11/30/2020

Jonathan Lett, took over as the new Commander of the British Forces for the South Atlantic Islands

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The British appointed a new commander for the forces deployed in the South Atlantic

After several years of command of a member of the British Army, the United Kingdom sent a Commodore of the Royal Navy to take charge of the military deployed in the Malvinas and islands of the South Atlantic.

Commodore Jonathan Lett, took over as the new Commander of the British Forces for the South Atlantic Islands. This act was made official last Friday, November 20. Lett will replace Brigadier Nick Sawyer, who served in the position, in command of the forces of the Monte Agradable Military Complex, Falkland Islands, for five years.

This is the fifth time Commodore Lett has gone those latitudes. On other occasions, he visited the islands on board ships of the Royal Navy. He has extensive experience in combat and patrol units, as he was the commander of HMS “Clyde”, a former Royal Navy ship, deployed to the Malvinas, before HMS “Forth”.

Notably, in the last three years he was the United Kingdom Liaison Officer with the United States Southern Command in Miami, closely monitoring events in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is also an expert in submarine warfare.

Lett married Fiona Percival, who also serves in the Royal Navy, with the rank of Captain and although, at this stage, he will not accompany him during his stay, he expressed his agreement to have been appointed to this position and said “I have seen the islands from the sea. I really want to spend longer periods on land to see the islands up close. ”

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For his part, Brigadier Nick Sawyer said goodbye to the students of the community school of the islands and the staff of Monte Agradable. Weeks ago, the British governor in the Malvinas Islands, organized a farewell event where Sawyer was the protagonist.