News this morning is largely focused on the Chancellor’s pre-election Budget, which was announced yesterday.
Prince Harry After initial speculation several days ago, Prince Harry has confirmed that he will be leaving the army after a 10 year career in which he experienced two tours of Afghanistan.
The weekend saw lots of coverage of the Afghanistan service of commemoration, which took place on Friday. There was also continued coverage of potential cuts to Defence spending and a variety of articles covered the situation in Vanuatu this morning.
Defence spending Discussion around the level of defence spending over the next Parliament continues to attract media coverage.
Op Honours There has been widespread continued coverage of the awards given to service men and women in last week’s Operational Honours list.
Ukraine deployment All of today’s papers cover Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that Britain will send military personnel to Ukraine to train the country’s Armed Forces with medical, logistics, tactical intelligence and infantry teams.
Ukraine A number of stories appear in the papers this morning following the Defence Secretary’s announcement during his visit to Brussels yesterday. The Independent writes that Britain will take a lead role in a new NATO rapid-reaction force aimed at bolstering defence …
Alcohol in the armed forces Today the BBC has reported claims by a psychiatrist that the government’s strategy for combating alcohol abuse in the military is ineffective. Drinking alcohol is a societal norm and the MOD believes it plays a part in …
77th Brigade Saturday saw widespread coverage across BBC Breakfast, BBC Today Programme and Sky News, as well as pieces in the Guardian, Financial Times, the Times, the Independent, Daily Mail, the Sun and the Daily Mirror, reporting that the British Army is creating a …