News Articles: April 2019

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Date Posted: Monday, 29 April 2019 @ 12:49
A British soldier was killed in action in October 1944 and for just over 70 years he lay where he fell until his remains were uncovered in 2015. Several years’ worth of research has produced a short list of potential candidates that may help uncover the identity of this brave man.The MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) is searching for male family members of 2 of the potential candidates who were from Manchester....
Date Posted: Friday, 26 April 2019 @ 10:43
A service at the Cenotaph in London has marked Anzac Day, the annual day of remembrance for armed forces personnel from Australia and New Zealand.Representatives of the UK armed forces have paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand personnel at a Dawn Service and during commemoration ceremonies at the Cenotaph and Westminster Abbey.Held annually on 25 April, Anzac Day also marks the anniversary of the first major mil...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 17 April 2019 @ 09:33
The Portsmouth-based frigate – currently the Royal Navy’s Fleet Ready Escort, charged with protecting UK waters – took time during her patrol to hone her ‘quickdraw’ skills: the response of gunners to protect the warship from incoming fast-attack craft.They use a combination of Miniguns – six-barrelled Gatling guns which spew out up to 2,000 rounds a minute – machine-guns and rifles as the last line of de...
Date Posted: Monday, 15 April 2019 @ 14:29
BAESystems Saudi Arabia are Headline Sponsors, Marston Holdings as Bag Sponsorsand over 60 companies such as Jaguar Land Rover Retail, Civil Nuclear Constabularyand ALDI will be exhibiting at the event, with one thing in common… to gainaccess to some of the UKs best talent.The companies who exhibit at the BFRS National Employment & Career Fairs have regional, national and overseasopportunities. Thousands of opportunities will be availa...
Date Posted: Monday, 15 April 2019 @ 09:17
During her time at sea the warship carried out eight successful raids on drugs smugglers, capturing narcotics weighing a whopping 18,250kg more than the weight of five of her one embarked Wildcat helicopter with an estimated value of £145m million.HMS Dragon deployed from Portsmouth on the 17th September 2018 and has spent the last seven months deployed on Operation Kipion in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean.Commander Michael Carter-Quinn, Com...
Date Posted: Friday, 12 April 2019 @ 11:57
Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent.The management of convicted terrorist offenders has also been strengthened with stricter notification requirements.It is now illegal to recklessly express support for, or publish images of flags, emblems or clothing in...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 @ 13:47
Brocklesby – crewed by sailors from Portsmouth’s 2nd Mine Countermeasures Squadron – and HMS Shoreham – from the 1st Squadron, based in Faslane – spent two days working with Gulf state’s navy, making a welcome change from their normal mine warfare patrols and training.Beyond keeping the crucial sea lanes of the Gulf region open and free of any underwater explosive devices, Britain’s four minehunters stati...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 @ 15:42
Personnel from the Commando Logistics Regiment paraded for a little over a mile from the bank of the River Taw on the edge of the small market town to its centre… and back again in a loop.The regiment provides all the rearward services the Royal Marines require: fuel, engineering support, medics and first-aid posts, ammunition, spare parts – basically anything 3 Commando Brigade needs to sustain itself in the field.The regiment has b...
Date Posted: Monday, 8 April 2019 @ 12:36
A new recruit has been welcomed into the ranks of the The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) who provide security at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down.Police Dog (PD) Meti has been licensed to join the force after passing a rigorous eight-week training course. The two-year-old German Shepherd was tested across a range of skills and abilities for his policing role essential for the safety and security of people and ...
Date Posted: Monday, 1 April 2019 @ 12:47
The minimum wage has reversed the pre-1999 trend of pay growth inequality. Last year the lowest-paid workers earned £2.70 per hour more in real terms than if there had been no minimum wage - £5,000 a year for a full-time workers  30% of workers have benefited either directly or indirectly from the minimum wage – with up to 7 million individuals a year feeling the benefits. The LPC has not found significant negative effects ...
Date Posted: Monday, 1 April 2019 @ 10:31
Full-time workers receiving National Living Wage will be more than £2,750 better off a year compared to 2015, when the rate was first announced The National Living Wage will go up today by the highest rate since it was first introduced, increasing by almost 5% to £8.21 per hour 2.1 million workers set to benefit from minimum wage increases, including almost 800,000 retail and hospitality workers Increases to the minimum wage rates for...