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Defence in the media: Sunday 13 August 2017

Today’s defence related news includes coverage of HMS Queen Elizabeth, mental health and Army training.

Major Wayne Owers

The Sunday Mirror and The People carry articles today on Major Wayne Owers.

An Army spokesperson said:

We are absolutely committed to the mental health and wellbeing of our soldiers and officers and the Army works hard to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, encouraging those who need help to come forward to receive the care they deserve.

Drone lands on HMS Queen Elizabeth

The Telegraph continues coverage of footage of a drone landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth.

An MOD spokesperson said:

We take the security of HMS Queen Elizabeth very seriously. This incident has been reported to Police Scotland, an investigation is underway and we stepped up our security measures in light of it.

Court Martial of 17 Army instructors

The Mail On Sunday reports that 17 Army instructors have been charged with committing assaults on teenage recruits.

An Army spokesperson said:

We can confirm that seventeen former recruit instructors are to face trial by Court Martial at Bulford Court Martial Centre on 21-22 September.  These cases are subject to judicial consideration therefore it would not be appropriate to comment further.

Picture of the day

RAF personnel at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo