Defence in the media: Monday 1 July 2019

Today’s defence related news includes reporting on UK-led military exercises in the Baltic Sea.

Exercise Baltic Protector

The Telegraph reports this morning on the UK-led Exercise Baltic Protector, which is currently being held in the Baltic Sea. The article quotes Commodore James Parkin, who tells the paper that the Joint Expeditionary Force, is a “force of friends, filling a hole in the security architecture of northern Europe between a national force and a NATO force.” Commodore Parkin, who is leading UK forces in the exercise, goes on to say that “we are equipped, fuelled and armed to go on any operation.”

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said:

Whilst our relationship with Europe is changing, our commitment to the continent’s security is not. For the last 70 years, we have been a leader in the most successful military alliance the world has ever known, and we will continue to do so for many years to come.

Image of the day

HRH The Princess Royal at the Salisbury Hudsons Field for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, talking to the troops.

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