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UK maritime forces visit Vietnam with French naval task group

UK maritime forces visit Vietnam with French naval task group

UK maritime forces have reaffirmed the UK’s Defence ties with Vietnam during a visit.

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Operational Honours and Awards List: 21 April 2017

Operational Honours and Awards List: 21 April 2017

A total of 49 members of the armed forces and 1 civilian have been named in the latest Operational Honours and Awards List.

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Grave of Northumberland born World War 2 prisoner of war finally rededicated

Grave of Northumberland born World War 2 prisoner of war finally rededicated

The final resting place of Private George Henry Thompson of the Green Howards, Yorkshire Regiment has been identified.

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Scottish shipyards begin building Royal Navy's latest patrol ship

Scottish shipyards begin building Royal Navy's latest patrol ship

Work has officially begun in Scotland on HMS Spey, the fifth ship in a fleet of new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) being built for the Royal Navy.

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Defence Secretary announces £539 million investment in new missiles systems

Defence Secretary announces £539 million investment in new missiles systems

Secretary of State, Sir Michael Fallon, has today announced three new missile contracts worth a combined £539 million for state-of-the-art Meteor, Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) and Sea Viper missile systems at MBDA Stevenage.

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Defence Secretary meets UK troops on NATO deployment

Defence Secretary meets UK troops on NATO deployment

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said the UK will stand with NATO partners as he met British personnel deployed with the Alliance in Estonia.

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£1.4 billion deal for Royal Navy’s new attack submarine

£1.4 billion deal for Royal Navy’s new attack submarine

The MOD has negotiated a new £1.4 billion contract for the Royal Navy’s new attack submarine, the sixth in a total fleet of seven, which will protect the UK’s new aircraft carriers and nuclear deterrent.

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HMS Enterprise returns home after three years on Navy operations

HMS Enterprise returns home after three years on Navy operations

The Royal Navy ship HMS Enterprise returned home today after 3 years on Navy operations.

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HMS Sutherland escorts two Russian warships past UK coastline

HMS Sutherland escorts two Russian warships past UK coastline

Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland is today escorting two Russian warships which are expected to sail through the English Channel overnight tonight.

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£22.7 Million awarded to support older veterans

£22.7 Million awarded to support older veterans

The Aged Veterans Fund has awarded £22.7 million of LIBOR funding to ten charities to improve support and introduce new services to help older veterans.

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UK personnel depart for NATO Kosovo role

UK personnel depart for NATO Kosovo role

A team of nearly 30 UK troops has left the UK for Southern Europe

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Autonomy on the front line: supplying Armed Forces on the battlefield

Autonomy on the front line: supplying Armed Forces on the battlefield

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin challenges industry and academia to design autonomous systems that can resupply our front-line troops.

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Joint statement: India UK Defence Partnership

Joint statement: India UK Defence Partnership

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon met with his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley for the first annual UK-India strategic dialogue.

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Defence Secretary agrees closer cooperation with India

Defence Secretary agrees closer cooperation with India

The Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon visited India this week to strengthen UK-Indian defence and security relations.

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World War 1 Royal Dublin Fusilier's resting place finally marked after almost 100 years

World War 1 Royal Dublin Fusilier's resting place finally marked after almost 100 years

The resting place of an officer of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers has finally been commemorated after almost a century.

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Headley Court team leading ground breaking hip pain research

Headley Court team leading ground breaking hip pain research

A research team from the Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation, Headley Court are leading a major project that could soon help UK military personnel with hip pain.

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World War 1 soldiers finally honoured after over a century

World War 1 soldiers finally honoured after over a century

The resting place of 4 members of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment has finally been marked more than 100 years after they gave their lives for their country.

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World War 1 soldiers finally honoured after over a century

World War 1 soldiers finally honoured after over a century

The resting place of 4 members of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment has finally been marked more than 100 years after they gave their lives for their country.

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Defence minister meets teenagers taking part in pilot Army supercamp

Defence minister meets teenagers taking part in pilot Army supercamp

Defence Minister Earl Howe has met teenagers at the Army’s first ‘Supercamp’, a new initiative which is expected to roll out across the country later this year.

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World War 2 Royal Warwickshire 2nd Lieutenant's grave identified after almost 77 years

World War 2 Royal Warwickshire 2nd Lieutenant's grave identified after almost 77 years

The World War 2 resting place of an officer of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment has finally been identified and marked after almost 77 years.

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Royal Marines to be restructured in line with growing Royal Navy

Royal Marines to be restructured in line with growing Royal Navy

The First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones confirms that the Royal Marines will be restructured to better balance a growing Royal Navy.

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Prince Harry meets Invictus Games hopefuls at UK trials

Prince Harry meets Invictus Games hopefuls at UK trials

The patron of the Games visited wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans trying out for a place on the 2017 UK team

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Armed Forces Minister underlines UK commitment to Africa

Armed Forces Minister underlines UK commitment to Africa

Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning has reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to Africa following a multi-country visit.

