News Round-Up – November 13th 2017

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

General Defence News

Prince Charles steps in to lay wreath as Queen observes

Prince Harry breaks military rules while at Remembrance Day parade by having a beard

UK military ‘must evolve to match threats we face’, says Armed Forces chief
(Sky News)

Defence Secretary: “We Must Never, Ever Flinch In The Face Of Aggression”
(Forces Network)

Britain will lose NATO clout if defence cuts continue, warns top US general

A European Army is not happening, Ministry of Defence claims
(Blasting News)

Australian, British Forces Help Vietnamese People’s Army Prepare for South Sudan
(Sputnik International)

Far-Right groups are trying to hijack British symbols and institutions for their own warped ideals

Troops on tax credits as civilian staff get more than £7m in bonuses this year
(Daily Star)

British Army News

British Army’s Kenya training threatened by land row

UK tanks to receive ‘state of the art upgrades’ in MAJOR £1.4billion restoration programme

Serving soldier Semesa Rokoduguni dedicates try to his Army colleagues
(The Independent)

Landmark documentary to reveal Britain’s “forgotten” Chinese army in WWI

Army officers tell of helping London Bridge attack wounded
(Forces Network)

Reclaiming Remembrance: ‘I thought it was a white event’
(BBC News)

Top republican Copeland seeks new probe into father’s killing by Army
(Belfast Telegraph)

Royal Air Force News

Britain to send RAF Typhoon jets to Vladimir Putin’s doorstep as NATO vows to boost military might
(The Sun)

Devastating RAF air strike on ISIS underground lair kills dozens of jihadists as they try to flee

Fighting ISIS: On the Ramp at Al Udeid Air Base
(Aviation Week)

Fresh appeal launched on 50th anniversary of RAF Halton servicewoman Rita Ellis’ brutal murder
(Bucks Free Press)

Girlfriend of missing RAF man Corrie McKeague girlfriend posts heartfelt Remembrance Day tribute
(Scottish Daily Record)

I don’t bear my Iraqi captors ill will, says Gulf War RAF hero
(Evening Standard)

Royal Navy & Marines News

Plymouth Royal Marine dies aboard Royal Navy ship
(BBC News)

Britain ‘to halve’ its minehunter presence in the Gulf
(The National)

Bomb squad storms one of Britain’s main Royal Navy bases

Sex, Drugs And SSBNs
(Strategy Page)

Royal Navy EOD Divers Disable WWII “Pipe Bomb”
(The Maritime Executive)

UK Royal Navy to install NAVICS integrated communications systems
(Military Embedded Systems)

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.


2 responses to “News Round-Up – November 13th 2017

  1. It’s a pity that the Press don’t make the same fuss about the continuing mental health problems of ex-Forces men and women as they do about Prince Harry’s beard and the Army’s facial hair regulations.


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