News Round-Up – February 16th 2017


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

General News

Nato defence spending target met, government insists

Red Flag may affect whether F-35s deploy overseas this year
(Defense News)

British Army News

Unanswered questions behind the failed witch hunt of Iraq veterans
(The Telegraph)

Army veterans’ march moved to Coleraine over safety concerns in Derry
(Belfast Telegraph)

Soldiers’ families condemn MoD plans to make itself immune from prosecution for negligence
(The Independent)

Military to offer soldiers three-day week away from frontline

Royal Air Force News

RAF airlift assistance for French counter-insurgency ops in Africa
(Defense Web)

Ministry of Defence pays £200k to farmers after chickens are scared to death by aircraft
(Somerset Live)

RAF hero aged 100 is back in a Spitfire
(Belfast Telegraph)

Royal Navy & Marines News

Royal Navy’s entire fleet of attack submarines out of action
(The Independent)

UK and Italian Defense Cooperation
(Second Line of Defense)

‘Dad’s Navy’ recruited to crew fleet’s new carriers amid staffing crisis
(Daily Star)

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


6 responses to “News Round-Up – February 16th 2017

  1. Pingback: DefenceOfTheRealm | News Round-Up – February 16th 2017 | Brittius

  2. NATO defence spending is going to be a contentious issue. It will be interesting to see what response alliance members will give to Gen. James Mattis’ speech in Brussels and his calls to ‘pay up’. I sympathise with the US. If we want security, we have to pay for it. Expecting the US to foot the billis unrealistic.

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