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SJFHQ undertake valuable maritime familiarisation visit to HMNB Devonport

SJFHQ undertake valuable maritime familiarisation visit to HMNB Devonport

Personnel from the Standing Joint Force Headquarters visit HMNB Devonport to expand their knowledge of how the Royal Navy and Royal Marines operate.

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UK troops on NATO mission join Estonian national celebration

UK troops on NATO mission join Estonian national celebration

UK Armed Forces in Estonia have taken part in celebrations to mark the country’s Independence Day.

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PM call with Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia: 23 February 2017

PM call with Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia: 23 February 2017

Theresa May spoke to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about stability in the Middle East, Brexit and a free trade agreement.

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Queens Park Rangers sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Queens Park Rangers sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Championship football team QPR are kicking unfairness towards the military out of football, by becoming the first London football league club to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

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MOD signs £146 million contract to upgrade RAF’s long range missile

MOD signs £146 million contract to upgrade RAF’s long range missile

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin has today announced a £146 million contract with MBDA to regenerate an air-launched missile, alongside her French counterpart Laurent Collet-Billon.

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Welsh company wins £82M contract on global stage

Welsh company wins £82M contract on global stage

Leading the UK delegation at the IDEX trade show in Abu Dhabi, Minister Harriett Baldwin has announced the award of an innovative £82 million contract to Welsh company Qioptiq, who provide support for vital surveillance and targeting equipment to our UK Armed Forces.

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Defence Secretary: Britain committed to leading European security

Defence Secretary: Britain committed to leading European security

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has confirmed that Britain is firmly committed to European security, with the UK’s NATO deployments this year demonstrating its resolve.

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Defence Secretary calls on NATO to be fitter, faster, more agile

Defence Secretary calls on NATO to be fitter, faster, more agile

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has called on NATO to modernise its structures in order to make itself faster at dealing with current and future threats, such as terrorism and cyber.

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UK’s global role reinforced in new International Defence Engagement Strategy

UK’s global role reinforced in new International Defence Engagement Strategy

Britain’s diplomatic and military strength abroad will help enhance UK security and prosperity, the Defence and Foreign Secretaries announced today.

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UK urges Coalition to maintain momentum against Daesh

UK urges Coalition to maintain momentum against Daesh

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has urged Coalition partners to maintain the momentum that is defeating Daesh in Iraq and Syria, at today’s meeting of Defence Ministers.

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NATO must improve agility and spend, Defence Secretary urges

NATO must improve agility and spend, Defence Secretary urges

NATO must become more agile and share burdens if it is to tackle growing threats, the Defence Secretary will say today during his first meeting with his American counterpart.

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Defence Secretary to attend NATO meeting of Defence Ministers

Defence Secretary to attend NATO meeting of Defence Ministers

Deputy UK Ambassador to NATO, Paul Johnston, announces that Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, will meet new US Defence Secretary Mattis at NATO Defence Ministerial

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UK Defence companies step up globally at Aero India 2017

UK Defence companies step up globally at Aero India 2017

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin leads UK delegation at trade show Aero India as UK and India focus on partnership, investment and technology.

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The Armed Forces Covenant working on the ground through Eastern England VAPC

The Armed Forces Covenant working on the ground through Eastern England VAPC

Eastern England Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee (VAPC) assists a young solider to register at his local doctors surgery.

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Britain, coalition and Iraqi forces to maintain momentum in campaign against Daesh, Defence Secretary says

Britain, coalition and Iraqi forces to maintain momentum in campaign against Daesh, Defence Secretary says

Operations to liberate western Mosul will begin within weeks, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has confirmed.

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Britain and Cyprus Step Up Defence Co Operation

Britain and Cyprus Step Up Defence Co Operation

The UK and Cyprus will step up co-operation in areas including maritime security and officer training under a new Defence programme.

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War Pension Scheme payments increases from April 2017

War Pension Scheme payments increases from April 2017

New rates of pensions and allowances payable under the War Pension Scheme.

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War Pension Scheme payments increases from April 2017

War Pension Scheme payments increases from April 2017

New rates of pensions and allowances payable under the War Pension Scheme.

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MOD builds links with SMEs in North East

MOD builds links with SMEs in North East

Minister Harriett Baldwin visited Newcastle today to build links with regional SMEs who play a key role in equipping the UK’s Armed Forces

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Britain and Italy stand together to tackle security threats

Britain and Italy stand together to tackle security threats

The Defence Secretary has underlined Britain and Italy’s close defence partnership on NATO and EU operations during talks in Rome.

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Thousands of students will benefit from new cadet units backed by £50 million Government plan

Thousands of students will benefit from new cadet units backed by £50 million Government plan

25 schools are to create new cadet units under the Government-sponsored Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP).

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PM meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: 6 February 2017

PM meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: 6 February 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May met with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and discussed free trade, security and Iran.

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Innovative uses of data for defence staff: apply for funding

Innovative uses of data for defence staff: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £6 million to investigate new ways of using data to improve decision-making in defence.

