Minister for the Armed Forces, Penny Mordaunt, has joined colleagues from across Defence in becoming a Stonewall ally.
Defence issues in the news today include cuts to the number of trained Army personnel, and an emergency COBR meeting convened to discuss the migrant situation in Calais.
This morning’s news bulletins have led on the resignation of Lord Sewel from the House of Lords and the Prime Minister’s announcement of new anti-corruption measures to stop luxury homes in the UK being bought with “plundered or laundered cash”.
Alan Guy MBE was sent to Korea two months after his 19th birthday. Today, he was one of 50 fifty British veterans who gathered at the Korean War Memorial in Whitehall, London to mark the day on which the armistice was …
Amongst today’s broadcast bulletins is the news that the Prime Minister is expected announce trade deals of around £750m when he visits Indonesia later.
There is more reporting on the military’s support to anti-terror planning today and the Prime Minister has said Britain must be prepared to fight terror groups worldwide.
A variety of defence-related news features across both the broadcast and print media, with reports on a second night of airstrikes by Turkey in Iraq dominating.
Broadcast news reports that Turkey has bombed ISIL targets in Syria, and how Barack Obama has told the BBC that Britain should stay in the EU. He also again praised David Cameron for his decision to commit to NATO defence spending targets.
Making news today, the Prime Minister has announced a £390 million deal to provide armoured vehicle support will create 250 new jobs in Wales.
Today I can announce that the naval test reactor in the Vulcan Naval Reactor Test Establishment (NRTE) at Caithness in Scotland shut down for the last time yesterday