Task Force South was the name given to the naval armada that sailed south from Britain at the start of the effort to reclaim the Falkland Islands. The task force was a mixture of naval ships (aircraft carriers, destroyers and support ships) and requisitioned merchant ships including ferries and two luxury liners - the 'Canberra' and the 'QE2'.
The European Union was expanded in 2007 to now include 27 members. Three other states have applied to be members of the European Union. These are Turkey, Croatia and FYR Macedonia. The current members of the EU with their total number of MEP's are: Belgium; 24 MEP's France; 78 MEP's Germany; 99 MEP's Italy; 78 MEP's Luxembourg; 6 MEP's Netherlands; 27 MEP's Denmark; 14 MEP's Ireland; 13 MEP's United Kingdom; 78 MEP's Greece; 24 MEP's Portugal; 24 MEP's Spain; 54 MEP's Austria; 18 MEP's Finland; 14 MEP's Sweden; 19 MEP's Cyprus; 6 MEP's Czech Republic; 24 MEP's Estonia; 6 MEP's Hungary; 24 MEP's Latvia; 9 MEP's Lithuania; 13 MEP's Malta; 5 MEP's Poland; 54 MEP's Slovak Republic; 14 MEP's Slovenia; 7 MEP's Bulgaria; 18 MEP's Romania; 35 MEP's Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Luxembourg joined in 1957 Denmark, Ireland and United Kingdom joined in 1973 Greece joined in 1981 Portugal and Spain joined in 1986 Austria, Sweden and Finland joined in 1995 Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia joined in 2004 Bulgaria and Romania joined in 2007 Related Posts Members of the European Parliament Members of the European Parliament (MEP's) have the power to approve, amend or reject nearly all European Union legislation.
The Junkers Ju 88 was a highly versatile plane that saw service throughout World War Two. The Junkers 88 remained in production right through to 1945. The first specifications came in 1935 for a high-speed bomber. The planned bomber had to be able to have a top speed of 298 mph (480 km/h). The prototype Junkers 88 first flew in December 1936.
The Duplex Drive (DD) tank was designed to be used at the D-Day landings. The Duplex Drive tank was meant to give the Allies mechanised armour on the beaches of Normandy - a weapon that would surprise the Germans defending the beaches there, who would have expected only troops in a beach landing as opposed to tanks.
John Redmond played a pivotal part in Ireland's recent history. John Redmond led the Home Rule Party that wanted to end Westminster's dominance in Ireland. John Redmond was born in 1856. He had a Jesuit-based education and became a barrister after studying law at Trinity College, Dublin. He became MP for New Ross in 1880, aged 24.