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Defence in the Media: Monday 23 April 2018

Today's Defence news includes Army veterans returning to Christmas Island, the 100th anniversary of the Zeebrugge raid and continued coverage of  UK's response in Syria.

UK prepared to act again in Syria

Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood was interviewed on Sky Niall Peterson and BBC Sunday Politics, his comments were picked up by The Sun who report that Britain should be prepared to step forward again in Syria if necessary.

Veterans return to the nuclear test site on Christmas Island

The Daily Mirror reports that four Army veterans will visit Christmas Island to mark the 60th anniversary of Britain’s Cold War nuclear bomb tests. 

An MOD spokesperson said: 

We are grateful to all those who participated in the British nuclear testing programme which contributed towards keeping our country secure during the Cold War. We encourage any veteran who believes they have suffered due to service to apply for compensation, but, other than what we have paid out for, have seen no valid evidence to link these tests to ill health.

Anniversary of the Zeebrugge Raid

The Daily Mirror reports on the Victoria Cross paving stone being laid in Exmouth to mark the 100
th anniversary of the Zeebrugge raid. 

Image of the day

FIFTY YEARS OF THE FUSILIERS MARKED WITH FREEDOM PARADE IN NEWCASTLE The red and white hackles of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will march out in style on Saturday to exercise their Freedom of Newcastle, mark St George’s Day and celebrate fifty years since the regiment was formed.
FIFTY YEARS OF THE FUSILIERS MARKED WITH FREEDOM PARADE IN NEWCASTLE.
The red and white hackles of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will march out in style on Saturday to exercise their Freedom of Newcastle, mark St George’s Day and celebrate fifty years since the regiment was formed.
Photographer: Sergeant Donald Todd (RLC) / MoD Crown Copyright