Today’s defence related news includes coverage the Defence Secretary’s visit to Norway with the Royal Marines.
Defence Secretary in Norway
The Daily Telegraph and Times both covered the Defence Secretary’s visit to Norway to see the Royal Marines deployed on Exercise Clockwork alongside NATO colleagues. During the visit the Secretary of State announced that the new P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft will be deployed to Norway and the High North as part of their first deployment.
The coverage highlighted the expertise of the Royal Marines in cold-weather warfare and pictures show them completing the challenging ice-breaking drill, which the Defence Secretary also took part in.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
The Arctic Strategy puts us on the front foot in protecting Britain’s interests in this expanding new frontier.
Whether it’s sharpening our skills in sub-zero conditions, learning from longstanding allies like Norway or monitoring submarine threats with our Poseidon aircraft, we will stay vigilant to new challenges.