The Falkland Islands Defence Force Role
The primary role of the FIDF is to support British Forces South Atlantic Islands in their role of deterrence and defence.
The FIDF provide a highly mobile Light Infantry unit, well equiped to operate across the Islands.
Secondary roles include:
- Armed fisheries protection (in partnership with the Falkland Island Government Fisheries Department)
- Mountain Rescue (including support to the RAF Search and Rescue teams)
- Rugged terrain search and rescue (in partnership with the Royal Falkland Islands Police)
- Administration of the maintenance of minefield fences throughout the Falkland Islands Support to other agencies in times of emergency or disaster