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Corbeta Uruguay was the name of an Argentine military outpost established in November 1976 on the British island of Morrell, Southern Thule, in the South Sandwich Islands. The base was established at the order of the then-military junta governing Argentina as a way to back up its territorial claims on British territory in the South Atlantic. The president and a civilian minister of defense control Argentinas armed forces. ... November is the eleventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, also claimed by Argentina. ... There are a number of things that junta (hUn-tah) could refer to: It can be a military dictatorship. ... Argentina is a country in southern South America, situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east. ...


Corbeta Uruguay remained under Argentine administration until June 20, 1982, when British forces – fresh from their victory over Argentina in the Falkland Islands – sent a task force to Southern Thule to end the Argentine presence. After the Argentine garrison at Corbeta Uruguay surrendered, the base and island were emptied of all personnel and left unmanned until December 1982, when it was mostly demolished by the Royal Navy after a patrolling warship discovered that someone had taken down the Union Jack from the base flagpole and run up the Argentine Flag in its place. June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... The Falkland Islands are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the South Atlantic consisting of two main islands known as East Falkland and West Falkland and a number of smaller islands. ... Royal Navy Ensign The Royal Navy is the navy of the United Kingdom. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 The Union Flag or Union Jack is the flag most commonly associated with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and was also used throughout the former British Empire. ...


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Corbeta Uruguay was the name of an Argentine military outpost established in November 1976 on the British island of Morrell, Southern Thule, in the South Sandwich Islands.
The base was established at the order of the then-military junta governing Argentina as a way to back up its territorial claims on British territory in the South Atlantic.
Corbeta Uruguay remained under Argentine administration until June 20, 1982, when British forces – fresh from their victory over Argentina in the Falkland Islands – sent a task force to Southern Thule to end the Argentine presence.
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