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Matthews Interview: Air Commodore Brian Frow, from the Falklands Office

Matthews Interview: Air Commodore Brian Frow, from the Falklands Office
Transmission details
2 May 1982
Mike Matthews talks to Air Commodore Brian Frow, director general of the Falklands Office in London, who has a great connection with the Islands. He is the mouth piece of Falklands Islands in London, a political lobby, to be sure the Falklands Islands views are known to the media and to the parliament. He has also a commercial role which is to encourage the economic development of the islands. He describes the physical geography of the area, making comparison with the North of Scotland. The Falklands Islands are very beautiful, very green with mountains, a marvelous wild life, completely unspoiled, but no trees, because the strong winds, it doesn’t allow trees to grow. The British occupation now is there for about 150 years already. He is not allowed to talk about any possible military operations on the Falklands [like where are the best landing sites for British commandos]. Supposing Britain does invade, it seems increasingly likely that the future sovereignty of the islands will have to be negotiated with the Argentines in the future. [Box 4]
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Speed:- 7.5ips
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Radio 210
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Mike Matthews
Mike Matthews
Brian Frow

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