Ascension Island


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Ascension Island

An island in the southern Atlantic Ocean northwest of St. Helena. Discovered by the Portuguese on Ascension Day in 1501, it was taken by the British in 1815 and has been administered by St. Helena since 1922.
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Ascension

Ascension Island

nîle f de l'Ascension
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Ascension Island

nisola dell'Ascensione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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WORK BASE: Ascension Auxiliary Air Field Ascension Island April 2005--present
Both a working cargo vessel and passenger ship, she sails from either the UK or South Africa, and hugging the South West African coastline en route, and calling on at St Helena's closest neighbour, Ascension Island.
Based on the Argentine claim, Brazil and Angola would have an equal claim to Ascension Island, and the French would have an overwhelming demand for the Channel Islands, which are south of the Normandy peninsula, but of course they do not do so.
The 16-hour flight from Ascension Island to Port Stanley and back on April 30 and May 1, 1982 was also the longest non-stop bombing mission in history.
The Curragh: 2.45 Ascension Island 1pt win; 3.55 Dubawi 1pt win; Albert Hall 0.5pt each-way.
Browsers will find this a thorough source of information, from traffic deaths by selected nations to the population of Ascension Island. This almanac is a worthy addition to any library's collection.
With the British government limiting access to Ascension Island, the site of the 1877 Mars-opposition expedition is likely to remain pristine.
And because turtles from the fourth breeding site, the remote Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, are not known to share feeding grounds with other animals, their distinct DNA pattern may reflect habitat isolation rather than an inherent avoidance of social mixing.
As well as working across the UK, Caulmert's expertise is sought internationally, and the company has been appointed on projects in Sweden, Indonesia, and the Ascension Island. The consultancy has increased staff numbers by 20 per cent in the last 12 months, recruiting in all disciplines in response to client requirements and increased development opportunities.
They had been snorkelling at the picturesque English Bay after their cruise ship docked for a one-night stopover on Ascension Island last month.