News Round-Up – January 2nd 2018

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4 Brimstone

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

General Defence News

The Best Photographs Of The British Military In 2017
(Forces Network)

‘Dad’s Army’ volunteers to help Border Force patrol Britain’s coastline against people smugglers

Personnel From All Three Services Recognised In the New Year Honours
(Forces Network)

Lottery cash plan for new £130m Royal yacht supported by local MP
(Plymouth Herald)

British Army News

Afghan national who saved British Army from terror: ‘We love the freedoms of the UK’

Army Chief Responds To “Top Heavy” Claims
(Forces Network)

Army to launch recruitment drive to get women to join front-line units

[WW1] Fascinating pictures tell the story of how British troops tried and failed to prevent the feelings of discontent which led to Hitler’s rise
(Daily Mail)

Royal Air Force News

A New RAF Squadron To Be Based In Lincolnshire
(Forces Network)

US fighter jet pilot ‘took wrong turn into no-fly zone’ and came within mile of RAF helicopter
(Daily Post North Wales)

RAF Typhoon jets escort Pakistan plane to Stansted

Airbus Helicopters to support RAF’s Puma Mk2
(Shephard Media)

Sir Peter Terry obituary – 1926 – 2017: RAF chief who survived IRA assassin’s hit

Boulton Paul Defiant Goes on Display at RAF Museum Cosford
(Warbirds News)

Flying progress made on Wellington Wonder at RAF Cosford
(Shropshire Star)

Royal Navy & Marines News

Royal Navy Spends Christmas Watching Russian Warships
(The Maritime Executive)

Could The Armed Forces Have First Royal Marine Chief?
(Forces Network)

Daughter ‘thrilled’ to receive Arctic Star medal for her late father
(The Northern Echo)

The Young Sailor Who Hoisted The White Ensign Above HMS Queen Elizabeth For The First Time
(Forces Network)

Royal Navy hero who battled Isis, pirates and drug smugglers awarded MBE
(Hartlepool Mail)

Orkney naval disaster remembered 100 years on
(Herald Scotland)

Best Christmas present for blind Navy veteran
(Clacton and Frinton Gazette)

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.


Queen’s Colour Squadron mark the RAF Regiment’s 75th anniversary

The Queen’s Colour Squadron demonstrates military discipline with a complex drill performance in order celebrate the 75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment.