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Date Posted: Yesterday, 7:48am
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: 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: 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...