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Defence Secretary boosts Welsh jobs on visit to Aston Martin and GDUK

Defence Secretary boosts Welsh jobs on visit to Aston Martin and GDUK

The Defence Secretary today announced a £330 million contract to design the next-generation of battlefield communications on a visit to Wales.

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Showcasing science, technology and innovation at DPRTE

Showcasing science, technology and innovation at DPRTE

Dstl and the Accelerator exhibited at DPRTE on 28 March 2017 showcasing science, technology and innovation.

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Veterans’ Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway went live on 3 April 2017 and is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support.

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Defence Minister unveils new £83 million state of the art logistics site

Defence Minister unveils new £83 million state of the art logistics site

The Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin, has formally opened a huge state-of-the-art £83 million MOD logistics centre in Shropshire.

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British troops continue support to UN South Sudan mission

British troops continue support to UN South Sudan mission

British troops in South Sudan are continuing to support the UN’s efforts to increase stability in the East African nation.

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Royal Fleet Auxiliary's new tanker arrives in UK for customisation work sustaining 300 jobs

Royal Fleet Auxiliary's new tanker arrives in UK for customisation work sustaining 300 jobs

The first of the newest support ships for the Royal Navy, RFA Tidespring, has arrived in Cornwall for customisation, helping to sustain 300 UK jobs.

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Headley Court partners with Loughborough University for research study

Headley Court partners with Loughborough University for research study

The Loughborough University based National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine is collaborating with Headley Court’s Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation (ADMR) on a major project that could help UK military personnel with tendon problems.

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Defence Secretary welcomes US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to the UK for the first time

Defence Secretary welcomes US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to the UK for the first time

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has hosted Jim Mattis on his first visit to the UK as US Secretary of Defense.

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Accelerator face to face meetings: 3 May 2017 in Newport, Wales

Accelerator face to face meetings: 3 May 2017 in Newport, Wales

An opportunity to book a meeting with Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) in Newport, Wales to discuss your research idea.

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Defence Business Services to display Battle of Passchendaele records at this year’s Who Do You Think You Are? Live event

Defence Business Services to display Battle of Passchendaele records  at this year’s Who Do You Think You Are? Live event

Defence Business Services (DBS) will, for the first time, be displaying a complete set of World War 1 service records.

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Bravery of 3 World War 2 soldiers shot for escaping from a POW camp finally recognised after nearly 75 years

Bravery of 3 World War 2 soldiers shot for escaping from a POW camp finally recognised after nearly 75 years

A rededication service for these 3 soldiers has taken place at the Ancona War Cemetery in Italy.

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RAF Akrotiri opens newly renovated runway

RAF Akrotiri opens newly renovated runway

RAF Akrotiri, Britain’s main airbase for operations against Daesh, is now better equipped than ever to combat threats to national security, after the official opening of its newly renovated runway today.

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Joint Forces Command enjoy successful military exercise

Joint Forces Command enjoy successful military exercise

Cross-government working was strengthened in a real world military mission rehearsal.

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Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) testing

Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) testing

Early trials have been conducted as part of the LDEW project. Watch the video of a test laser melting a mortar bomb.

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UK and France strengthen defence cooperation with new weapon system agreement

UK and France strengthen defence cooperation with new weapon system agreement

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin and her French counterpart Laurent Collet-Billon today sign an agreement to explore future missile technologies with MBDA

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Improved mail service ensures loved ones can stay in touch

Improved mail service ensures loved ones can stay in touch

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has announced a new mailing system for friends and family to send letters to personnel around the world.

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Broadband providers drop cancellation fees for Armed Forces personnel

Broadband providers drop cancellation fees for Armed Forces personnel

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has announced that Armed Forces personnel will no longer have to face cancellation fees for their broadband and media packages when posted overseas or to another part of the UK.

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UK’s NATO Southern Air Policing Mission to begin in May

UK’s NATO Southern Air Policing Mission to begin in May

RAF Typhoon fast jets will deploy to Romania from May for the UK's contribution to NATO’s Southern Air Policing mission, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced today.

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Defence Secretary pays tribute to Sikh community

Defence Secretary pays tribute to Sikh community

The British Sikh Association have signed the Armed Forces Covenant alongside Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, during an event to celebrate Vaisakhi - the Sikh New Year.

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal names new jetty for Navy’s giant aircraft carriers

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal names new jetty for Navy’s giant aircraft carriers

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has today officially named the jetty which will house the Royal Navy’s giant new aircraft carriers in Portsmouth.

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Defence Minister and Prince Harry celebrate 200 year relationship with Nepal

Defence Minister and Prince Harry celebrate 200 year relationship with Nepal

To celebrate the bicentenary of UK-Nepal relations, Defence Minister Mark Lancaster attended a ceremony alongside Prince Harry at the Embassy of Nepal this afternoon.

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UK troops arrive in Estonia for major NATO deployment

UK troops arrive in Estonia for major NATO deployment

Around 120 UK troops have arrived in Estonia as part of one of the biggest British deployments to Eastern Europe in decades.

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