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.’
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.