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.
Today HMS Bulwark rescued over 400 migrants in the Mediterranean. The Royal Navy flagship was alerted to four craft in potential distress approximately 40 miles off the coast of Libya.
HMS Bulwark is this morning conducting its largest tasking to date as part of the coordinated response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.
Today’s broadcast news continues to focus on newly appointed Cabinet ministers. Elsewhere news has broken that Nepal has been hit by another earthquake of 7.4 magnitude broke this morning.
Today’s broadcast news continues to be dominated by the analysis of the General Election result. In an interview with Sky News Prince Harry discusses his future after deciding to leave the Army
Last week I announced the sale of 2,000 km of pipelines with associated storage depots and pumping stations to the Spanish pipeline operator Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos.
Syrian moderate opposition There is widespread coverage, including on BBC News and in this morning’s Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and The Sun, which all cover yesterday’s proactive announcement that the UK is to train …
Yemen There is widespread coverage, including in The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times (p8), The Times (p36) and The Independent of Yemen’s ‘descent into chaos’ with claims that the country is edging closer to an all-out civil war.
Falkland Islands It is widely reported, including in The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Guardian, that Britain is to boost its defenceson the Falkland Islands following Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s statement to the House yesterday.
Falkland Islands The Sun has reported on this morning’s front page that the Defence Secretary will tell MPs that he is ordering a significant increase to the South Atlantic islands’ garrison, pre-empting his statement to the House.
Defence spending The US is confident that Britain remains a "force of its own in the World", the Defence Secretary says today amid a growing backlash over the Conservative's failure to commit 2 per cent of national income on the armed forces.