News Round-Up – December 1st 2016

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

British Army News

Injured troops won’t have to sue for more compensation, says the Defence Secretary
(Daily Mail)

Britain’s ‘deadliest sniper’ with 47 kills to his name once took out a target almost a mile away

Honeywell to provide navigation system for U.K. AJAX vehicles

Quakers criticise increase in under 18s joining the army

Royal Air Force News

General Atomics Completes First Flight of ‘Certifiable’ Predator B for RAF
(Aviation International News)

Iconic RAF museum shuts down
(Lincolnshire Live)

Prince Harry helps RAF engineer to become first amputee since Douglas Bader to fly a Spitfire solo

Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows performs in Kuwait City
(Global Times)

Royal Navy & Marines

Review Offers Blueprint for a Stronger U.K. Naval Shipbuilding Sector

Type 45 destroyer towed back to port two days after it sails

Royal Navy warships ‘kept beyond sell-by date’

Exhibition will celebrate women’s contribution to the Navy
(Southern Daily Echo)

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


4 responses to “News Round-Up – December 1st 2016

  1. It’s a slight embarrassment for the RN that HMS Duncan got towed back to port. Electrical problems have plagued the Type 45 fleet. The Type 45 uses a pioneering system called Integrated Electric Propulsion (IEP). Unfortunately the intercooler unit has a major design flaw and causes the gas turbines to fail occasionally. When this happens, the electrical load on the diesel generators can become too great and they ‘trip out’, leaving the ship with no source of power or propulsion. With fewer surface units in the modern fleet, having one ship ‘go tech’ can be a serious problem.


  2. I’ve been to the firefighting museum at Scampton, it’s a unique collection of equipment and history of airfield fire fighting. In fact, it’s probably unique! To force it to shot when the airfield is practically empty is a tragedy. I hope the RAF allow it to reopen on the site before the airshow next year, as it would boost untold visitors to the museum, something they truly deserve.

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