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Defence Secretary praises 'good partners' Croatia during visit

Defence Secretary praises 'good partners' Croatia during visit

The Defence Secretary has praised Croatia’s commitment to NATO operations and wider peacekeeping exercises during a ministerial visit.

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Social hub takes shape at Worthy Down

Social hub takes shape at Worthy Down

Building work on the Catering, Retail and Leisure (CRL) facility on the site of the new Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA) at Worthy Down, has been completed.

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Defence Minister visits a hub for Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier Programme

Defence Minister visits a hub for Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier Programme

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin has visited Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, home of the Royal Navy’s Merlin helicopters.

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Royal Marines Future "Secure" in Scotland

Royal Marines Future

The Defence Secretary said today that the future of the Royal Marines in Scotland is secure.

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Defence Secretary hails global outlook of Midlothian naval engineers

Defence Secretary hails global outlook of Midlothian naval engineers

The Defence Secretary hailed the global outlook of a Midlothian-based world leader in naval innovation, design and manufacture today.

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UK invests in new submarine training school on the Clyde

UK invests in new submarine training school on the Clyde

Defence Secretary announces near £4 million milestone in the building of a single UK hub for Royal Navy’s submarine service at HMNB Clyde.

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Defence Minister meets poppy producing veterans going for gold

Defence Minister meets poppy producing veterans going for gold

The Poppy Factory, and their new CEO, seek award as Defence Minister Earl Howe visits headquarters in Richmond.

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Service personnel want greater choice on where they get to live

Service personnel want greater choice on where they get to live

Service personnel want greater choice in deciding where they live, according to a survey on what the Future Accommodation Model for the Armed Forces should look like.

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Presentation slides from the Accelerator Enduring Challenge launch event

Presentation slides from the Accelerator Enduring Challenge launch event

A launch event for the Enduring Challenge was held for science and technology providers on 26 January 2017.

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Iraq Afghanistan Memorial to be unveiled in London

Iraq Afghanistan Memorial to be unveiled in London

Her Majesty The Queen will unveil a new memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, at a service on Thursday 9 March

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UK and Jordan standing shoulder to shoulder in fight against Daesh

UK and Jordan standing shoulder to shoulder in fight against Daesh

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has praised the crucial role Jordan plays in the fight against Daesh, following a meeting today with His Majesty King Abdullah II.

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Royal Air Force playing major role in world's premier air combat exercise

Royal Air Force playing major role in world's premier air combat exercise

The world's premier air combat exercise is underway in Nevada, USA, with the Royal Air Force training alongside US and Australian counterparts.

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Armed Forces Minister confirms increase in support to Afghanistan

Armed Forces Minister confirms increase in support to Afghanistan

Britain’s increased support to Afghanistan is already helping the country to build a more secure and stable future, Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning has announced.

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MOD partners with industry to promote UK prosperity

MOD partners with industry to promote UK prosperity

In the week the UK’s Industrial Strategy was announced, Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin met with Boeing International president Marc Allen to mark the successes of a joint initiative to build UK prosperity and growth agreed last year.

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UK and US strengthen maritime aviation cooperation

UK and US strengthen maritime aviation cooperation

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin signs a Maritime Patrol Aircraft declaration with the US.

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Iconic Sea King XZ593 gifted to Falkand Islands Museum and National Trust

Iconic Sea King  XZ593 gifted to Falkand Islands Museum and National Trust

Spectators witnessed Sea King helicopter XZ593 being transported to Stanley Airport, Falkland Islands, by Chinook on 14 January 2017.

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Chief of the Defence Staff strengthens UK – Romania Defence ties

Chief of the Defence Staff strengthens UK – Romania Defence ties

Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach has reaffirmed the UK’s Defence relationship with Romania.

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X Forces strengthens Covenant commitment to create more business success stories

X Forces strengthens Covenant commitment to create more business success stories

Social enterprise helping those leaving military to start their own businesses renews support to Armed Forces Covenant.

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UK To Expand Support To Ukraine’s Armed Forces

UK To Expand Support To Ukraine’s Armed Forces

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has reaffirmed the United Kingdom's commitment to Ukraine

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First phase of hundreds of new service family homes complete at Tidworth

First phase of hundreds of new service family homes complete at Tidworth

The first tranche of hundreds of new service family homes being built in Tidworth has been completed.

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Crowsnest helicopter surveillance deal to protect carriers sustains 200 high skilled UK jobs

Crowsnest helicopter surveillance deal to protect carriers sustains 200 high skilled UK jobs

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announces £269M deal for Crowsnest system to protect new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

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Covenant means coding careers for military community as Amazon Web Services sign up

Covenant means coding careers for military community as Amazon Web Services sign up

Amazon Web Services (AWS) signs the Armed Forces Covenant and pledges to support veterans and their families, as part of a scheme to educate young British adults on the latest computing technology.

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