Today's defence related news includes coverage of the Royal Marines delivering training to the marines from the Ugandan People's Defence Force.
Royal Marines training in Uganda
The Press Association recently visited Uganda to see the Royal Marines delivering training to the marines from the Ugandan People's Defence Force before they deploy to assist with the African Union Mission in Somalia. Coverage is featured in The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Star, The Scotsman, The Herald and Aberdeen Press & Journal. Reporting focusses on 1 Assault Group working across and around Lake Victoria to share vital skills, such as how to use boats tactically in and around the shore line, conduct patrols, operate vehicle checkpoints and stop and search on suspected crafts.
Media coverage also notes that the training involved human security and gender issues, including working with victims of trafficking, slavery and other forms of exploitation. Articles also look more widely on the work of the British military and the British Peace Support Team in Africa.