News Round-up – October 8th 2016

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Apologies for the lack of content during September. This was the result of some technical problems which I am now pleased to report have been resolved so normal service should resume from now on. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for supporting the site and to welcome the new subscribers.

– Tony Wilkins

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


British Army News

EU army plans will be blocked by Britain: Minister deals blow to Brussels defence plan
(Express)

25% More Gurkhas For The British Army
(Forces TV)

Army chief demands review into investigators hounding ‘vulnerable’ British troops
(Telegraph)

First for the Army as soldier weds his groom on base
(Mail Online)


Royal Air Force News

RAF deploys eight Typhoon aircraft for Exercise Bersama Lima in Malaysia
(Airforce-Technology)

Red Arrows Of Royal Air Force To Fly In Indian Skies
(NDTV)

RAF security ramped up as fears grow for Fife airman
(The Courier)

RAF jets scrambled to intercept two Russian nuclear bombers off coast of UK
(Express)


Royal Navy & Marines News

BAE and James Fisher join forces to help the Royal Navy go green
(In-Cumbria)

Hero Vic Viner – last Royal Navy ‘Beach Master’ of Dunkirk rescue – dies aged 99
(The Herald)


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

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3 responses to “News Round-up – October 8th 2016

  1. It’s great to see you back Tony. 25 per cent more Gurkhas for the British army is welcome news. I wonder how far this increase will go to offset the Gurkhas who were laid-off over the years? Interesting to read too that Michael Fallon, despite Brexit, is in Brussels attempting to block the formation of a European army, as it undermines NATO. It’s a good idea, but one wonders how long it will be before a European army is formed. I fear this will only stall Franco-German plans to create an army in the future. Great post mate.

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