Defence news today includes the appointment of the first female MOD Chief Scientific Advisor, as well as coverage of an RAF Typhoon quick reaction alert launch.
“People's choice: Image of the year" - Public Vote Launched Following on from the success of last year’s public vote, the RAF is again allowing the public to choose their favourite RAF photograph.
Dominating broadcast headlines this morning are the reported comments made by Jeremy Corbyn that, if elected party leader, he would offer a public apology for Labour’s role in taking Britain into the Iraq War.
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.