News Round-Up – March 19th 2017

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


General News

Tory activist: Why is Vladimir Putin’s cyber army trashing my reputation with hateful fake news?
(The Telegraph)

F-35 Successfully Conducts First Firings of MBDA’s ASRAAM
(Seapower)

Ministry of Defence accused of attempting to cover up claims of abuse at top military boarding school
(The Telegraph)


British Army News

British troops arrive in Estonia as German spy chief warns of Russian troop build up
(The Telegraph)

Details emerge of major British Army re-organisation
(IHS Janes)

British, American recon troops share notes
(Stars and Stripes)


Royal Air Force News

The Gazette investigates noise complaints at RAF Odiham
(Basingstoke Gazette)

Fond farewell to Tornado jets as they take off from RAF Lossiemouth for final time
(Aberdeen Journal)

RAF quick reaction jets intercept Russian planes on more than half the days they are scrambled
(The Independant)

Amazing story of how an RAF bomber shot down in WW2 was found 74 years later – thanks to German soldier’s photos
(The Sun)

Underage RAF hero who flew missions against Japanese over Burmese jungle
(Belfast Telegraph)

Give RAF heroes campaign medal for fighting ISIS, says Labour Shadow Defence Secretary
(Mirror)


Royal Navy & Marines News

Royal Navy’s £6.2billion new aircraft carriers could be delayed because of staff shortages
(Mirror)

Royal Navy Lynx HMA8 fleet bows out of service
(Flight Global)

Visit by Britain’s largest warship “demonstrates strength of relationship between UK & Gibraltar”
(GBC)

Faslane and Coulport naval base staff to begin strike action
(Herald Scotland)

Royal Navy acquires a fleet of 48 all-electric vans to reduce its carbon footprint
(Electrek)


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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