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Ascension gets busy as President Obama tours Africa

It was as if Wideawake Airfield had suddenly decided to live up to its name. In a normal week, Ascension Island sees just three flights touch down; but in June and July 2013, no fewer than 103 aircraft passed through … Continue reading

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War papers reveal Thatcher’s fighting talk over Ascension

Newly-released secret papers have revealed how Margaret Thatcher had to stand her ground over Britain’s right to use Ascension Island as an air base during the Falklands War. America’s senior diplomat planned to tell Argentina that UK use of the … Continue reading

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