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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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£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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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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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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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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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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Army's future is secure in Brecon

Army's future is secure in Brecon

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon confirmed that the Army’s future is secure in Brecon during a visit to the Welsh town today.

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Jetty completion marks major milestone in Carrier works

Jetty completion marks major milestone in Carrier works

Work to ready a historic jetty at Her Majesty’s Naval Dockyard Portsmouth for the arrival of the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy has been completed.

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British military chief welcomes largest number of female Afghan officer graduates

British military chief welcomes largest number of female Afghan officer graduates

The UK’s second most senior military officer has hailed the important role Afghan women play in defending their country.

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MOD to attend Who Do You Think You Are live 2017

MOD to attend Who Do You Think You Are live 2017

Experts from Defence Business Services (DBS) within the MOD are to attend the Who Do You Think You Are live event at the NEC, Birmingham.

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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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Defence Secretary meets Apprentices working on nuclear submarines as new Training Facility announced

Defence Secretary meets Apprentices working on nuclear submarines as new Training Facility announced

Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon today met apprentices working on Britain’s new submarines who will benefit from a new £25 million Apprentice Training Facility at Barrow-in-Furness.

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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’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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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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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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UK and Egypt continue to tackle joint threats

UK and Egypt continue to tackle joint threats

The Defence Secretary and Chief of the Defence Staff have reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to tackle regional security threats alongside Egypt.

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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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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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Defence Secretary marks Australia Day

Defence Secretary marks Australia Day

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has underlined the UK’s Defence ties with Australia while marking the country’s national day.

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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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