Defence in the media: Thursday 10 May 2018

Today’s defence-related news continues to cover the appointment of the new Chief of the General Staff.

New Chief of General Staff appointed

The Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Press & Journal, Daily Record, and Glasgow Herald continue to report on the appointment of Lieutenant General Mark Carleton-Smith as Chief of the General Staff (CGS). The papers cite sources in Whitehall commenting on the new CGS as a well-liked senior officer with lots of recent operational experience.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

I’m delighted to offer my congratulations to Lieutenant General Carleton-Smith on his appointment of Chief of the General Staff.

Lt Gen Carleton-Smith has played a leading role in many of our recent operations at home and abroad, including our campaign to defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria, our support to British Overseas Territories affected by Hurricane Irma and the military’s support to areas badly affected by the snow earlier this year.

I have no doubt that Lt Gen Carleton-Smith will be an outstanding leader of the Army at this crucial period, as we look to strengthen and further modernise the Army to deal with intensifying threats.

Image of the day

Corporal of the Horse and Master Tailor Adam Blackmore-Heal makes adjustments to a uniform in preparation for the Royal wedding.