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Defence in the media: Saturday 22 December 2018

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Today’s defence related news includes coverage of the Defence Secretary’s trip to Ukraine and ongoing coverage of drone activity over Gatwick airport.

Defence Secretary visits Ukraine

Gavin Williamson visited Ukraine this week, where he met with UK personnel aboard HMS Echo, whose planned deployment to the Black Sea was praised as a demonstration of the UK’s solidarity with Ukraine. In print The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Sun and The Independent all report on the visit

You can read more about the visit here

Drone activity over Gatwick

There is continued coverage of the drone activity that has been affecting Gatwick Airport, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded. Coverage continues in The Daily Mail, The Times, The Sun, FT Weekend, The Express, Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times and the Independent all report on the continued disruption. A number of the reports

An MOD spokesperson said:

We are deploying specialist equipment to Gatwick Airport to assist Sussex Police.

Image of the day

The Defence Secretary with the Ukrainian Minister for Defence
Image of the Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, seen here with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Poltorak in Ukraine.

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