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Old 21-03-2015, 09:00 PM   #171
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Alan Addis (born 14 July 1961) was a British serviceman who disappeared in mysterious circumstances August 1980 while serving with the Royal Marines in the Falkland Islands.. It was initially suggested that Marine Addis had drowned in an accident, but it is now widely believed that he was unlawfully killed.. Police investigations have resulted in arrests, but no one has ever been charged in connection with his disappearance and his body has never been found..Addis was a member of Naval Party 8901, a small Royal Marines unit which in 1980 was assigned to the Falklands. The unit's role was to maintain a visible British military presence on the islands and to provide military and civil defence training for the local population...

At the time of his disappearance, Addis was part of a 5 man team that had journeyed to the remote settlement of North Arm in Lafonia on East Falkland, approximately 90 miles (140 km) from the Falklands capital Stanley.. On the evening of 8 August, Addis and the other marines attended a function in the village hall that doubled as a social club. The marines left the event at different times and Addis's colleagues reported last seeing him at around 1.30 am.. The following morning the rest of the team began the journey back to Stanley on the steamer the MV Forrest. It was not until sometime after they had set sail that it was discovered that Addis was missing..There remains a degree of confusion over the precise sequence of events and uncertainty over when and how word of the disappearance reached the North Arm community (some of whom appeared to be aware of it in advance of the official announcement) has served to compound the mystery...

In November 1981 Anne Addis travelled to the Falklands by military transport to make enquiries of her own. She became convinced that foul play was involved and asked the UK Ministry of Defence to initiate a new investigation led by the Special Investigations Branch (SIB) of the Royal Military Police.. She argued that the SIB were better equipped – in terms of personnel, training and experience – to undertake such an enquiry, than the islands' own police force which was then tiny and consisted of one full-time and a handful of part-time constables.. In response, an SIB officer was dispatched to the Falklands, though his eventual report was confidential and Mrs. Addis was not given sight of it.. The situation was further complicated in April the following year when Argentine forces invaded and occupied the islands..

In the years following the war, Mrs Addis continued to pressure the British and the Falkland Islands authorities for a new enquiry and she remained in contact with a number of Falklanders.. In 1993 rumours reached her of an overheard conversation in a Falklands pub where an islander allegedly boasted of their involvement in the murder.. In September of that year, in an operation involving Chinook helicopters from the newly established Royal Air Force base at RAF Mount Pleasant, officers from Devon and Cornwall Police and the Royal Falkland Islands Police arrested four Falklands men..The men were later released without charge..In 1997, an attempt was made to locate Marine Addis's body by a specialist UK team.. The group included Professor John Hunter a forensic archaeologist at the University of Birmingham and head of the highly regarded Forensic Search and Advisory group (set up to advise and assist police in locating human remains). The team also included experts with ground penetrating radar and a specially trained sniffer dog from Lancashire Police led by Sergeant Mick Swindells..Despite searching over 54 locations the team found no trace of Marine Addis..In December 2010, a Metropolitan Police team visited the Falklands to conduct a further search.. This followed a tip off from a former Falklands resident who had contacted Anne Addis with information on where Alan's body was buried. Though no body was found, it was reported that the search had turned up new clues and that a follow-up visit to the islands was planned.. It was further reported that the head of the Royal Falkland Islands Police had taken the unusual step of offering police protection to anyone prepared to come forward with information...

The site of Addis Ababa was the chosen by Empress Taytu Betul and the city was founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II.. Menelik, as initially a King of the Shewa province, had found Mount Entoto a useful base for military operations in the south of his realm..Ethiopia has often been called the original home of mankind due to various humanoid fossil discoveries like the Australopithecine Lucy..The highest record temperature was 32 °C (90 °F) August 27, 1996, while the lowest record temperature was 0 °C (32 °F) on November 23, 1999..Addis Housewares is a British company manufacturing household products..The symptoms of Addison's disease develop gradually and may become established before they are recognized..The frequency rate of Addison's disease in the human population is sometimes estimated at roughly one in 100,000..United States president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), probably the single most famous case of Addison's disease..Osama bin Laden may have had Addison's..The condition has been diagnosed in all breeds of dogs... stream flows, the wind blows, the cloud fleets, the heart beats.. Nothing will die..Would you care to see my mother?.Your mother?. Yes please..Oh, she had the face of an angel!..

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