The prince’s visit has riled Argentina, which claims the islands 290 miles off its coast and refers to them as Las Malvinas.
The two countries have been trading barbs in the run-up to the 30th anniversary of Argentina’s April 1982 invasion.