The Defence Secretary has given an interview on Reserves Day to the Portsmouth News, which is out today.
Items of interest for Defence in today’s news include safety for troops on holiday, potential new warships and hen harrier chicks under Ministry of Defence protection.
This morning’s headlines are dominated by news that Mohammed Emwazi, better known as the ISIL executioner ‘Jihadi John’, has been the target of a US airstrike in Raqqa, Syria.
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,
This morning’s papers cover a range of Defence-related topics, including a speech due to be made by the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today.
Yesterday was the first Reserves Day and the response to the campaign has been outstanding.
Lesley, an RAF Reservist, is currently on a training exercise in the Ascension Islands: This Reserves Day I'm one of the UK’s Reservists who are serving on operations or training exercises overseas.
Today the MOD and employers across the country are celebrating the huge contribution made by Reservists from all three Services. Secretary of State Michael Fallon thanked Reservists at an event at Admiralty House yesterday. You can read more here.
Reserves Day was also celebrated yesterday at an event hosted by the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, at Admiralty House in London.
Of note for Defence this morning is the news that, according to Nepal’s defence secretary, a rescue team has found three bodies near the crashed US Marine helicopter, which went missing on Tuesday in the country while delivering aid.