Welcome to Mt Pleasant
After the Falklands War, British military personnel were housed in and around Stanley until RAF Mt Pleasant was completed in 1986. At its post-1982 peak, the base staff numbered more than 2000 and even today there are about 1200, making it the second-biggest population center in the islands. Some visitors arrive and depart via Mt Pleasant International Airport. The base includes the world’s longest hallway (800m Millennium Corridor) and a bar, a restaurant, a cinema and shops, which are open to visitors.