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Defence in the Media: 17 March 2017

The Queen's reopening of the National Army Museum and reports that Phil Shiner has declared bankruptcy lead today's defence news.

Phil Shiner

The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail all report that former human rights lawyer Phil Shiner has been declared bankrupt.

An MOD spokesperson said:

The evidence we submitted on Phil Shiner’s abuse of our legal system saw him struck off and, with his conduct discredited, we announced the closure of IHAT. We intend to recover as much as possible from defending these claims and await the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal full decision before deciding our next steps.

Queen reopens the National Army Museum

Various newspapers, including the Daily Mail and the Evening Standard, report that the Queen reopened the National Army Museum in Chelsea yesterday. Accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Duke of Kent and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, the Queen was shown the Army Gallery where her own Women’s Royal Army Corps uniform was on display.

Royal Marine Tartan launch

The Daily Record report that a Royal Marine unit has celebrated the launch of its official tartan, symbolising its links to Scotland. The tartan for 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group has been designed by Edinburgh-based Kinloch Anderson.

Image of the day

Her Majesty The Queen re-opened the National Army Museum in London yesterday 16th March 2017.
Her Majesty The Queen re-opened the National Army Museum in London yesterday 16th March 2017. Crown Copyright.

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