News Articles: January 2021

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Date Posted: Thursday, 28 January 2021 @ 08:53
Study Active are the latest big name education provider to announce that they have signed the “Armed Forces Covenant” thus pledging to acknowledge and understand those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces.The Armed Forces Covenant supports service personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families. The focus is to ensure that the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services as any...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 27 January 2021 @ 10:43
The UK’s first fleet of uncrewed fighter aircraft is one step closer to becoming reality with the announcement of a £30m contract to design and manufacture a prototype.More than 100 jobs in Belfast will be supported by the three-year deal, the Ministry of Defence said.The aircraft, known as 'MOSQUITO', will be designed to fly alongside fighter jets at high speed, armed with missiles, surveillance and electroni...
Date Posted: Thursday, 21 January 2021 @ 12:54
Ena Collymore-Woodstock is an extraordinary woman who, at the impressive age of 103, is the oldest surviving female veteran of the British Army.  Born in Jamaica, in 1917, the Second World War veteran, who went on to have an incredibly successful career in law, has inspired many generations of women to do what those around them considered at the time to be ‘men’s jobs’ such as a soldier or lawyer. Three of her four gra...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 19 January 2021 @ 08:56
The British Army is establishing 80 new COVID-19 vaccination centres across Scotland.Ninety-eight soldiers from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and Royal Army Medical Corps are being organised into 11 Vaccination Centre Setup Teams to support NHS Scotland over the next 28 days.Scottish Secretary Alister Jack told Forces News he was "absolutely delighted" with the news."The vaccination is people's salvation and the rol...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 13 January 2021 @ 09:17
Scotty’sLittle Soldiers, the charity for bereaved Forces children and young people, hasstarted 2021 by welcoming Lorna Vyse to the team, and she has lots of plans tostrengthen the support the charity already provides to children and youngpeople who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the ArmedForces.Scotty’sLittle Soldiers was founded in 2010 by war widow Nikki Scott, a year after herhusband, Corporal Lee Scott, was k...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 @ 08:40
The British military is engaged in a battle against coronavirus which has been confirmed as the biggest ever homeland military operation in peacetime.Armed Forces personnel are rolling out a COVID-19 mass vaccination programme, together with the NHS.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said he expects members of the military will be "doing injections" by February.There are currently 21 Vaccination Quick Reaction Force teams on s...