Kingdom of Grant Island
|MOTTO: CONSTANTIA ET LABORE|
|Form of Government||Unitary parliamentary absolute monarchy|
|Head of Government||King Terrance|
|Prime Minister||Baron Thom of Oakley|
|Date of foundation:||15 February 2004|
|Official Currency||The Grant Island Pound|
|Member of:||This nation is a member of the Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land.|
The Kingdom of Grant Island was founded on 15 February 2004 as a new country project by Terrence Davies, the first King of Grant Island and then in 2005, the Kingdom of Grant Island formed the Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land.
Government and politics
The Kingdom of Grant Island is an absolute monarchy with King Terrance as the head of state and head of government The Royal Government The Kingdom of Grant Island has One house of Lords and Members are appointed House by the Monarch to give advise to the Monarch. The Prime Minister of The Kingdom of Grant Island is a member of The Grand Cabinet of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land Member of the Council for The Kingdom Of Grant Island.
The Cabinet of The Kingdom Of Grant Island
|Name||Term start||Term end||Cabinet role|
|Thom Baron Oakley||16 February 2010||Present||Prime Minister of The Kingdom Of Grant Island|
|Chris Baron Mount Davies||16 May 2016||Present||Lord Chancellor of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land|
|To Be appointed||31 May 2018||Present||Minister of The Crown of the Kingdom of Grant Island|
The Great Council of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land
All Nobility are members of the The Great Council of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land usually known simply as The Great Council, is a formal body of advisers to the Sovereign of the Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land, Its membership mainly comprises Members of the House of Lords. The Great Council formally advises to regulate certain public institutions. The Great Council advises the sovereign on the issuing of Royal Charters, which are used to grant special status to incorporated bodies, and city or borough status to local authorities. The Great Council are the High Court of Appeal for the entire the Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land, and can to hear appeals from the Crown Dependencies , independent Commonwealth states until the 1st March 2012 The The Great Council of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land was known has The House Of Lords Of The Kingdom of Grant Island.
Law and order
Geography and climate
Grant Island Grant Island is an ice-covered island, 20 miles long and 10 miles wide, lying 5 miles east of the smaller Shepard Island off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Grant Island is located at 74°28′S131°35′W / 74.467°S 131.583°W. Like Shepard Island, Grant Island is surrounded by the Getz Ice Shelf on all but the north side. Grant Island was discovered and charted by personnel on the USS Glacier on February 4, 1962. Grant Island was named by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names(US-ACAN) for Commander E. G. Grant, Commanding Officer of the USS Glacier at the time of discovery.
Shepard Island Shepard Island or John Shepard Island is an island about 11 miles long, lying 6 miles west of Grant Island off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Shepard Island is located at 74°25′S 132°30′W / 74.417°S 132.5°W. Shepard Island is ice capped except at its northern, seaward side, and is almost wholly embedded in the Getz Ice Shelf. Shepard Island was discovered by the United States Antarctic Service(USAS) Expedition (1939-1941) and named for John Shepard, Jr., a contributor to the expedition.
Forrester Island Forrester Island is an ice-capped island 6 kilometres (3.5 nmi) long that lies 24 kilometres (13 nmi) north-northeast of Shepard Island, off the Getz Ice Shelf of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. The island was discovered and charted from the USS Glacier on February 5, 1962, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Lieutenant Commander John J. Forrester, U.S. Navy, Executive Officer aboard the Glacier at the time of discovery.
Backer Islands The Backer Islands are a chain of small islands at the south side of Cranton Bay. The islands trend northwest for 22 kilometres (12 nmi) from the ice shelf which forms the southern limit of the bay. They were mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1960–66, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Walter K. Backer, a U.S. Navy chief construction mechanic at Byrd Station, 1967
Suchland Islands Suchland Islands is a group of about 8 small islands lying just inside the central part of the mouth of Cranton Bay. Mapped by United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-66.
Clark islands An island 2 mi long in eastern Amundsen Sea. It is the largest island of a small group lying 38 mi WSW of Canisteo Peninsula. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1960-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for F. Jerry Clark who participated in U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) glaciological-geophysical work at Roosevelt Island, 1961–62, and on traverses from Byrd Station, 1963-64.
The Royal Defence Forces of The Kingdom Of Grant Island
Under the 2010 Defence Services Review
- The Army of The Kingdom of Grant Island.
- The Royal Navy Of Grant Island.
- The Royal Air Force of The Kingdom of Grant Island.
were renamed and reformed has units with in The Royal Armed Forces of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land.
The Royal Armed Forces of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land also known as Her/His Majesty's Armed Forces of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land, are the military services responsible for the defence of the The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies. They also promote The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land's wider interests, support international peacekeeping efforts and provide humanitarian aid. The Royal Armed Forces of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land comprises of the
- Defence Forces - Land forces, Naval Forces, Air Force
- Security Forces - Grant Island Secret Service , Grant island Security Police, Immigration and Customs Security
- Civil Defence Forces -Fire Service, Health Service, Civil Police Force
- Diplomatic Forces - Civil Service,
The Commonwealth’s core unifying institutions and primary instruments for defence as well as external power projection
- New Year’s Day - 1 January
- Penguin Awareness Day - 20 January
- Kings Day - 15 February
- Commonwealth Day - 4 February
- World Radio Day
- World Penguin Day - 25 April
- May Day - 1 May
- King’s Birthday - 20 June
- Terry Begley Day - 27 & 28 August
- Christmas Day - 25 December
- Boxing Day - 26 December
Nobility & Titles
Nobility & Titles of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land
- Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land
- The Great Council of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land
- The Grand Cabinet of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land
- Armed Forces of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land
- The Special Administrative Region The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land
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