The Walk of Britain team received a warm welcome at Headley Court defence rehabilitation centre as part of their 1,000-mile walk to raise funds to help wounded veterans into employment.
Defence news in today’s papers includes Sir John Chilcot’s announcement yesterday that he is to publish the long-awaited report into the Iraq war next summer, and the Royal Navy has rescued more than 500 migrants.
A variety of Defence stories are covered in the media today, including the case of Former Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, the launch of the second Invictus Games and the final flight of Vulcan bomber.
The second Invictus Games has been officially launched today at an event in Washington DC attended by Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama.
With headlines leading on the Prime Minister’s visit to Iceland to discuss EU reform, The Daily Mirror has splashed on the Defence involvement in the steel industry.
In defence news, coverage focuses on tomorrow’s central London rally in support of Alexander Blackman
Thousands of troops and their families have bought their own home as a result of the successful home-buying scheme Forces Help to Buy, which was launched in April 2014.
I was recently in Govan to cut steel for HMS Trent, the third Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), to be built for the Royal Navy by British shipbuilders in Scotland.
Defence news this morning includes coverage of the deployment of HMS Richmond to the Mediterranean, Tony Blair’s comments on the Iraq war and a study that suggests veterans are at a higher risk of developing the rare motor neurone disease.
The reported news that Tony Blair has apologised for mistakes made in planning for the aftermath of the Iraq war is running highly on broadcast news and in print media. It is also being reported that HMS Richmond will start …