Defence news today includes coverage of Exercise Trident Juncture and Armistice Remembrance events.
Exercise Trident Juncture
The Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Daily Star report on NATO's biggest military exercise in more than 30 years. The two week exercise in Norway involved over 40,000 participants from 31 nations who came together to put NATO's greatest capability to the test: collective defence. The Daily Mirror article quotes Brigadier Oliver Stokes, who said the focus was “getting better at what we do” and that being able to march across Europe to execute an exercise in a demanding climate was “a pretty good demonstration of NATO’s collective defence.”
There is widespread coverage across national and regional print, broadcast and online media building up to Armistice Day this Sunday. This includes a vast number of case studies of those who fought in the First World War, striking imagery, recounted stories of battles and missions, entries from soldiers’ diaries, reports, historians’ expertise and details of how people all over the UK will mark Remembrance this weekend.
Good Morning Britain featured a live interview with Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier who spoke about Remembrance and its importance. He paid tribute to those who have lost their lives, noted that RAF100 was particularly special in the Armistice Centenary year, referenced the significance for him personally with family who have served, and explained his pride at being at the Cenotaph on Sunday as one of the Defence Chiefs.