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Date Posted: Tuesday, 11 June 2019 @ 12:50
Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved, from attending an event or joining us online to throwing a party or local event.Armed Forces Day is held on the last Saturday each June...
Date Posted: Friday, 7 June 2019 @ 10:51
Before reaching the Royal Family and massed crowds waiting at Buckingham Palace at 1 pm, the flypast will form up at Southwold, Suffolk and route via Ipswich, passing close to Colchester and Chelmsford and entering London south of Stapleford Aerodrome. Having overflown the Palace, the Red Arrows will fly south for another display while most of the remaining aircraft will continue past Northolt and Wendover, finally parting ways in ...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 June 2019 @ 14:06
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has announced thelatest batch of awards under the LocalGrants Programme and are delighted to see groups using thisfunding in such a variety of ways.   From outdoor sports equipment, to forest school sessions, to tacklingknife crime – the Trust is confident these worthy projects are set tomake a positive difference in commun...
Date Posted: Friday, 31 May 2019 @ 11:32
Colleges and further education providers will receive a funding boost through the Taking Teaching Further programme to help recruit over 160 new FE teachers, Skills Minister Anne Milton announced today (Friday 31 May).The latest round of funding from the £5 million Taking Teaching Further programme will support 45 further education providers to recruit experienced industry professionals from sectors such as digital, engineering and construc...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 @ 13:01
Two unknown soldiers have been laid to rest more than 100 years after they fell serving their country during World War 1. The service took place on Tuesday 30 April at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Ovillers Military Cemetery, on the Somme in France.The service, organised by the MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), part of Defence Business Services, conducted by the Reverend Stuart Richards, Chap...
Date Posted: Thursday, 16 May 2019 @ 11:58
On Tuesday 14 May Typhoon jets launched a Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) scramble out of Ämari Air Base in response to two Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter aircraft and one IL-22 aircraft that were flying along the Baltic coast heading towards Kaliningrad.On Wednesday 15 May Typhoons once again launched from Ämari to intercept another two SU-27 aircraft and an IL-22 and escorted the formation towards Russia.Minister for the Armed Forces Mark L...
Date Posted: Monday, 13 May 2019 @ 11:55
Following the Government’s allocation of £10 million to support veterans mental health, through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, the new Defence Secretary has announced that up to £9 million of this funding will be allocated to mental health and wellbeing activities.She also announced that additional measures will be taken to attract and support applications from organisations run by veterans, and that the Trust has funded ...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 7 May 2019 @ 14:04
The resting place of Private (Pte) Frederick Foskett was honoured on Thursday 2 May during a rededication service held at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Belgium.The service, organised by the MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), part of Defence Business Services (DBS), was conducted by the Reverend Stuart Richards CF Chaplain, 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusilie...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 1 May 2019 @ 13:34
Do you have good manual skills and knowledge of workshop techniques? The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is looking for an Engineering Support Technician who is practical, reliable and safety conscious.Working within the Engineering Support Section, primarily you will work for the Engineering Support / Health and Safety Manager to provide engineering support, both at the AAIB facilities and at accident sites. You will also be responsibl...
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 @ 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...