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2017 post season air display symposium

2017 post season air display symposium

Military Aviation Authority in collaboration with Civilian Aviation Authority and British Air Display Association delivered post-season air display symposium.

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Defence Secretary in Doha as multi billion pound jet contract with Qatar is signed

Defence Secretary in Doha as multi billion pound jet contract with Qatar is signed

A multi-billion pound contract to supply Qatar with 24 Typhoon aircraft has been signed today, supporting thousands of British manufacturing jobs.

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Queen welcomes Royal Navy's largest ever ship into the fleet

Queen welcomes Royal Navy's largest ever ship into the fleet

Her Majesty The Queen has commissioned the UK’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy.

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UK bolsters defence ties in the Western Balkans

UK bolsters defence ties in the Western Balkans

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has visited Kosovo and Serbia to commemorate the past and discuss future defence cooperation.

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UK TROOPS AWARDED UN MEDALS FOR SOUTH SUDAN PEACEKEEPING MISSION

UK TROOPS AWARDED UN MEDALS FOR SOUTH SUDAN PEACEKEEPING MISSION

Over 100 British soldiers on a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan have been awarded their UN medals.

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New fingerprint chemical to ‘make it much harder for criminals to escape justice’, Defence Minister announces

New fingerprint chemical to ‘make it much harder for criminals to escape justice’, Defence Minister announces

Cutting-edge fingerprint technology aimed at targeting criminals has been unveiled by Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin today.

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MSPs discover more about life in the naval service

MSPs discover more about life in the naval service

A cross party group of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) discovered more about life in the naval service at Royal Marines Condor, Arbroath, today.

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HMS Sutherland to deploy to Asia Pacific, Defence Secretary announces on board

HMS Sutherland to deploy to Asia Pacific, Defence Secretary announces on board

The UK will send a second warship to the Asia Pacific region to strengthen relations with allies in the area.

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Defence Minister returns to Chelmsford to announce £18m contract to support Royal Navy radar systems

Defence Minister returns to Chelmsford to announce £18m contract to support Royal Navy radar systems

Visiting BAE Systems’ Great Baddow site today, Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced a new £18 million contract to support the Royal Navy’s air defence fleet and sustain Chelmsford jobs.

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Afghan National Army Officer Academy celebrates 10th graduation

Afghan National Army Officer Academy celebrates 10th graduation

Over 3,000 Afghan Officer Cadets have passed out of the elite academy since 2014.

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Mystery of 2 unknown British soldiers finally solved

Mystery of 2 unknown British soldiers finally solved

The graves of 2 British soldiers killed during World War 2 have finally be rededicated

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Defence Minister visits small Ipswich company which has played big part in Britain’s new aircraft carriers

Defence Minister visits small Ipswich company which has played big part in Britain’s new aircraft carriers

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin has paid a visit to a small Ipswich-based company who have played a key role in the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy.

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Military Aviation Authorities (MAA) certification of the P 8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol aircraft

Military Aviation Authorities (MAA) certification of the P 8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol aircraft

This article focuses on the MAA certification of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol aircraft, prior to it entering front line service.

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UK and France increase security cooperation in the Channel

UK and France increase security cooperation in the Channel

In his first bilateral meeting in the UK with French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has agreed to increase maritime intelligence sharing.

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The British Army combat the illegal trade in wildlife by partnering with African parks and the Malawian Department of National Parks and Wildlife

The British Army combat the illegal trade in wildlife by partnering with African parks and the Malawian Department of National Parks and Wildlife

This summer, a team of seven British soldiers deployed to Liwonde National Park in Malawi to support African Parks’ rangers counter-poaching effort.

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Queen to commission namesake aircraft carrier in just three weeks, Defence Secretary announces on flight deck

Queen to commission namesake aircraft carrier in just three weeks, Defence Secretary announces on flight deck

Her Majesty the Queen will formally commission her namesake aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, into the Royal Navy fleet in just three weeks’ time.

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UK EXTENDS SUPPORT TO PEACEKEEPING IN SOUTH SUDAN

UK EXTENDS SUPPORT TO PEACEKEEPING IN SOUTH SUDAN

The UK is extending the deployment of Royal Engineers to the UN Mission in South Sudan for an additional year, until April 2020.

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UK EXTENDS SUPPORT TO PEACEKEEPING IN SOUTH SUDAN

UK EXTENDS SUPPORT TO PEACEKEEPING IN SOUTH SUDAN

The UK is extending the deployment of Royal Engineers to the UN Mission in South Sudan for an additional year, until April 2020.

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UK and Australia step up defence relationship as ministers meet

UK and Australia step up defence relationship as ministers meet

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin has been in Australia this week discussing defence equipment in the face of intensifying threats.

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RAF continue to strike a retreating Daesh

RAF continue to strike a retreating Daesh

Daesh terrorists are in rapid retreat as the RAF continues to strike them in both Iraq and Syria.

