Defence in the Media: Saturday 30 December

New Year Honours

The Times (Page 6) and the Daily Mail (Page 6) both report that at 101, Lt Col Mordaunt Cohen is older than the MBE he is to receive after spending decades teaching children about what troops went through.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

“Our Armed Forces are the best in the world, and the men and women receiving honours today have gone above and beyond the call of duty in order to keep this country safe. Their diligence and dedication in the line of service has been unwavering and ensured that Britain remains ready as we face intensifying threats at home and abroad"

The Military Division of The New Year Honours List 2018

Chief of Defence Staff

The Times are speculating on the appointment of the next Chief of Defence Staff next year, when Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach will leave to chair the Nato Military Committee.

An MOD spokesperson said:

“Succession would be decided in due course.”



Soldiers faced a 75 metre river crossing pushing and pulling approximately 50 pounds worth of kit each.
More than a thousand soldiers from the British Army and 28 international armies are taking part in world’s toughest patrolling test, taking place in Mid Wales.
Exercise Cambrian Patrol is an annual event organised and run by 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales, based in Brecon.

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