News Round-Up – March 11th 2017

RAF CHinook HC.2 helicopter

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

General News

Private firms could bid to run MoD guard service
(Helensburgh Advertiser)

RAF Chinook airlifts Sea Harrier ‘jump jet’ to new home

Winston Churchill’s SECRET bunkers hidden all over Britain in THESE classified locations

British wartime experience in Italy has been brought to life in London

British Army News

The Queen to re-open National Army Museum
(Royal Central)

Army officer ‘sues defence bosses after helicopter SLICES into his head’
(Daily Star)

Kenyan MP is charged with inciting deadly land invasions after former British Army officer is shot dead on his ranch in the country
(Mail Online)

UK undertakes major collective training review
(IHS Janes)

Royal Air Force News

RAF fighters scrambled to intercept flight from Bucharest and escort it to Birmingham

£60m RAF Chinook helicopter in near miss with drone as pilot says collision could have downed aircraft

Unsung heroics of the last RAF pilot to battle the Luftwaffe in a biplane during World War Two are revealed as his medals sell for £22,000
(Mail Online)

Drone footage shows scale of search for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague at Milton rubbish dump
(Eastern Daily Press)

The British are coming — to train at Davis-Montham
(Tucson Sentinnel)

Royal Navy & Marines News

Royal navy change course after Iran vessels come close
(Daily Sabah)

Royal Navy’s first Batch 2 River-class patrol vessel named HMS Forth
(Naval Technology)

Royal Navy ‘ghost ship’ with no crew washes up on Cornish beach

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


3 responses to “News Round-Up – March 11th 2017

  1. “The country was already being bombed from above by German fighter pilots.”
    I do wonder if some journalists bother to stop and read back what they have written.
    Even a schoolboy would not make that error.
    (Unless of course they were talking about just the Me110 FB version 🙂

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  2. It gets worse
    “But their use faded throughout the war, with more purpose-built aircraft, such as the Submarine Spitfire, becoming favoured among British pilots.”

    While a submarine launched Spitfire would have been useful, I think it was way beyond 1940’s tech, though a few very large subs did carry small search seaplanes.

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