British Solomon Islands
geographical name former British protectorate comprising the Solomons (except Bougainville, Buka, & adjacent small islands) & the Santa Cruz Islands capital Honiara (on Guadalcanal)

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  • British Solomon Islands Protectorate Defence Force — The British Solomon Islands Protectorate Defence Force (BSIPDF) was the British colonial military force of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (1889 1978). The Solomon Islands has not had military forces since it achieved independence from… …   Wikipedia

  • Banknotes of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate — Banknotes were issued by the Government of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate between 1916 and 1932. The banknotes are extremely rare.The currency that is expressed is the Solomon Islands pound.Catalogue*P1. 5 shillings. 18 December 1916;… …   Wikipedia

  • Solomon Islands — Solomon Islander. 1. an archipelago in the W Pacific Ocean, E of New Guinea; important World War II battles; politically divided between Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. 2. an independent country comprising the larger, SE part of this… …   Universalium

  • Solomon Islands — For the group of islands rather than the state, see Solomon Islands (archipelago). Solomons redirects here. For the town in the eastern United States, see Solomons, Maryland. Solomon Islands …   Wikipedia

  • Solomon Islands campaign — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Solomon Islands campaign partof=the Pacific Theater of World War II caption=Map of the Solomon Islands showing the Allied advance during 1943 and key air and naval bases. date=January 1942 – August 21, 1945… …   Wikipedia

  • Solomon Islands pound — The pound was the currency of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate between 1899 and 1966. It was divided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence. Initially, the British pound circulated, supplemented by local banknotes from 1916. In 1920, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Solomon Islands — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Solomon Islands <p></p> Background: <p></p> The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the most bitter fighting of World War II… …   The World Factbook

  • Solomon Islands Labour Corps — The Solomon Islands Labour Corps (SILC) was an World War II organization of about 3,200 [cite web|url=|title=Pacific Memories: Island Encounters of World War… …   Wikipedia

  • Solomon Islands — 1. country on a group of islands in the SW Pacific, east of New Guinea: formerly a British protectorate, it became independent & a member of the Commonwealth in 1978: 10,954 sq mi (28,371 sq km); pop. 286,000; cap. Honiara 2. group of islands… …   English World dictionary

  • Solomon Islands branch of The Scout Association — Infobox WorldScouting name =Solomon Islands branch of The Scout Association image size = caption = type = owner = age = headquarters = location = country =Solomon Islands coords = f date = defunct = founders = founder = award for = members =… …   Wikipedia

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