Defence in the Media: Thursday 7 December 2017

Today's defence news includes the Defence Secretary's interview with the Daily Mail and HMS Queen Elizabeth's commissioning ceremony.

Defence Secretary interview with the Daily Mail

The Defence Secretary has given an interview to The Daily Mail. The Defence Secretary praised the UK's efforts in the global campaign against Daesh and stated that the UK Armed Forces stand ready  to do whatever is needed to keep Britain safe from terror attacks. The paper reported the Defence Secretary’s view that the UK has ‘a duty, and this is what we are doing right across the globe, degrading and destroying that threat [from Daesh].’

HMS Queen Elizabeth commissioning ceremony

Today, the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, will be commissioned into service. Various broadcast and newspaper outlets, including BBC Breakfast and Portsmouth News, have been reporting on the today's forthcoming ceremony, which will be attended by Her Majesty the Queen as guest of honour.

Image of the day

Pictured is HMS Queen Elizabeth as she sailed into her home port of Portsmouth for the first time. Today, the ship will be commissioned into service.

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