Defence in the Media: 2 February 2018

Today’s defence-related media includes claims about soldiers undergoing training with a kung-fu master, and the Defence Secretary's visit to Washington.

Kung Fu lessons for Grenadier Guards

The Daily Mail reports that soldiers are being given kung fu classes. The report which follows up a Soldier Magazine article says that the classes have become a regular fixture at Lille Barracks in Aldershot.

 An Army spokesperson said:

"The Grenadier Guards demand the very highest standards of its soldiers in all they do."

Close quarter combat is an essential skill for the infantry; it requires more than just aggression; it demands strength, speed, skill and bravery. This Soldier Magazine article was focusing on the positives of such training and showing the skills the Grenadier Guards are developing as they prepare for ops in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Sudan this year.

SAS veteran

The Sun  reports that homeless SAS  veteran Bob Curry has found a bungalow thanks to its readers. The story is followed up in the Daily Mail.

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The Defence Secretary  Gavin Williamson met his American counterpart Defense Secretary James N. Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. yesterday.


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