News Round-Up – June 5th 2016

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Here are some of the latest British military news stories making the headlines.

British Army News

British Army report calls for more robust response to Russia

Now head of the Army backs call for inquiry into Deepcut: Sir Nick Carter says military chiefs need to ‘get to the truth’ after inquest of teenage soldier
(Mail Online)

In Libya, U.K. troops use Bollywood music to ferret out IS
(The Hindu)

Royal Air Force News

RAF jets and drones join Iraqi operations against Islamic State
(Mail Online)

RAF’s 90 Signals Unit to install BAE’s Falcon early entry capability

Royal Navy News

Royal Navy helps seize more than a tonne of heroin
(ITV News)

Border Force appeals to Royal Navy to send vessels to patrol English Channel for migrants
(Mail Online)

Event celebrates females serving in the Royal Navy
(Helensburgh Advertiser)

Babcock, BAE to provide enhanced support service for UK Navy’s MCG weapon system
(Naval Technology)

Royal Marines News

Young Royal Marine killed by train while he celebrated promotion
(Plymouth Herald)

Royal Marines band arrive for celebration of subs
(North West Evening Mail)

Disclaimer: all news stories are the property of their respective publishers. Any opinions expressed in the articles are of the person making them.


8 responses to “News Round-Up – June 5th 2016

      • On the one hand to modern eyes it is quite shocking but I think given that this was the 90s when the Army was being completely reformed to suit the post Cold War world its understandable some of the old ideas/personalities hadn’t been stamped out yet such as sexism and racism. I AM NOT justifying it by any stretch of the imagination I assure you. I am pointing out a failure in the Army’s culture to adapt.

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      • Oh I agree totally with you Tony. It was very much a ‘man’s world’ and a place where no one else should be. She was most probably a victim of that ‘culture’ one which ‘seems’ to have changed for the better now. Let’s hope so.


  1. It’s an interesting report from Jane’s that; “Substantial” NATO ground forces, backed by armour, should be dispatched to the Baltic states and Poland to provide a credible defence against a massive Russian conventional assault. The Polish army will grow from its current strength of 100,000 to 150,000 as the country continues to expand the capabilities of its armed forces, according to Matthew Day in the Telegraph today.

    This is all in response to Russian claims over the Baltic States and parts of Poland, a threat made all the more real by the capture of the Crimea by Russian forces and the ongoing insurrection in the Ukraine.

    What is all the more worrying for NATO, is that a US withdrawal from NATO is ‘under consideration’ as part of additional sequestration measures, reported yesterday here in the US. Another great round-up. Thanks Tony.


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