Defence in the media: 27 April 2017

Of Defence interest in today’s news is an interview with the head of the Army on winning the prestigious Business in the Community Gender Champion Award.

Chief of the General Staff Gender Champion Award

The Times carries an interview with the Chief of the General Staff, who has won this year’s Business in the Community Gender Champion Award. General Sir Nick Carter says that he aims for equal opportunity for all and that diversity strengthens the Army. General Nick was also interviewed on BBC Radio 4's World at One programme where he said that he wants all roles in the Army to be open to everyone but that the Army would not be reducing the physiological standards people have to go through.

Image of the day

Whitehall witnessed a moving spectacle of ceremonial and remembrance at the unveiling of a new memorial today. Serving soldiers joined with veterans and dignitaries to honour a young cavalry officer of incredible, selfless bravery, 100 years after the action that awarded him the VC also took his life.
On 25th June 1917, Second Lieutenant Dunville was fatally wounded during a raid on the German lines near Épehy in France, part of the Hindenburg Line. It was his astonishing, selfless actions during that raid that resulted in the award of the Victoria Cross.

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