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Defence in the Media: Friday 4 August 2017

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Today’s defence related news includes coverage of the RAF100 campaign and the Army cadets who faced unexpected inclement weather in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland


The Sun reports on the costs of the RAF100 centenary campaign. It leads on the expected overall cost of the campaign and contrasts this with claims that there are not enough staff to deliver these activities. The story suggests that a budget of £7.68 million has been allocated to the celebration campaign.

An RAF spokesperson said:

RAF100 provides a unique opportunity to recognise the RAF’s achievements and inspire future generations by showing them the work of a highly technical service. RAF100 activity will be paid for by a mixture of public funding and £2.43m from LIBOR funds following a successful bid to HM Treasury.

Army Cadets

ITV News Online continued its coverage of Wednesday’s rescue of a troop of Army cadets from Cleveland who faced unexpected inclement weather in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. The report confirms that the eight young people who were taken to Daisy Hill Hospital have since been released.

An Army spokesperson said:

We can confirm that all Army cadets caught in today’s inclement weather on the Mourne Mountains are safe and accounted for.

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