The Government of France has told the UK Ministry of Defence that it wishes to recognise the selfless acts of heroism and determination displayed by all surviving veterans of the Normandy landings, and of the wider campaigns to liberate France in 1944, by awarding them with the Legion d’Honneur.
Michael Fallon has met military personnel who are supporting Police Scotland to make the Glasgow Commonwealth Games a success.
More than 2,000 personnel from all 3 services are providing general support to venue security as well as specialist skills such as explosive ordnance disposal support and air security measures similar to those seen during the London 2012 Olympics.
RAF Marham’s 31 Squadron have made final preparations to become the last Tornado GR4 squadron to deploy to Afghanistan.
The unit will deploy, for the fourth time in recent years, to replace IX (Bomber) Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, 95 years after it first arrived in the country, as Wing Commander Richard Yates, Officer Commanding 31 Squadron, explained.
Nearly 100 UK soldiers have travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to help maintain stability ahead of the October elections.
95 members of the Light Dragoons cavalry regiment deployed recently, along with reservists from the Queen’s Own Yeomanry, following the Defence Secretary’s announcement to Parliament in June that the UK would provide extra support to the EU’s peacekeeping mission in Sarajevo.
Voyager flies into Farnborough for the International Air Show as MOD confirms all 9 aircraft have now been delivered to the RAF.
Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Philip Dunne met with members of the crew who had flown the Voyager from its base at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
The UK’s next generation of submarine-hunting Merlin helicopters have entered service with the Royal Navy 4 months earlier than planned and have been put through their paces on exercise in the Atlantic Ocean.
Embarked on HMS Illustrious, the Merlin Mk2 aircraft took part in Exercise Deep Blue, simulating anti-submarine warfare, maritime patrol and casualty evacuation capabilities.
Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/navys-sub-hunting-helicopters-enter-service-early
MOD has published a report setting out plans to manage radium contamination at Dalgety Bay in Fife.
Commissioned by the Ministry of Defence Defence Infrastructure Organisation and endorsed by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the report recommends a number of measures that will address and manage the contamination, so that the local community can continue to use the bay.
A £300 million upgrade will see the world-class defence rehabilitation services currently delivered at Headley Court move to a new and larger facility at Stanford Hall in Loughborough
How will this investment advance the cutting edge treatments already available to injured military personnel?
Secretary of State Philip Hammond talks about the important role the UK has played at the heart of NATO.
This year we mark a number of significant military anniversaries: 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, 70 years since the D-Day landings, 700 years since the Battle of Bannockburn, and 65 years since the founding of NATO.
More than 6,000 kilos of cannabis resin have been seized thanks to a British-led task force.
Australian ship HMAS Darwin has confiscated drugs with an estimated UK street value of around £18 million as part of UK-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.
The history and future of British Aircraft Carriers. How did British engineers build the HMS Queen Elizabeth?