Of note for Defence this morning, it is being reported widely in the broadcast and print news that families of British service personnel killed in the Iraq War have threatened legal action against Sir John Chilcot
With no one story dominating the headlines today, news of note for defence includes coverage of the Secretary of State’s visit to Ukraine, and announcement of further enhancements to the UK training programme for the Ukrainian armed forces.
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has tracked down the cousin of a RAF airman who was shot down in the Netherlands and whose final resting place was unknown for almost 75 years.
Included amongst this morning’s broadcast bulletins and of interest to Defence is the Sky News report that ISIL are now focussing on urging British recruits to carry out “lone wolf” attacks in the UK
The headlines cover a range of stories this morning with defence related articles on consultancy spend, Gibraltar and Afghan interpreters.
Commemorations taking place in Japan to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki have run across the majority of media outlets today, with many observing that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
Of note in Defence news this morning, the Times story which reports that selection training for Britain's elite Special Forces will be “softened” under plans to protect recruits from extreme temperatures is picked up widely.
Broadcast headlines report that France is to conduct air, land and sea searches in and around the island of Reunion in the hope of finding more debris which could be linked to MH370.
Making news today, Japan marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and the Malaysian Prime Minister has confirmed aircraft wreckage found last week in the Indian Ocean is from Flight MH370.
There is further reporting on the extension of the RAF Tornado fleet in today’s Defence news.