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Defence in the media: Saturday 10 November 2018

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Defence news today includes coverage of interviews with Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter and continued Armistice Remembrance events.

Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter 

Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter was interviewed by both The Sun and The Financial Times as part of their Armistice coverage.

The Sun's piece focuses on General Sir Nick Carter's calls for the nation to stop the 'awful generalisation' of treating veterans like 'victims'. He continues stating that the assertion that military personnel have been destroyed by service 'is not backed up by the facts'. The Financial Timesfocus is on Sir General Nick Carter's confidence that military ties will stay strong with EU allies even in the event of a no-deal scenario, praising UK-France military ties and emphasising that NATO should take the lead on European security.

Armistice Day 

There is widespread and continued coverage across national and regional print, broadcast and online media in the build-up to Armistice Day this Sunday.

The print coverage focuses on the Prime Minister's visit to Belgium and France yesterday. The Financial Times, Mirror, I, Daily Express and Daily Telegraph all feature Armistice imagery and stories on their front pages. BBC Breakfast led with the story that around 70 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a weekend of special events to mark the Armistice centenary.

Image of the Day

Small wooden crosses with poppies attached in rows
Thousands of crosses are laid in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.


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