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Seven british Army soldiers killed during World War 1 are honoured as they are laid to rest

Seven british Army soldiers killed during World War 1 are honoured as they are laid to rest

Captain Henry John Innes Walker and 6 unknown soldiers have finally been laid to rest in Ieper, Belgium.

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RAFís legendary Dambusters squadron reforms to fly F 35 jets

RAFís legendary Dambusters squadron reforms to fly F 35 jets

The squadron immortalised by the Dambusters raid of World War II has been reformed to fly the UKís new F-35 fighter jets, the Defence Secretary has announced.

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Defence Secretary highlights importance of partnering with charities during visit to military recovery centre

Defence Secretary highlights importance of partnering with charities during visit to military recovery centre

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has committed to working ever closer with charity partners, during a visit to a state of the art recovery centre for veterans and service personnel.

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RAF JETS STRIKE CHEMICAL WEAPON FACILITY IN SYRIA

RAF JETS STRIKE CHEMICAL WEAPON FACILITY IN SYRIA

British forces joined close Allies in a precision strike on Syrian installations

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Australian Air Force officer teams up with RAF to train Aerospace experts

Australian Air Force officer teams up with RAF to train Aerospace experts

Born and bred in Australia, Squadron Leader Pete Mole is a Member of the Royal Australian Air Force, working in the UK as an RAF trainer Ė teaching an elite group of Aerospace experts from around the world to develop cutting edge military equipment.

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British Armyís rifle set for multi million pound upgrade

British Armyís rifle set for multi million pound upgrade

The Ministry of Defence is upgrading the British Armyís standard combat rifle to ensure troops are equipped with the best possible battle-winning kit, Defence Minister Guto Bebb has announced.

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Improving crowd resilience demonstration day

Improving crowd resilience demonstration day

The Defence and Security Accelerator will be holding a collaboration event in London on Thursday 3 May 2018 to demonstrate the successfully funded proposals and identify opportunities for collaboration with other organisations.

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Joint Forces Command seeks out innovation in Silicon Valley

Joint Forces Command seeks out innovation in Silicon Valley

General Sir Chris Deverell, Commander Joint Forces Command, recently spent 4 days on the US West Coast meeting organisations that are leading the way in global innovation.

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Foreign Secretary call with US counterpart on Syria: 9 April 2018

Foreign Secretary call with US counterpart on Syria: 9 April 2018

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke to the Acting United States Secretary of State John Sullivan about Saturday's attack in Douma, Syria.

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Pan London launch of Project Servator

Pan London launch of Project Servator

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) hosted a formal launch event at the Tower of London to mark the London-wide introduction of Project Servator.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Invictus Games UK Team hopefuls

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Invictus Games UK Team hopefuls

The patron and Meghan Markle visited wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans trying out for a place on the 2018 UK Team.

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Your chance to question Ministry of Defence medals and records experts at Family History Shows

Your chance to question Ministry of Defence medals and records experts at Family History Shows

Ministry of Defence Medals and Records Offices part of Defence Business Services, are attending family history show events where you can question the experts.

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New Royal Navy operations hub opens in Gulf

New Royal Navy operations hub opens in Gulf

Britain has cemented its enhanced and permanent presence in the Gulf with the opening of the United Kingdom Naval Support Facility at a ceremony at Mina Salman port in Bahrain today.

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Army officer helps Zambia set up health care education programme

Army officer helps Zambia set up health care education programme

Major Chris Carter not only teaches the next generation of critical care nurses for the British Armed Forces, but also leads a medical programme in Zambia.

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UK medic helps to save life during Pacific Partnership 2018

UK medic helps to save life during Pacific Partnership 2018

A UK defence medic has helped to save the life a Yapese national whilst participating in Pacific Partnership 2018.

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Grave of a Seaforth Highlander rededicated 100 years after he was killed in World War 1

Grave of a Seaforth Highlander rededicated 100 years after he was killed in World War 1

Serjeant John MacKenzie's resting place has been marked 100 years after his death in the Great War.

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Durham Armed Forces Forum: better supporting a talented and complex veteran community

Durham Armed Forces Forum: better supporting a talented and complex veteran community

The Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee for north-east England at the Durham Armed Forces Forum on 15 March 2018.

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Durham Armed Forces Forum: better supporting a talented and complex veteran community

Durham Armed Forces Forum: better supporting a talented and complex veteran community

The Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee for north-east England at the Durham Armed Forces Forum on 15 March 2018.

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MOD confirms death of Lance Corporal George Partridge

MOD confirms death of Lance Corporal George Partridge

It is with regret that the Ministry of Defence confirms the death of Lance Corporal George Partridge who died in a tragic diving incident on 26 March 2018 at the National Dive Activity Centre, Chepstow.

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Project Servator: One year on...

Project Servator: One year on...

It is just over a year since Project Servator was launched by the MDP, as part of its Operational Policing Model, at Portsmouth Naval Base and the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) sites in Berkshire.

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£800 million agreed for defence

£800 million agreed for defence

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) will benefit from an extra £800 million in the next financial year, the Chancellor and Defence Secretary have confirmed.

