Published book on the Falklands.

Uniquely Falklands Andy Jackman, Dan Bernard, Gail Baird. 297mm x 240mm; 160 full colour pages.

 Published September 2015. £25 (sold out)

The English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin visited the Falkland Islands in the 1830s to collect information on geology, flora and fauna: his research would later influence and inform his work on evolutionary theory. Sealers and whalers established successful industries there in the late eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, but few people back in the UK had heard of this British Overseas Territory, made up of over 750 tiny islands far away in the South Atlantic Ocean, before April 2, 1982, when Argentina claimed sovereignty and invaded . . . the rest of that story, they say, is history.

Uniquely Falklands celebrates the landscape, wildlife and people of the Islands through a visual narrative and allows us a glimpse into this beautiful and unique archipelago, over 8,000 miles away. Unmissable.

"Captured by a talented team of photographers, Uniquely Falklands is an affectionate snapshot of the inimitable Falkland Islands, featuring both Islanders and members of the military community. It is fitting that profits from the sale of this book will support an important armed forces charity, the Royal British Legion."  Colin Roberts CVO, Governor

Sniper, from the Welsh Guards, on live fire training in the Falkland Islands
Sniper Welsh Guards, The Falklands

The Falkland Islands Roulement Infantry Company (RIC) is a deployed infantry company based at the Mount Pleasant Complex.The RIC is based around an infantry company, usually augmented by members of the regiment's mortar, sniper and anti tank platoons, as well as their drivers, mechanics, chefs and signalers. During a RIC deployment cycle, the company will undertake a rotation of patrolling, quick reaction force, in-camp training and live-fire tactical training.

Welsh Guards on Onion Range, East Falkland
Uniquely Falklands, published 2014

Live Fire Tactical Training is generally carried out on Onion Range, a 250 sq km area of rolling hills, peat bogs and rocky mountain outcrops. This vast area provides excellent integration training between rifle sections and platoons, with assistance from mortars and heavy machine guns, something that is difficult to do back home in Britain.

Photographers Dan Bernard, Gail Baird & Andy Jackman had unique access to the men of the Welsh Guards during this exercise.

"Captured by a talented team of photographers, Uniquely Falklands is an affectionate snapshot of the inimitable Falkland Islands, featuring both Islanders and members of the military community. It is fitting that profits from the sale of this book will support an important armed forces charity, the Royal British Legion."  Colin Roberts CVO, Governor.