News Articles: February 2020

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Date Posted: Tuesday, 25 February 2020 @ 08:16
19 February 2020 11:23Congratulations to Captain Rosie Wild, who has just becomethe first woman to pass P Company, the All Arms Pre Parachute Selection. The course is one of the most gruelling challenges for soldiers toundertake. Although several attempts have been made by women, who have beeninvited to complete the course since the mid-1990s, Capt Wild is the first topass. Brigadier John Clark, Commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, said...
Date Posted: Monday, 24 February 2020 @ 09:37
Source : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/visions-for-strategic-command-outlined-during-inaugural-rusi-conferenceDefence leaders have laidout their vision for the UK’s new Strategic Command, putting cyber security andnew technologies at the heart of the military.Published18 February 2020From:Ministry of Defence and Strategic Command Minister for the ArmedForces, James Heappeyspeaking at the RUSIConference. MOD CrownCopyrigh...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 @ 13:40
Top officials from around a dozencountries have gathered for the talks.16th February 2020 at 11:48amForeign ministers and other top officialsfrom around a dozen countries are meeting in Germany to continue the push forLibyan peace.It comes after countries withinterests in its civil war agreed to honour an arms embargo and support a fullceasefire.Meeting on the sidelines of the MunichSecurity Conference, Germany and the United Nations ar...
Date Posted: Monday, 17 February 2020 @ 09:30
British Armypersonnel have deployed to assist civil authorities with the provision of floodrelief to local communities in West YorkshirePublished 15February 2020 From: Ministryof Defence and TheRt Hon Ben Wallace MPArmypersonnel aiding the Environment Agency in Ilkley and Calderdale. CrowncopyrightWith Storm Dennisexpected to bring heavy rainfall, 75 personnel from 4th Battalion, RoyalRegiment of Scotland, will be aiding the Environment Agency in...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 11 February 2020 @ 13:49
Four F-35 Lightning jets have completed night landings in HMS Queen Elizabeth flying over UK waters on operational training.Published 7 February 2020From: Ministry of Defence and The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MPExercise Lightning Fury training over the North Sea is aimed at ensuring 207 Squadron achieves essential carrier flying and Landing Signals Officer (LSO) supervisory qualifications.The exercise builds on successful trials completed on last year&r...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 11 February 2020 @ 10:05
Cable Telecommunications Training Services (CTTS) a regular exhibitor at the BFRS Employment and training fairs has won an award from BT/Openreach. CTTS is a tier 1 supplier to Openreach, delivering training to Openreach employees. We also deliver accreditation training to its suppliers providing licensing to work on the Openreach One Fibre Network and Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) scheme .CTTS has been delivering award winning resettlemen...
Date Posted: Monday, 10 February 2020 @ 08:08
The Millies are awarded for inspiring individual and collective achievements from within the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air ForcePublished 7 February 2020From: Ministry of Defence and The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MPThe Sun Military Awards - otherwise known as the Millies - have recognised incredible acts of heroism and resilience within the Armed Forces for the twelfth year running at a red-carpet ceremony at London’s Banqueting House.The crew of...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 February 2020 @ 07:59
Defence MinisterAnne-Marie Trevelyan travelled to South Sudan to present medals to the finalrotation of personnel as Pakistan takes over the engineer task groupPublished 30January 2020 From: Ministryof Defence and Anne-MarieTrevelyan MP Minster for the Armed Forces Anne-Marie Trevelyanreceiving the salute  Over the lastfour years the UK has had 300 personnel deployed to the UN mission in SouthSudan. This highly successful deployment has buil...
Date Posted: Monday, 3 February 2020 @ 08:51
British F-35B Lightning jets have flown from the decks of HMS QueenElizabeth in UK waters, the first time fighter jets have operated from aBritish carrier in home waters in a decade. HMS Queen Elizabeth is in the NorthSea, conducting Carrier Qualification for Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilotsfrom the UK Lightning Force, based out of RAF Marham in Norfolk.The jets are flying daily to and from the ship’s 4.5-acredeck, giving the pilots vi...