Today’s defence news includes coverage of yesterday’s Anzac Day ceremonies and Royal Navy bomb disposal.
The Times carries images of the service at the Cenotaph yesterday to mark Anzac Day.
Anzac Day (25 April) is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and the soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs. The UK’s Armed Forces were present during the first action and have fought side by side Anzac troops in conflicts across the globe, from the First World War to the current battle against Daesh. The close military partnership embraces common values and traditions
Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said,
"On Anzac Day we remember the sacrifice and courage of troops from Australia and New Zealand. Britain is proud to have served alongside our Anzac allies in conflicts from the fields of Flanders to our modern day battle against Daesh.
"Our alliance is one of the most consistent and enduring military partnerships in history, one which will continue to protect our common interests and help make the world a safer, more secure place."
Grenade Found On Scottish Beach
The Herald, The Daily Record and The Scotsman report that Royal Navy bomb disposal teams are expected to arrive at the Seafield Beach in Scotland today to deal with an old grenade that children found while carrying out a beach clean-up. The area around the find was cordoned off by the Shetland Coastguard yesterday.