News Round-up – August 13th 2016


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

British Army News

Russian army can outgun British, leaked report warns

Ministry of Defence ‘facing extra £700m costs post Brexit’

Prince Harry’s former regiment investigated for racism as ‘black soldiers called n*****’

British and Irish army bands join forces in WWI tribute
(Belfast Telegraph)

Royal Air Force

RAF base personnel remember fallen colleagues
(Northern Echo)

RAF helicopter with four people on board crash lands in Snowdonia

Royal Navy & Marines

Two men jailed after biggest ever Royal Navy drugs bust
(Forces TV)

Keeping jihadists out of the UK must be priority

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


5 responses to “News Round-up – August 13th 2016

  1. An interesting report on the Russian army Tony. I’m not sure if Russian systems are more capable than ours, but they certainly have been increasing their defence expenditure a great deal. On 17 October 2012 the head of the State Duma’s Defense Committee told RIA Novosti that Russia planned to boost annual defense spending by 59 percent to almost 3 trillion rubles ($83.3 billion) in 2015 up from $61 billion in 2012. “Targeted national defense spending as a percentage of GDP will amount to 3.2 percent in 2013, 3.4 percent in 2014 and 3.7 percent in 2015”, Defense Committee chairman Vladimir Komoedov is quoted as saying in the committee’s conclusion on the draft budget for 2013-2015.

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  2. Nice to see the signallers being recognised. Without wanting to open a Brexit can of worms, I get a bit narked when all of a sudden everyone is blaming Brexit for changes that were possibly going to happen anyway, or using it as an excuse to increase the price of, or use in some other way to hide behind. It maybe that the pound / dollar / Deutschmark / yen or whatever has changed in value, but it does always, that the markets. It all reminds me of decimalisation, used as an excuse to increase prices. Sorry Tony this is not really the place for a rant but I had to mention that.

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