News Round-up – February 14th 2018

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


General Defence News

UK missed 2% defence spending target, report claims
(Financial Times)

Ministry of Defence to let soldiers work part-time in bid to attract new recruits
(Express.co.uk)

Ministry of Defence has spent £100mn in abuse compensation from Iraq and Afghanistan
(The Sun)

NATO chief backs bigger alliance training mission in Iraq
(Reuters)

Nato’s stance and strategy in Europe
(AOL UK)

BAE proposes UK government financing to Malaysia for Typhoon jet deal
(Reuters)

Increase in US jets flying from RAF Lakenheath
(Norfolk Eastern Daily Press)


British Army News

British Troops Undertake ‘Incredibly Important’ Winter Exercise In Estonia
(Forces Network)

Senior Rhyl Army officer leading UK troops in Estonia ‘to counter intensifying aggression’ from Russia
(Daily Post North Wales)

British Army Chief visits Kohima
(United News of India)

Beaten soldier awarded £1 million damages against Ministry of Defence
(St Helens Star)

Mum’s agony over not being able to tell children what happened to their soldier dad as ‘Army refuse to reveal how he died’
(The Sun)

‘We’ll also find traces of the fighting from 1914 and 1917 including the remains of British and German soldiers” Belgian Trench Excavation
(Daily Mail)


Royal Air Force News

Royal Air Force says ‘We love Lossie’ ahead of massive expansion at base
(Press and Journal)

Red Arrows death: Ejection seat failure a ‘once every 115 years’ event
(BBC News)

RAF Typhoon to Get Unparalleled Armaments
(Aviation Today)

Dhadnah event marks 75th anniversary of WWII crash
(Gulf Today)


Royal Navy & Marines News

HMS Queen Elizabeth in maiden Rock call
(Gibraltar Chronicle)

Britain trying to ‘headline grab’ in South China Sea, says state media
(The Guardian)

Royal Navy ship ‘sails within METRES of Russian boat’ during show of force NATO mission
(Daily Star)

London City Airport reopens after World War II bomb removed by Royal Navy
(Independent.ie)

Fascinating pictures show Royal Marines in action aboard navy’s mighty warships during World War Two
(Daily Mail)

Hundreds of mourners salute Royal Navy doctor who saved hundreds of lives in the Falklands War
(Mirror.co.uk)


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.

 

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News Round-up – January 30th 2018

 

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


General Defence News

How the UK armed forces would look if you started from scratch
(The Guardian)

Your Fitness Tracking App May Have Revealed the Location of Secret Army Bases
(Futurism)

Gavin Williamson anger at Ministry of Defence for flying EU flags despite Brexit vote
(Express)

Russia mocks Gavin Williamson’s attack warning
(BBC News)

Two UK pilots fly F-35 jet following training
(Naval Technology)

Arms deal watchdog to get new teeth to stop defence companies profiteering
(Telegraph)

Ministry of Defence loses up to £4bn on property deal under which it rents 7000 empty homes 
(Telegraph)

More than £1 billion spent on armed forces recruitment
(Daily Mail)


British Army News

Soldier Who Died At Deepcut ‘Needed Constant Watching’
(Forces Network)

Op-Ed: Has the British army gone soft?
(SOFREP)

Ex-Army Head Calls For Better Mental Health Treatment
(Forces Network)

Withdrawal Of Troops From Germany Could Be Halted And “When Not If” For Major UK Cyber-Attack
(Forces Network)

Chester MP joins British troops on border with Russia
(The Chester Standard)

DUP split over ‘amnesty’ for security forces, says Beattie
(Belfast Telegraph)

Inside the British army training programme for Somali soldiers fighting one of the world’s most feared terrorist groups
(Telegraph)

Defence jobs plea over £3bn vehicle contract
(BBC News)


Royal Air Force News

RAF to scrap twin-seat Typhoons
(IHS Jane’s 360)

RAF eyes the skies in Shetland
(Shephard Media)

