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Defence in the Media: Thursday 1 November 2018

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Today's defence related news includes coverage on a SSAFA speech from the Chief of the Defence Staff.

General Sir Nick Carter SSAFA speech  

The Chief of the Defence Staff gave a speech yesterday at the annual defence industry dinner in support of the UK's oldest armed forces charity, SSAFA. There was coverage of the speech in The Times, Daily Mail and Forces News. General Sir Nick Carter said it was all too easy for "us to be seen as victims" and that sailors, soldiers and airmen and women "did not want to be pitied." He highlighted his concern on "whether the coming generation, who are less likely to have been exposed to military service, who obtain their information in a very different way, who have grown up in an increasingly complex world, in which attention spans are fleeting, and when there are proportionally more causes and charities vying for support, will still offer that same sense of support that our generation does to the armed forces.”

Image of the Day

British Army Soldiers train new mortar teams
British Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (1 PWRR), known as the Tigers, train new Mortar teams on a two-week exercise. A mortar round is visible in flight.

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