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Defence in the media: Sunday 3 November 2019

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Today’s defence related news includes coverage of HMS Queen Elizabeth and Continuity of Education Allowance.

Continuity of Education Allowance

The Independent covers critical comments on the Continuity of Education Allowance, including most recent figures from a Parliamentary Question.

Government spokesperson said:

In order to represent UK interests across the world, members of the diplomatic and armed services can be asked to move frequently during their career, sometimes at very short notice.

In these cases, we offer support to all personnel, regardless of position, to help maintain continuous education and provide stability for children.

HMS Queen Elizabeth

The Sunday Telegraph includes a feature piece on life on HMS Queen Elizabeth as it took the four-month trip across the Atlantic. The journalist said the ship is ‘phenomenally futuristic in her stealth design, cutting-edge in her combat systems and boasts unprecedented levels of automation.’

Vegan clothing

The Mail on Sunday reports on vegan clothing.

MOD Spokesperson said:

Vegan dietary options are available for almost all personnel and the Armed Forces have not raised concerns over provision of vegan-compliant clothing for service personnel.

Image of the day

Troops and veterans selling poppies to the public at Waterloo Station during London Poppy Day
Troops and veterans selling poppies to the public at Waterloo Station during London Poppy Day (Thursday).
Defence Ministers joined nearly 1,000 members of serving Armed Forces personnel and veterans to raise money for The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal on London Poppy Day at London's Mainline Railway, Thameslink and Underground Stations, selling poppies to try to raise one million pounds in a single day for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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