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    PORT STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS

    Phantom warplanes are now being used by British forces to defend the Falkland Islands against any possible future invader.

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    GV phantom jet flies past, flanked by Sea Harriers 0.12
    GVs phantom jet landing at Port Stanley (2 shots) 0.44
    SVs troops applaud as aircraft taxies to standstill and pilot is greeted by army officer (3 shots) 1.10
    SVs arms being loaded onto aircraft (5 shots) 1.32
    GVs Phantom aircraft takes off for reconnaissance mission as Hercules transport plane taxies onto runway (4 shots) 2.20
    BBC's reporter Christopher Wain speaking 2.39
    Initials


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    Background: PORT STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS

    Phantom warplanes are now being used by British forces to defend the Falkland Islands against any possible future invader. The aircraft are operating from newly extended runway at Port Stanley airport. Until now the Island's defence was the responsibility of the Fleet Air Arm, but with the aid of special arrester wires that role has been taken over by the Phantoms which are capable of operating 24 hours a day. British military experts say the planes should be able to deal with any Argentine aircraft, including supersonic warplanes. The special arrester equipment which allows the planes to land at Stanley are similar to the stop wires used on aircraft carriers.

    Source: B.B.C. 1" VIDEO TAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFQ53A9VONRMSZFPK1FZREWHP
    Media URN:
    VLVAFQ53A9VONRMSZFPK1FZREWHP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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