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Defence in the Media: 7 February 2017

Defence news today includes reporting on the success of the Armed Service Advice Project, and reporting about Afghan interpreters.

Armed Forces

Scottish newspapers, including The Scotsman, Daily Record and The Herald, widely cover news that the Armed Service Advice Project, run by Scotland’s Citizens Advice Bureau, has helped more than 10,000 people since it was set up seven years ago. Papers write that this provision offers free support to current and former military personnel.

Afghan interpreters

The Daily Mail carries an article that previews today’s House of Commons Defence Committee’s inquiry focused on Afghan interpreters.

Defence Minister Mike Penning said:

Locally employed civilians played a pivotal role in helping our troops build a more secure, stable and prosperous Afghanistan. We owe a debt of gratitude to these brave men and women which is why we have a package of policies in place for those made redundant after the drawdown of British combat forces.

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