RAF reveals reason why Coningsby jet declared ’emergency’ mid-air over the North Sea
(Lincolnshire Live)

Investigation into missing Corrie McKeague has cost £2.1m
(Norfolk Eastern Daily Press)

‘Tail spotter’ hobbyists counted on by UK, US militaries to watch for suspicious behavior
(Stars and Stripes)

Canada sends three aircraft to RAF Fairford centenary show
(Swindon Advertiser)


Royal Navy & Marines News

Royal Navy accepts OPV
(Shephard Media)

Royal Navy Helps Out Islanders on Still-Devastated Anguilla
(The Maritime Executive)

Navy’s new £3.1bn aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth hit by flood after mystery sprinkler system sparks flood
(The Sun)

Wanted! A Site For Retired Nuclear Submarine Waste
(Forces Network)

HMS Raleigh offers training for HMS Queen Elizabeth’s new workboats
(Naval Technology)

Royal Navy gets new sonar training facility
(Shephard Media)

Royal Navy museum searching for designer for new exhibition
(Blooloop)

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.

News Round-Up – January 2nd 2018

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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
(Telegraph)

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’
(Express)

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

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

[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
(Observer)

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

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

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.

News Round-Up – December 21st 2017

 

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


General Defence News

Aerial footage reveals RAF Mildenhall intruder came dangerously close to US military aircraft
(Task & Purpose)

Defence budget: New equipment at risk over MoD savings ‘doubts’
(BBC News)

UK takes delivery of final F-35B this year
(Seapower Magazine Online)

UK bemoans lack of F-35 transparency, requests regular programme updates
(IHS Jane’s 360)

Jobs axed at Ministry Of Defence rocket range
(Forces Network)

Ministry of Defence pledges to back arms companies’ export sales and draw in small businesses to the sector
(Telegraph)

The MoD’s new robot can disarm bombs in super-fast time
(Wired)

This veteran is walking 1400 miles after becoming homeless due to mental health issues
(Wales Online)


British Army News

British army families affected by Afghanistan war sent on santa’s lapland holiday
(The London Economic)

Iraqis awarded damages due to abuse and unlawful detention by Ministry of Defence
(Metro)

It’s not just British soldiers. The whole Iraq war fiasco is back in the dock
(The Guardian)

Personal photos capture Holy Land stories of British World War I soldiers
(The Jerusalem Post)

Mass grave reveals bodies f British soldiers from Northern War of 1845-46
(Forces Network)

Former soldiers offered £10000 to rejoin Army to reduce shortfall of 4000 troops
(Mirror)


Royal Air Force News

Missing RAF man: Corrie Mckeague’s mother says police are investigating murder reports
(Yahoo News UK)

RAF pilot who saved Iraqi soldiers awarded medal for bravery
(Forces Network)

UK MoD names new Typhoon squadron to train Qatari personnel
(Airforce Technology)

David Davis ‘spent nearly £50000 on RAF flights to Brexit meetings’
(Metro)

Captured World War II German U-boat revealed in Group Captain Montague Whittle’s photos
(Fox News)

RAF Northolt: Boris Johnson secures government pledge to put cap on the number of commercial flights
(Get West London)


Royal Navy & Marines News

Leak discovered on Royal Navy’s new £3bn warship HMS Queen Elizabeth
(Sky News)

Sir Stuart Peach plays down possibility of cuts to Royal Marines
(Forces Network)

Missing Argentine submarine latest: MoD denies Royal Navy helicopter chased vessel
(International Business Times)

HMS Ocean is coming home for Christmas from her last ever deployment
(Plymouth Herald)

Looking to create a ‘Global Britain’? Japan and the Royal Navy might hold the answer
(Telegraph)

Royal Navy confirms nuclear alarm going off at naval base was a false alarm
(Devon Live)

Prince Harry appointed Captain General Royal Marines
(Forces Network)

BAE Systems contracted for UK Navy’s JSS 2 programme
(Naval Technology)

Head of British Armed Forces warns of Russian attacks on submarine cables
(Datacenter Dynamics)

Trident may be removed from MoD budget, MPs told
(The Guardian)

It’s an ‘absolute inevitability’ that military drones will fly from HMS Queen Elizabeth
(Business Insider)

Families of men lost on HMS Narwhal plan to pay tribute at their watery grave
(Telegraph)

RFA Mounts Bay makes flying visit to Bermuda
(Royal 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.

