British Antarctic Territory


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British Antarctic Territory

A British territory of the extreme Southern Hemisphere, including the South Orkney Islands and South Shetland Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean and Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsula.
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British Antarctic Territory

n
(Placename) a UK Overseas Territory in the S Atlantic (claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty): created in 1962 and consisting of the South Shetland Islands, the South Orkney Islands, and Graham Land; formerly part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies
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Brit′ish Antarc′tic Ter′ritory


n.
a British colony in the S Atlantic, comprising the South Shetland Islands, the South Orkney Islands, and Graham Land: formerly dependencies of the Falkland Islands.
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Her marriage was the first since the British Antarctic Territory marriage law was reformed in 2016 to make it easier for marriages to be arranged there.
The YGOTY 2015 award ceremony also saw the re-launch of the Discovering Antarctica website, produced jointly by the Society, the British Antarctic Survey, the British Antarctic Territory and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Britain has 14 - including Anguilla; Bermuda; British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean Territory; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Montserrat; Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands; St Helena South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.
The HMS Protector, meanwhile, serves as the UK's sovereign presence in Antarctica and patrols the British Antarctic Territory. It will complete three further five-week patrols and then head north in April before the Austral Winter.
After attending cabinet, the queen headed across the road to the Foreign Office to receive her second jubilee present from the government: the renaming of an area of British Antarctic Territory in her honour.
Beryl Black, from Mossley Hill, will be travelling to St Paul's Cathedral where the service will take place for all those who lost their lives exploring the British Antarctic Territory.
The British claim would extend from the boundaries of the British Antarctic Territory, a land Britain first claimed in 1908, and would conflict with claims by both Argentina and Chile.
Overseas countries and territories of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena and Dependencies, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands.
It is an moment for contract magnitude, and Harry HMS Protector provides a UK presence in the British Antarctic Territory while HMS Echo and Enterprise deliver defence, global environmental data-gathering requirements and associated war roles.
In 2003, scientist 28-year-old scientist Kirsty Brown was drowned by a leopard seal after it dragged her underwater at Rothera research station, in the British Antarctic Territory.

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