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Date Posted: Today, 3:13pm
The Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer seized 2,540kg of hash from a fishing vessel while the warship was on her way through the Arabian Sea. It comes after Dragon took the record for the highest number of successful busts and the total weight of drugs seized by a Royal Navy ship in the Middle East.Flying a routine dawn mission, the crew of the ship’s Wildcat helicopter spotted a suspicious-looking boat from the air.HMS Dragon, wh...
Date Posted: Friday, 15 March 2019 @ 11:10
More than 10,000 military personnel, 35 warships, 5 submarines and 59 aircraft and helicopters from 13 countries will take part in Exercise Joint Warrior until 11 April.The aim of Joint Warrior is to allow the UK’s Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and their allies to conduct joint operations involving different forces and units and against a range of current and future threats.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson MP said:"The UK military is ...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 @ 13:01
The 6-partseries, which followed the journey of a squad of teenage civilians throughtheir transition to become trained soldiers, proved to be a hit with itsChannel 5 audience, primarily because it exposed the viewers to the successesand failures of some great characters and perhaps debunked some of the mythsthat still prevail around the Army’s training system.Lt Col RichHall MBE, Commanding Officer of the College – “We decided r...
Date Posted: Monday, 11 March 2019 @ 16:14
The 3rd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles will be established as a Specialised Infantry Battalion and will begin recruiting in 2019.The 3rd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles will join other members of the Specialist Infantry Group, to complete plans set out in the 2015 Defence Review to establish up to five Specialised Infantry Battalions. These specialised Infantry Battalions are designed to provide expert capacity building and training skills with a fo...
Date Posted: Thursday, 7 March 2019 @ 13:54
The veterans, who all joined the Brigade of Gurkhas before 2007, will benefit from a £15 million (2.2bn Nepali Rupees) increase in the Gurkha Pension Scheme. While the increased remuneration will vary depending on an individual’s circumstances, veterans could receive increases of up to 34% extra in their pensions and with the increases being backdated to 1 January 2016, this means Gurkha pensioners will receive a total of £46m (...
Date Posted: Monday, 4 March 2019 @ 16:24
The Prime Minister has today (4 March 2019) visited Salisbury exactly a year after a chemical weapon was used on the streets of the city to target Sergei and Yulia Skripal.Theresa May visited local businesses and the historic cathedral to be updated on the work being done to help the city recover from the reckless attack.She also met some of those most closely affected by last year’s incidents in Salisbury and Amesbury, including residents ...
Date Posted: Friday, 1 March 2019 @ 11:37
British Forces Resettlement Services were proud to support 4 Regiment RLC Inter Squadron Boxing Night last night, with BFRS team members Rob and Stewart attending. Over the past 3 years the relationship between BFRS and 4 Regiment RLC has got stronger and stronger, and with this the hospitality provided on the night was first class. Rob has attended the past 3 events, and this year took Stewart with him to experience the healthy rivalry...
Date Posted: Thursday, 28 February 2019 @ 13:49
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published more details on the future of DWP jobcentres.Damian Hinds, Minister for Employment (July 2016 to January 2018), said:"We will always make sure that people have the support they need to get into and progress within work. These changes reflect the fact that more people access their benefits online resulting in many of our buildings being underused.""The changes DWP is maki...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 @ 13:57
Four British Royal Navy veterans were awarded France’s highest honour today for their service in helping to liberate France almost 75 years ago.​The French government awarded medals to Denis Haley, Charles Kavanagh, Patrick Reardon and John Nicholls, who all took part in the allied Normandy Landings, as a way of honouring them for risking their lives to secure France’s liberation in the Second World War.Since June 2014, more than six ...
Date Posted: Monday, 25 February 2019 @ 15:33
The third next-generation nuclear deterrence submarine will be named HMS Warspite, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced today, carrying on the tradition of breathing new life into first-generation hunter-killer names.The boat will take her place in the Fleet in the 2030s, alongside HMS Dreadnought, Valiant and a fourth, as yet unnamed, submarine, each carrying Trident nuclear missiles on deterrence patrols for three months at a time.She&r...