News Articles: March 2020

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Date Posted: Monday, 30 March 2020 @ 07:48
Source :https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-support-force-the-mods-contribution-to-the-coronavirus-response On 18 March theDefence Secretary announced new measures to enable armed forces personnel tosupport public services in response to the coronavirus outbreak.Published 23March 2020Last updated 27 March 2020From: Ministryof Defence The COVID Support Force is currently supportingthe public services to respond to the outbreak with the followin...
Date Posted: Monday, 23 March 2020 @ 10:39
Source:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-personnel-to-drawdown-from-iraqFollowing a pausein the coalition training mission in Iraq, some service personnel will beredeploying back to the UK.Published 19 March 2020From: Ministryof Defence and TheRt Hon Ben Wallace MP Following the COVID-19 outbreak,there has been a reduced requirement for training from the Iraqi SecurityForces and a subsequent pause in the Coalition and North Atlantic TreatyOrg...
Date Posted: Monday, 23 March 2020 @ 07:40
Source:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/military-stands-up-covid-support-forceThe DefenceSecretary announces new measures to put service personnel and Reservists onstandby to support public services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.Published 19March 2020From: Ministryof Defence and TheRt Hon Ben Wallace MPThe Ministry of Defence (MOD)will put an additional 10,000 military personnel at a higher readiness andplace Reserves on standby to suppo...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 17 March 2020 @ 08:27
Today at Headquarters Field Army in Andover, Hampshire, thefirst UK female Army reservist to be promoted to the rank of Major Generalassumed the appointment of Deputy Commander Field Army.Major General Celia Harvey OBE QVRM TD joined the Territorial Army, now theArmy Reserve, in 1986 and commissioned at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurstin 1987.  Initially serving with The Wessex Regiment, she transferred in1991 to the Corps of Royal Elect...
Date Posted: Monday, 16 March 2020 @ 08:26
Source:https://www.army.mod.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/03/gunners-take-over-guard/On Tuesday 17th March 2020 equestrian experts The King’sTroop Royal Horse Artillery will replace the Foot Guards as the Windsor CastleGuard.   It’s the first time the unit hasbeen tasked with the role since 2008.The move is part of the British Army’s new policy ofintegration which helps soldiers to work more closely together, fosteringu...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 11 March 2020 @ 11:05
Source :https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lt-gen-richard-nugee-to-lead-mods-climate-change-policyLt Gen Richard Nugee to lead MOD's climate changepolicyA new review hasbeen launched to spearhead initiatives within the Ministry of Defence when itcomes to tackling the challenges of climate change.Published 6 March2020 From: Ministryof DefenceLt GenRichard Nugee. Crown copyright Lt Gen Richard Nugee has beenappointed to lead the review, which ...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 10 March 2020 @ 08:20
Tom Newton Dunn, Political Editor8 Mar 2020, 22:00Updated: 8 Mar 2020, 22:07Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11126329/budget-tax-break-companies-hire-veterans/COMPANIES will get a big tax break if they hire forces veterans in a bid to get more straight into work, Rishi Sunak will announce.In his Budget on Wednesday, the Chancellor will declare employers will no longer have to pay any National Insurance Contributions for ex-for...
Date Posted: Monday, 9 March 2020 @ 08:47
Source:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gaming-technology-trialled-in-training-uk-armed-forcesTrials are set tobegin for a new virtual reality training platform for the UK Armed Forces,built on the same gaming engine as Fortnite.Published 6 March 2020 From: Ministryof Defence and Defenceand Security AcceleratorFootagefrom the new virtual reality simulator.The new platform will use thelatest advances in gaming innovation to improve training for ...
Date Posted: Thursday, 5 March 2020 @ 13:39
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (theTrust) has announced 60 awards made from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s RemovingBarriers to Family Life programme, totalling just over £7M. Awards were made at two levels,medium grants of £30k to £100k and large grants of up to £300k or more, forexceptional, transformational work.Fundingtransformational workThe Trust has supported a wholerange of work to benefit Forces famil...
Date Posted: Thursday, 5 March 2020 @ 13:28
The Armed Forces Covenant FundTrust (the Trust) has announced the second round of Positive Pathways awards,part of the HM Treasury funded Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.£3,465,000 will support activity-basedprojects for Armed Forces veterans across the UK, from sports and outdoorpursuits to arts and drama-based activities and even archaeology.Veteran-ledsupportMelloney Poole, Chief Executiveof the Trust said: “It&rsq...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 4 March 2020 @ 13:19
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (theTrust) has announced the awards made at the final round of the Armed ForcesCovenant: Local Grants programme. Almost £700,000 has been awardedin this round, to 48 projects, spanning the UK and even supportingthose based in British Forces Cyprus. Supporting the community in differentways A whole range of projects havereceived funding including gardening proj...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 3 March 2020 @ 08:33
The Veterans UKwebsite has been completely redesigned, meaning you now have a better websitewith easier to find information about veterans support services.Published 24February 2020 Last updated 26 February 2020 — seeall updates From: Ministryof Defence and Veterans UKPicture of computer showing news story example. MOD Crown Copyright, all rights reserved.The Veterans UK website has beenoverhauled with the help of veterans and their familie...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 3 March 2020 @ 08:27
Contracts todevelop the ‘eyes and ears’ of Dreadnought submarines will create 170 jobs andsecure 350 more across the UK.Published 28February 2020 From: Ministryof Defence and JeremyQuin MPArtist's rendering of Dreadnought class submarineBAE SystemsSubmarines, which is building four nuclear submarines for the Royal Navy, hasawarded work worth around £330 million to Thales UK.The Dreadnoughtsonar system will be developed at the gl...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 March 2020 @ 08:25
Support for bereaved Armed Forcesschoolchildren under trailblazing initiative from charity Scotty’s LittleSoldiersA project which supports bereaved Armed Forces schoolchildren beenofficially launched at a special event at the House of Lords (held on theevening of Tuesday 25th February).Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to providing integralsupport to hundreds of children and young people across the UK who have lost apare...