Defence in the media: Tuesday 7 November 2017

Today’s defence related news includes coverage of the Joint Helicopter Command.

Defence Safety Authority report on Joint Helicopter Command

The Telegraph carries a story on the Defence Safety Authority’s report on helicopter training.

An Army spokesperson said:

Joint Helicopter Command is able to meet all its operational commitments and tasks at home and overseas. The Army regularly reviews and reprioritises its training programme to meet defence outputs.

999 What’s Your Emergency

Channel 4 yesterday evening (2100) ran a programme about the emergency services in Wiltshire, an area which is home to 15,000 military personnel.

An MOD spokesperson said:

We are committed to the mental fitness of our personnel having launched our new strategy and partnered with the Royal Foundation to tackle mental health issues head on. Ministers and services chiefs are unequivocal in their commitment to help those in need; anyone who is suffering will be get the support they deserve.

You can read more about the MOD’s support to veterans here.

More information about the MOD’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy can be found here and here.

Image of the day

Fusilier Stuart Casey 21 of 2 SCOTS joined by customer services Officer Kellie Walker and Syeda Ghufran head of Scotrail engineering projects with the Poppy train in Queen street station Glasgow.