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DCDC hosts Northern Group working group

DCDC hosts Northern Group working group

The first meeting of the Northern Group Centre for Conceptual Thinking took place at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

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Armed Forces Minister reinforces UK support to Gibraltar

Armed Forces Minister reinforces UK support to Gibraltar

Minister for the Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, arrives in Gibraltar today.

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UK steps up commitment to European security

UK steps up commitment to European security

The UK is increasing its commitment to European security as the Defence Secretary announces a package of support to stand by our allies.

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Statement from Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson

Statement from Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson

Statement from Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson

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Science and tech at core of defence as Minister launches new strategy in Birmingham

Science and tech at core of defence as Minister launches new strategy in Birmingham

Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin has today launched a new Science and Technology Strategy to counter evolving threats and adapt to rapidly changing technology.

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British soldiers arrive in Estonia

British soldiers arrive in Estonia

1st Battalion The Royal Welsh have deployed to Estonia

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New plans for Armed Forces flexible working reach the Commons

New plans for Armed Forces flexible working reach the Commons

New steps to make military life more flexible in order to attract and retain the best talent will be heard in the House of Commons today.

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Defence Secretary visits Tyneside shipyard as industry develops plans for new frigates

Defence Secretary visits Tyneside shipyard as industry develops plans for new frigates

As part of his nationwide tour of UK shipyards, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon paid a visit to A&P Tyne near Newcastle today, one of the yards that could be involved in building a new class of ships for the Royal Navy.

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Defence Secretary commits to boost diversity in the Armed Forces

Defence Secretary commits to boost diversity in the Armed Forces

The Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, today committed to boosting diversity in the Armed Forces during a visit to the Royal Navy’s London Reserve unit at HMS President.

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UK hosts international nuclear disarmament verification exercise

UK hosts international nuclear disarmament verification exercise

The UK has successfully hosted an innovative international nuclear disarmament verification exercise between nuclear and non-nuclear weapons states.

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Exercise Cambrian Patrol testing the best from around the world

Exercise Cambrian Patrol testing the best from around the world

Exercise Cambrian Patrol is an annual test of troop’s military skills. It is seen by many as the most challenging event of its kind that there is.

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UK steps up role as the fight against Daesh evolves

UK steps up role as the fight against Daesh evolves

UK forces deployed at Al Asad Air Base will train further forward and provide increased force protection for UK personnel in and around coalition bases as Daesh continues its retreat across Iraq and Syria.

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MOD Veterans UK welcomes Prince Harry to Blackpool in a visit marking 25 years of helpline support

MOD Veterans UK welcomes Prince Harry to Blackpool in a visit marking 25 years of helpline support

His Royal Highness Prince Harry was today welcomed by staff from MOD Veterans UK, part of Defence Business Services, in a visit marking 25 years of the Veterans UK Helpline Service at their Norcross site near Blackpool.

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New frigates opportunity for Ferguson as Defence Secretary visits

New frigates opportunity for Ferguson as Defence Secretary visits

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has paid a visit to Glasgow’s Ferguson shipyard as industry develops plans for a brand new class of frigates for the Royal Navy.

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Defence Secretary welcomes liberation of Raqqah

Defence Secretary welcomes liberation of Raqqah

As the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) formally announce that Raqqah has been liberated from Daesh, the Defence Secretary has welcomed the news but cautioned there is more to do.

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New Navy ship named in Glasgow

New Navy ship named in Glasgow

A new Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) has been named in Scotland today.

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

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

Two fallen World War 1 soldiers have finally had a rededication service a century after their loss of life.

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Royal Air Force squadrons recognised for gallantry

Royal Air Force squadrons recognised for gallantry

The MOD has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the award of Battle Honours to squadrons of Her Majesty’s Royal Air Force.

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Defence Secretary and Prince Harry Award Gold to Supportive Employers

Defence Secretary and Prince Harry Award Gold to Supportive Employers

HRH Prince Henry of Wales has presented thirty-three UK employers with an Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award.

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Ministry of Defence and Royal Foundation launch new partnership to improve mental health

Ministry of Defence and Royal Foundation launch new partnership to improve mental health

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon have launched a new partnership to improve the mental health of current and former Armed Forces personnel.

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New Chair of the Defence Science Expert Committee appointed

New Chair of the Defence Science Expert Committee appointed

The Ministry of Defence's Chief Scientific Advisor has announced the appointment of Professor Hugh Griffiths as the new Chair of the Defence Science Expert Committee.

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UK sign Le Bourget Momentum at the Paris Air Show

UK sign Le Bourget Momentum at the Paris Air Show

Defence Safety Authority Chief Technical Officer signed the Le Bourget Momentum on behalf of the Military Aviation Authority.

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Operational Honours and Awards List September 2017

Operational Honours and Awards List September 2017

A number of members of the Armed Forces have been named in the latest Operational Honours and Awards List.

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WW2 fusilier's grave rededicated 74 years after his death

WW2 fusilier's grave rededicated 74 years after his death

World War 2 resting place of Edward Graham, has finally been identified and rededicated.

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UK team returns following major success at the Invictus Games

UK team returns following major success at the Invictus Games

The team won 87 medals at the only international event specifically for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans.

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