News Round-Up – May 4th 2017

HMS Ambush Astute class submarine Royal Navy

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

General News

UK Defence Ministry Casts Doubt On Trump Aide’s Military Service Claims

UK discusses defence industrial co-operation with Ukraine
(IHS Janes)

Watch the F-35 Zip Through a World-Famous Low-Level Pass
(Popular Mechanics)

Alarm over steep rise in nuclear bomb convoys in Scotland
(The Ferret)

British Army News

British troops miss out on healthcare and housing by failure to honour Military Covenant

Leigh Day ‘alive’ to chance Iraqi clients were lying, tribunal told
(Law Gazette)

Fijian members of the British Army showed Prince Harry the ultimate respect by kneeling down to him at Twickenham
(The Sun)

Royal Air Force News

Why NATO’s Enemies Should Fear the Meteor Aircraft-Killer Missile
(National Interest)

Atlantic Trident 17 brought together in type and capability the most formidable combination of fighter aircraft ever assembled
(The Aviationist)

RAF helicopter flying at 138mph was fraction of a second from hitting model plane
(The Sun)

South Atlantic airbridge ops at Ascension Island suspended

Royal Navy & Marines News

BAE Systems launches British Royal Navy’s fourth Astute-class submarine
(Naval Technology)

Royal Navy chases Spanish ship from Gibraltar for third time this month

Royal Navy to Lose Amphibious Capabilities
(The Trumpet)

‘Marine A’ Sergeant Blackman: ‘Wife In A Million’ Saved Me

Disclaimer: All news stories are the property of their respective publishers. Any opinions expressed in the articles are of the person making them. An effort is made to vary news sources as much as possible to avoid political bias.


4 responses to “News Round-Up – May 4th 2017

  1. Pingback: DefenceOfTheRealm | News Round-Up – May 4th 2017 | Brittius

  2. That idea has gone back and fore and I am not sure how they are completing the Prince now. Last I heard it was going to be a full carrier but it is especially pointless to complete it as a helicopter carrier without the ability to launch VTOL F-35s. All you need is a ramp

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