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Defence in the Media: 9 February 2017

Today’s Defence news includes widespread coverage of the Sergeant Blackman appeal.

Sergeant Blackman

As Sergeant Blackman’s appeal continues, there is ongoing coverage across this morning’s media.

MOD spokesperson said:

Sergeant Blackman’s case is the subject of an appeal and it would not be appropriate to comment while this legal process is on-going.

Airborne Gunners

The 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery has run a leadership course to give soldiers the skills, experience and qualification to promote from Gunner to Lance Bombardier.

7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery run a leadership course to give soldiers the skills, experience and qualification to promote from Gunner to Lance Bombardier.
The demanding four-week course started with classroom lessons about command, leadership and management at Colchester’s Merville Barracks, before moving to the rugged terrain of Sennybridge in South Wales. Troops were put through their paces on tactics and living in the field, before finishing with a 15-mile loaded march up and across the 886m summit of Pen y Fan.

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