Prince William of Wales Is Headed To Falkland Islands
Prince William of Wales, also a search and rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force, will be deployed next year to the Falkland Islands.
Currently based at an RAF base in Wales, he will take on a routine six-week deployment in the South Atlantic islands from February until March.
Since his marriage to Kate Middleton in April, Williams has rarely been in the limelight, Yahoo News reported.
His wife, recently named the Duchess of Cambridge, is not expected to accompany him to the Falklands.
Yahoo News quoted the Ministry of Defense [MoD] saying in a statement, "This deployment forms part of a normal squadron crew rotation and will form part of Flt Lt (Flight Lieutenant) Wales' training and career progression as a Search and Rescue pilot within the RAF."
The sovereignty of the Falklands, which are known as Las Malvinas to Argentines, remains a controversial issue.
In recent years, diplomatic tensions between Britain and Argentina have increased over offshore oil exploration.
A former UK defense secretary said last month London would protect the disputed islands for as long as they wanted to remain British.
Next year, the conflict for control of the islands in which about 650 Argentine and 255 British troops were killed will have gone on for 30 years.