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J. Vitor Tossini
Ascension has a long military history under the Union Flag, being crucial for many military operations since the nineteenth century, including the Royal Navy’s campaign against the slave trade and in the Falklands War.
While there are new talks concerning the future of the British military personnel in Germany, the permanent contingent is due to have left the country by 2020 after decades of continued presence.
Covering not even 100 square miles, the two bases on Cyprus are vital to British military capabilities in the Mediterranean, Middle East and beyond.
The unfortunate disappearance of the Argentine submarine displayed a rare co-operation between Britain and Argentina. The episode witnessed the two countries overcoming their differences and working together for the first time in years.
After the closure of the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize, the UK reopened its installations in Belize and is increasing its training exercises in the Central American country.
Britain is consolidating a new support facility in the Sultanate of Oman, a historic British ally and partner. Alongside HMS Juffair, the Duqm Port facility is set to enhance Britain’s military capabilities in the Middle East and wider Indian Ocean.
Britain is responsible for the defence, security and diplomatic relations of five territories in the Caribbean. These territories are the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Montserrat and Turks and Caicos Islands.
Britain's partnership with Nigeria provides the Nigerian Armed Forces with the necessary skills to tackle and defeat terrorist organisations and also aid to thousands of displaced civilians.
HMS Juffair, Britain's first permanent naval base in the Gulf since 1971, will soon enhance the capabilities of the British forces in the region and receive the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.
One of Britain's closest partners in Africa, Sierra Leone saw the arrival of British troops to help end a civil war and recently to tackle the Ebola outbreak.