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Defence in the Media: Tuesday 8 April 2019

Defence news today includes coverage of Northern Ireland veterans.

Northern Ireland Veterans Protest

The Daily Mail and Belfast Telegraph both report on the three Northern Ireland veterans who, in protest over the prosecution of Soldier F, have returned their medals and presented 23 white feathers to No10.

A Government spokesperson said:

We are indebted to the soldiers who served with courage and distinction to bring peace to Northern Ireland. Although the decision to prosecute was taken by the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service, which is independent from Government, we will offer full legal and pastoral support to the individual affected.

 

Image of the day

Members of the public at the Tower of London were treated to a jaw-dropping spectacle as the British Army’s Band of the Coldstream Guards performed a rendition of the Game of Thrones theme music, as the ‘Night’s Watch’ characters from the global TV phenomenon joined the soldiers in a unique military display.

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