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Britain leads first ever European conference on veterans mental health

Britain leads first ever European conference on veterans mental health

Ministers and senior military officials from six European countries have gathered in London to discuss mental health issues affecting veterans.

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Futuristic super thin metal could create ‘solar panel shirts’

Futuristic super thin metal could create ‘solar panel shirts’

New semi-conductor material could be used in clothing to provide solar charging capability

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Defence Minister visits world leader in tactical military bridges

Defence Minister visits world leader in tactical military bridges

Defence Minister Guto Bebb has seen first-hand how the MOD is boosting regional economies across the country after he visited one of Britain’s leading military suppliers.

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Dstl forensic experts put 'revenge plotter' behind bars

Dstl forensic experts put 'revenge plotter' behind bars

Specialists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory provide evidence which secured conviction in West Yorkshire 'revenge' case

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Four unknown soldiers killed during WW1 are laid to rest with full military honours

Four unknown soldiers killed during WW1 are laid to rest with full military honours

Four unknown soldiers have finally been laid to rest after they were killed during World War 1. The four soldiers were buried earlier today (Wednesday 13 June) in France.

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UK and Poland defence ministers hold their first meeting

UK and Poland defence ministers hold their first meeting

During Sebastian Chwalek’s inaugural visit to the United Kingdom in his new role as Deputy Minister for the Polish Ministry of National Defence, the pair held the first Defence Capability and Industrial Dialogue and discussed working together on future procurement projects.

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Minister for Defence Procurement visits JFC

Minister for Defence Procurement visits JFC

On 4 June 2018, Guto Bebb, Minister for Defence Procurement, visited Joint Forces Command (JFC) to meet with General Sir Chris Deverell,Commander JFC, and staff.

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Sir Simon Gass appointed Commandant Royal College of Defence Studies

Sir Simon Gass appointed Commandant Royal College of Defence Studies

Air Marshal Edward Stringer, Director General Joint Force Development, welcomes Sir Simon Gass as the newly appointed Commandant Royal College of Defence Studies.

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The Military division of the Queen's birthday honours list 2018

The Military division of the Queen's birthday honours list 2018

111 defence personnel have been granted state honours by Her Majesty the Queen in the annual Birthday Honours List.

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Defence Secretary announces new UK deployments

Defence Secretary announces new UK deployments

UK jets to deploy to Iceland and Bosnia & Herzegovina and 40 troops to Bosnia

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Defence Medical Services (Whittington) Field Gun Crew battles it out at HMS Collingwood

Defence Medical Services (Whittington) Field Gun Crew battles it out at HMS Collingwood

On Saturday 2 June 2018, the DMS (Whittington) Field Gun Crew competed in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Field Gun Competition at HMS Collingwood.

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Britain’s most advanced jets touch down on home soil

Britain’s most advanced jets touch down on home soil

The first of Britain’s next-generation fighter jets have arrived home two months ahead of schedule in a major milestone for the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.

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D Day veterans invited to register for 75th Anniversary

D Day veterans invited to register for 75th Anniversary

On the 74th anniversary of the Normandy Landings veterans of D-Day are invited to register to take part in commemorations planned for June 2019

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Defence Secretary meets with counterparts at Singapore's Shangri la Dialogue

Defence Secretary meets with counterparts at Singapore's Shangri la Dialogue

The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Defence was in Singapore to attend the Shangri-la Dialogue organised by the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

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Soldiers begin training on first sports facility delivered for Army Basing Programme

Soldiers begin training on first sports facility delivered for Army Basing Programme

An all-weather pitch is one of the assets being delivered at Perham Down, Wiltshire, to help soldiers live, work and train.

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Ready for F 35s: runway resurfaced at RAF Marham

Ready for F 35s: runway resurfaced at RAF Marham

Preparations for the arrival of the UK’s new F-35 multi-role combat aircraft have taken a major step forward with the completion of resurfacing work on the secondary runway at RAF Marham.

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Two World War 1 Majors have finally been identified a century later

Two World War 1 Majors have finally been identified a century later

The resting places of 2 World War 1 Majors have been marked 100 years after their deaths in the great war.

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Two World War 1 Majors have finally been identified a century later

Two World War 1 Majors have finally been identified a century later

The resting places of 2 World War 1 Majors have been marked 100 years after their deaths in the great war.

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First plot stone unveiled at new service accomodation site in Wiltshire

First plot stone unveiled at new service accomodation site in Wiltshire

A ‘First Plot’ commemorative stone was unveiled at the latest service accommodation construction site at Bulford, Wiltshire.

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The injured troops revolutionising motorsport visit The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

The injured troops revolutionising motorsport visit The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

A team of injured servicemen who are looking to make motorsport history have returned to The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Headley Court, years after receiving support and treatment following their injuries.

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Lord Duncan participates in RAF100 Baton Relay in Edinburgh

Lord Duncan participates in RAF100 Baton Relay in Edinburgh

UK Government Minister Lord Duncan took part in a ceremonial procession on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile for the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary celebrations

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Defence Secretary praises troops about to embark on countering elephant and rhino poaching operation

Defence Secretary praises troops about to embark on countering elephant and rhino poaching operation

Gavin Williamson has praised British Army personnel who are preparing to train park rangers in Malawi in techniques that will help them protect African elephants and for the first time, black rhinos from poachers.

