Today’s defence news touches on the situation in Afghanistan, the inquest into the death of a young air cadet and measures taken to counter ISIL online. There is also further coverage of the Chilcot Inquiry.
MOD News Team
As well as widespread reporting on Sir John Chilcot’s statement about his inquiry into the Iraq War there have been reports about fighting in Afghanistan.
Following a story on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on the use of anti-malarials in the military, there has been further media coverage and calls for the use of the drug mefloquine to be suspended so a study into its …
This morning’s defence-related broadcast headlines include the BBC reporting across Breakfast and BBC R4 Today that 18 Hurricanes and six Spitfires will fly over south-east England later today to mark 75 years since the Battle of Britain's "Hardest Day".
There is widespread coverage in the media today of yesterday's VJ Day commemorations, marking 70 years since the end of the Second World War with Japan's surrender to the Allies in the Pacific.
The morning’s headlines include the story that officials in the US are investigating reports of ISIL using banned chemical weapons in Iraq, including mustard gas.
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has tracked down the cousin of a RAF airman who was shot down in the Netherlands and whose final resting place was unknown for almost 75 years.
Commemorations taking place in Japan to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki have run across the majority of media outlets today, with many observing that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
Of note in Defence news this morning, the Times story which reports that selection training for Britain's elite Special Forces will be “softened” under plans to protect recruits from extreme temperatures is picked up widely.
The death of Cilla Black and the Government’s announcement of new measures to clamp down on failed asylum seekers lead this morning’s broadcast headlines, which feature little of note on Defence matters.