ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

Ministry of Defence

Britain promises to clear oil from torpedoed Darkdale

A “catastrophic” oil leak from the wreck of the torpedoed RFA Darkdale has been declared inevitable within 25 years if no action is taken. Britain’s Ministry of Defence has now promised urgent steps to remove  the oil, to protect human health and St Helena’s precious environment. In the meantime, its investigation team says an exclusion …

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RFA Darkdale: wreck imposes ‘intolerable’ threat to island

A long list of risks posed by the wreck of the torpedoed RFA Darkdale sets out grim prospects for St Helena if action is not taken. Two are rated “intolerable” and highly likely to arise. They are: “Catastrophic structural failure of the wreck leading to complete discharge of oil to the environment.” This is rated as …

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Family sues over soldier injured in Ascension cycle crash

A soldier who fell off a bicycle during a training exercise on Ascension has been paid an undisclosed sum to fund her daily care, reports the UK-based Chronicle Live website. Joanne Lilley, 41, was on the island preparing for deployment to Afghanistan when she lost control on a bend and hit her head, suffering life-changing damage. Chronicle …

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Military defending ‘all South Atlantic territories’

It’s not only the Falkland Islands that are being protected by the military presence in the South Atlantic, according to the man in charge at Mount Pleasant base. ‘My mission is to deter any military aggression to these islands or the other South Atlantic overseas territories,’ said Brigadier Bill Aldridge, Commander of British Forces in …

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