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British Army’s new air defence missile blasts airborne target by Baltic Sea

British Army’s new air defence missile blasts airborne target by Baltic Sea

A brand-new missile system at the heart of the British Army’s future air defences has completed its first successful firing trials, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

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Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference 2018

Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference 2018

Defence minister calls for international community to hold to account those who use chemical weapons

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Upcoming competition launch

Upcoming competition launch

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will be launching a new competition later this year.

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Defence Minister welcomes first of new carrier ready helicopter fleet

Defence Minister welcomes first of new carrier ready helicopter fleet

Defence Minister Guto Bebb has today announced the delivery of the first of a fleet of new helicopters designed for Royal Marine aircraft carrier operations.

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Defence Secretary expands Army reserve numbers in Northern Ireland

Defence Secretary expands Army reserve numbers in Northern Ireland

The number of Army reserves in Northern Ireland will increase by nearly 200, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

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£850m Sea Ceptor missile system enters service with Royal Navy

£850m Sea Ceptor missile system enters service with Royal Navy

A world-class missile system that will protect the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers has officially entered service, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced today.

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Prime Minister praises Royal Air Force at Centenary Reception

Prime Minister praises Royal Air Force at Centenary Reception

The Prime Minister Theresa May, has welcomed members of the Military to No10 to mark the Centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF.)

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Wreaths laid to honour sacrifice of British peacekeepers

Wreaths laid to honour sacrifice of British peacekeepers

The UK Armed Forces’ contribution to peacekeeping with the United Nations over seven decades has been marked with a ceremony at the Cenotaph in London.

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Dstl ranked in the Top 100 employers for school leavers...again!

Dstl ranked in the Top 100 employers for school leavers...again!

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been ranked among the UK’s top 100 employers for school leavers for the third year in a row, while one of our apprentices also received an award.

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Flagship AI Lab announced as Defence Secretary hosts first meet between British and American defence innovators

Flagship AI Lab announced as Defence Secretary hosts first meet between British and American defence innovators

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the launch of a new artificial intelligence hub as he hosted the first ever joint US-UK Defence Innovation Board meeting yesterday (21 May) to explore important areas of co-operation that will maintain military edge into the future.

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Underpinning data science – request for information

Underpinning data science – request for information

As part of a significant new research project, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is looking to work with industry suppliers to develop fundamental capabilities in data science.

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UK poised for take off on ambitious Defence Space Strategy with personnel boost

UK poised for take off on ambitious Defence Space Strategy with personnel boost

As the UK space sector’s world-leading experts gather for the first ever UK Defence Space Conference, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced the launch of the UK’s first Defence Space Strategy and pledged an uplift in expertise to ensure we remain at the forefront of the space domain.

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Armed Forces proud to take part in Royal Wedding

Armed Forces proud to take part in Royal Wedding

Members of the Armed Forces perform ceremonial duties at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle.

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LOGNET 18 1: Modernising Defence Logistics

LOGNET 18 1: Modernising Defence Logistics

LOGNET is the Ministry of Defence’s logistics support enterprise engagement and future development event, the next of which is planned on the 7 and 8 June 2018.

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Iron Age and Roman evidence found at Corunna Barracks Ludgershall

Iron Age and Roman evidence found at Corunna Barracks Ludgershall

The remains of a Romano- British cemetery and a small section of Iron Age ditch have been identified on land within the fence-line at a former Army barracks in Ludgershall.

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Defence Minister visits UK flagship of NATO maritime group in Georgia

Defence Minister visits UK flagship of NATO maritime group in Georgia

HMS Duncan is currently on deployment to the Black Seas

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New Chief Executive for defence Non Departmental Public Body

New Chief Executive for defence Non Departmental Public Body

The Board of the Single Source Regulations Office has appointed a new Chief Executive

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DIO puts Commercial Strategy into action with Clyde Construction Framework

DIO puts Commercial Strategy into action with  Clyde Construction Framework

A flagship 10 year construction framework has been awarded today by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

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Defence Minister launches new military ‘FireDragon’ fuel production line

Defence Minister launches new military ‘FireDragon’ fuel production line

Defence Minister Guto Bebb has officially launched a brand-new production line for the world’s first solid bio-ethanol fuel, FireDragon.

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Britain and France Sign Agreement for Test Pilot Exchange

Britain and France Sign Agreement for Test Pilot Exchange

First Defence Ministerial Council takes place in Paris

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Andy Adams appointed as the Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police

Andy Adams appointed as the Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police

Following an external competition, the Secretary of State has approved the appointment of Andy Adams as the Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP).

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British army officer killed during WW1 is honoured as he is laid to rest

British army officer killed during WW1 is honoured as he is laid to rest

2nd Lieutenant Eric Henderson has finally been laid to rest at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Oak Dump Cemetery, near Ypres in Belgium.

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New stealth jets set to arrive home in Britain

New stealth jets set to arrive home in Britain

Britain’s next generation of fighter jets will start arriving at their new home early next month, the Defence Secretary has announced.

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