Today’s Defence-related news highlights the plans to support the series of major commemorations which will mark D-Day 75 both in the UK and at various locations along the Normandy coast.
There have been news reports arguing that the UK Government should grant asylum to Afghan staff, especially interpreters, who worked for British forces during military operations in Afghanistan.
In defence news today, various papers report on threats to Afghan interpreters who worked with British forces, and the leak of government email addresses apparently registered with infidelity website Ashley Madison.
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 …
Making news today, ISIL extremists have beheaded one of Syria's most prominent antiquities scholars in the ancient town of Palmyra, and Thai police say they believe the attack on a shrine in Bangkok was the work of several people.
The UK Government will be forever grateful for the vital support that our locally employed Afghan civilians provided to the UK and NATO allied troops. Some of them made the ultimate sacrifice, while on operations alongside our forces.
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".
This morning, a BBC R4 Today report questioned the Army’s continued use of the anti-malarial medication ‘Larium’. The newspapers focused on defence spending, Afghan interpreters and cyber warfare.
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.
All broadcasts today lead with the Victory over Japan Day anniversary with it widely reported that the Queen has lead the nation in marking the 70th anniversary celebrations.
Today, thousands of people are expected to support veterans of the Second World War as events take place in London to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day.