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Defence in the media: Sunday 9 July

Today’s defence news includes reporting on Operation Northmoor and PTSD.

Operation Northmoor 

The Sunday Times and The Mail on Sunday report further on allegations made in last week’s Sunday Times.

An MOD spokesperson said:

“Our military served with great courage and professionalism and we proudly hold them to the highest standards. Where credible allegations are raised it is right they are effectively investigated by an independent police force like the Royal Military Police. They have found no evidence of criminal behaviour by the Armed Forces in Afghanistan, have discontinued over 90% of the 675 allegations made and fewer than 10 investigations now remain.”

PTSD 

The Sunday People reports comments made by former head of the Army Lord Dannatt on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

An MOD Spokesperson said:

"This Government has made mental health support both in an out of the services a top priority. Military medical practices provide out-of-hours medical support and are able to arrange emergency admission of personnel whenever necessary.

The relatively small number of Service personnel and veterans who suffer from acute mental health episodes can access a high standard of medical treatment out of hours, 24 hours a day, wherever it is needed.  We ensure this by working through a variety of different organisations, including the NHS and Service charities."

Image of the day

HMS Queen Elizabeth met the Cunard cruise liner MV Queen Elizabeth off the coast of Scotland on 6 July.    HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently undergoing sea trials and was at anchor just off the coast of Invergordon.
HMS Queen Elizabeth met the Cunard cruise liner MV Queen Elizabeth off the coast of Scotland on 6 July.
HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently undergoing sea trials and was at anchor just off the coast of Invergordon.

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