The First Changing of the Queen’s Guard by the Royal Navy at Buckingham Palace

Royal Navy sailors have performed the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace for the first time in the ceremony’s 357-year history. Eighty-six sailors from 45 Royal Navy ships and establishments spent a month preparing ahead of the first ceremony on Sunday morning.

Representing many branches of the Royal Navy, the Senior Service’s traditional navy blue uniforms have replaced for a short period, the distinctive red tunics worn by the Foot Guards. Starting at Buckingham Palace in full show of the general public, they are also set to Mount Royal Guards at Windsor Castle, The Tower of London and St James’s Palace over the next few weeks.

“The last time the Navy had an operational role guarding the Queen was with Elizabeth the first, when Sir Walter Raleigh was appointed Captain of the Queen’s Guard in 1587,” said Captain of the Queen’s Guard, Lieutenant Commander Steve Elliot and Raleigh’s successor in the role. “So it goes back a little while.”

News Round-Up – November 27th 2017

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


General Defence News

UK government set to compromise over defence cuts after Tory revolt
(The Guardian)

As pressures mount over the funding of UK defence, has a ‘fog of war’ descended over the arms industry?
(Telegraph)

Theresa May To Reaffirm UK’s Commitment To European Security Amid Fresh Brexit Talks
(Forces Network)

F-35 fighter jet production ‘provided massive boost to UK economy’
(BT.com)

‘WW2’ shell handed in to Exeter police
(BBC News)

Morgan Sindall Wins GBP250 Million Contract From UK Defence Ministry
(Interactive Investor)

‘We keep searching’ for Argentine sub after ‘explosion’ report, navy says
(fox6now)

Thorntons Christmas ad passes on the love to armed forces charity
(The Drum)


British Army News

Joint exercise of Indo-UK armies to be held in Bikaner
(Times of India)

Family of men killed by SAS in Afghanistan given £3364 by British Government
(The Independent)

New Technology Recovers Fingerprints From IEDs And Fired Ammunition
(Forces Network)

James Corry: IRA bomber ‘released from German jail after four days’
(The Irish News)

British Army explores augmented reality
(Shephard Media)

The War On Poaching: British Forces On The Front Line
(Forces Network)


Royal Air Force News

RAF base continues preparations for fighter jet arrival
(ITV News)

The Spitfire that time couldn’t bury
(Yorkshire Post)

‘Keep Windscreens Clean To Prevent Collisions’, Fighter Pilots Advised
(Forces Network)

Firefighting museum vehicles moved out of RAF Scampton
(BBC News)

RAF Benevolent Fund create digital storytelling experience for supporters
(UK Fundraising)

RAF Atlas takes over in Middle East
(IHS Jane’s 360)

RAF Recruits Gear Up for 100th Anniversary
(Forces Network)

UK aims to certify P-8 by early 2019
(IHS Jane’s 360)


Royal Navy & Marines News

Royal Navy sailors perform Changing of the Guard in historic first
(Telegraph)

Royal Navy ship HMS Diamond ‘breaks down’ in Gulf
(BBC News)

Call to save HMS Repulse before WWII resting place of 500 Royal Navy crewmen is destroyed by Java Sea looters
(Telegraph)

Royal Navy frigates at Portsmouth and Devonport reorganised
(BBC News)

Kernel of truth: Life-sized nutcrackers reveal key moments in naval history
(Shropshire Star)

British Royal Navy’s HMS Albion training exercise continues
(Naval Technology)

Centenary of Women’s Royal Naval Service marked at Ulster Museum
(Belfast Newsletter)

BAE Systems awarded £18m Royal Navy contract
(Insider Media)


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.