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Simpler Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures for the AFPS

Simpler Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures for the AFPS

New streamlined changes make the Armed Forces Pension Schemes Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures simpler

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Armed Forces' contribution to the Royal Wedding announced

Armed Forces' contribution to the Royal Wedding announced

Details of the ceremonial support the Armed Forces will provide to the wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018.

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Dstl forensic expertise secures conviction for Parsons Green Bomber

Dstl forensic expertise secures conviction for Parsons Green Bomber

The contribution of Dstl scientists in the recent court case of the Parsons Green bomber

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General Sir Nick Carter appointed new Chief of the Defence Staff

General Sir Nick Carter appointed new Chief of the Defence Staff

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen to take over from Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach GBE KCB ADC DL as the next Chief of the Defence Staff this summer.

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Third Tide Class Tanker Arrives in UK

Third Tide Class Tanker Arrives in UK

The third of four new support tankers to be delivered to the UK has arrived in Cornwall for customisation and trials before entering service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and being deployed on operations with the Royal Navy.

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UK side by side with Allies a year on from NATO deterrence deployment

UK side by side with Allies a year on from NATO deterrence deployment

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson visits Estonia for the first time

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£400m deal signed for battle winning Brimstone missile for RAF Typhoons

£400m deal signed for battle winning Brimstone missile for RAF Typhoons

130 new jobs and a further 270 jobs sustained at MBDAís sites in Stevenage, Bolton and across the companyís significant UK supply chain.

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Porton Down scientists on brink of titanium revolution

Porton Down scientists on brink of titanium revolution

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in Porton Down has revolutionised the production of titanium by reducing the 40 stage process down to just two steps and potentially halving the cost.

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Royal Navy prepares for future UK fishery patrols

Royal Navy prepares for future UK fishery patrols

The Royal Navy has taken delivery of the first of their next-generation Offshore Patrol ships which will support monitoring and protection of UK fisheries after we leave the EU.

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MDP support Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) 2018 campaign

MDP support Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) 2018 campaign

We are proud to support Counter Terrorism Policingís latest Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign.

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Multi million pound contract to enhance Royal Navy Type 45 fleet resilience

Multi million pound contract to enhance Royal Navy Type 45 fleet resilience

The Ministry of Defence has announced a £160 million contract with BAE Systems to update the power and propulsion system fitted to the Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyers.

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Rededication and burial services for first world war soldiers

Rededication and burial services for first world war soldiers

Burial services will be held on 27 and 28 March in France for first world war soldiers, a rededication service will also be held for Serjeant John MacKenzie.

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Afghan security and stability remains top of UK agenda

Afghan security and stability remains top of UK agenda

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson visits Afghanistan for the first time

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UK US military links strengthened after ministerial visit to Washington DC

UK US military links strengthened after ministerial visit to Washington DC

Military ties between the UK and USA have been reinforced following a visit to Washington DC by Defence Minister Mark Lancaster this week.

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Defence Minister outlines expanded mental health provision for Armed Forces and veterans

Defence Minister outlines expanded mental health provision for Armed Forces and veterans

Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood has outlined the MOD's increased support for serving personnel and veterans.

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Daz beats bullies to lead Englandís boxers at Commonwealth Games

Daz beats bullies to lead Englandís boxers at Commonwealth Games

An RAF Warrant Officer who took up boxing to beat the school ground bullies will lead out the England Boxing team at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia next month.

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Durham Light Infantry and Bedfordshire Regiment Soldiers who fought in world war 1 are laid to rest a century later

Durham Light Infantry and Bedfordshire Regiment Soldiers who fought in world war 1 are laid to rest a century later

The remains of 2 unknown British soldiers were given a dignified burial service today, 15 March at the Orchard Dump Cemetery in France.

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jHub: what we do

jHub: what we do

We connect world-class technology and talent to military users, fund and accelerate pilots and take successful pilots to the JFC Innovation Sub Committee for decisions on prioritisation and funding.

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Medical serge open call

Medical serge open call

A 4 month Innovation focus on the Defence Medical Services to discover and progress ways to improve patient care or ways of working.

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World war one Durham light infantry soldier finally given military burial a century after his death

World war one Durham light infantry soldier finally given military burial a century after his death

Private Thomas Telford Edmundson laid to rest over 100 years after he died at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Perth (China Wall) Cemetery in Belgium.

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Top industry group pledges to support veteran entrepreneurs

Top industry group pledges to support veteran entrepreneurs

One of Britainís leading business groups has pledged to support veterans looking to set up or expand their own business.

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Soundcheck: new acoustic yarn monitors military hearing health

Soundcheck: new acoustic yarn monitors military hearing health

Dstl scientists work with Nottingham Trent University on knitted sensors to guard against hearing loss for troops

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New offshore patrol vessel named HMS Trent

New offshore patrol vessel named HMS Trent

HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navyís five new Offshore Patrol Vessels, has been formally named at the Glasgow shipyard where she was built.

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Pioneering treatment could save limbs on the battlefield

Pioneering treatment could save limbs on the battlefield

Dstl funds innovative new technique for treating limb injuries for UK troops

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