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News story: Armed Forces proud to take part in Royal Wedding

Members of the Armed Forces perform ceremonial duties at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle.

News story: LOGNET 18-1: Modernising Defence Logistics

LOGNET is the Ministry of Defence’s logistics support enterprise engagement and future development event, the next of which is planned on the 7 and 8 June 2018.

News story: Iron Age and Roman evidence found at Corunna Barracks Ludgershall

The remains of a Romano- British cemetery and a small section of Iron Age ditch have been identified on land within the fence-line at a former Army barracks in Ludgershall.

News story: Defence Minister visits UK flagship of NATO maritime group in Georgia

HMS Duncan is currently on deployment to the Black Seas

News story: DIO puts Commercial Strategy into action with Clyde Construction Framework

A flagship 10 year construction framework has been awarded today by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

News story: Defence Minister launches new military ‘FireDragon’ fuel production line

Defence Minister Guto Bebb has officially launched a brand-new production line for the world’s first solid bio-ethanol fuel, FireDragon.

News story: Britain and France Sign Agreement for Test Pilot Exchange

First Defence Ministerial Council takes place in Paris

News story: Andy Adams appointed as the Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police

Following an external competition, the Secretary of State has approved the appointment of Andy Adams as the Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP).

Press release: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall join families at ceremony for victims of overseas terrorism

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend a ceremony today to dedicate a national memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism.

News story: British army officer killed during WW1 is honoured as he is laid to rest

2nd Lieutenant Eric Henderson has finally been laid to rest at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Oak Dump Cemetery, near Ypres in Belgium.

News story: New stealth jets set to arrive home in Britain

Britain’s next generation of fighter jets will start arriving at their new home early next month, the Defence Secretary has announced.

News story: Team UK unveiled for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018

72 strong team of service personnel and veterans will represent the UK at the fourth Invictus Games in October.

News story: MOD launches biggest ever mental health awareness week with new confidential support for personnel on operations

Service personnel and MOD civilians are set to take part in the biggest ever mental health awareness week.

News story: Defence Secretary announces massive £2.5bn investment in UK nuclear submarines

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today announced the Ministry of Defence is investing a massive £2.5 billion in boosting Britain’s submarine building projects.

News story: Operational Honours and Awards List May 2018

A number of the Armed Forces have been named in the latest Operational Honours and Awards List.

Press release: 50 Days to go until the tenth Armed Forces Day

Event organisers are ramping up preparations for Armed Forces Day with just 50 days to go until the national celebration of the UK’s military.

News story: An unknown British World War 1 sailor's grave identified and rededicated a centrury after his death

A rededication ceremony was held for Petty Office Charles McDonald yesterday 10 May 2018 at Oostende New British Cemetery in Belgium.

News story: Lieutenant General Mark Carleton-Smith appointed new Chief of the General Staff

He will succeed General Sir Nick Carter as head of the Army in June of this year.

News story: Royal Navy gets first unmanned minesweeping system

An autonomous minesweeper system that can safely clear sea lanes of mines has been handed over to the Royal Navy, Defence Minister Guto Bebb has announced.

Fatality notice: MOD confirms the death of Corporal Steven Wainwright

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Corporal Steven Wainwright

Press release: Dstl analysts support Europe’s largest military exercise

Analysts from Dstl are supporting Europe’s biggest bi-annual military training exercise.

News story: UK and allies stand united in face of intensifying threats

Nine nations come together for Joint Expeditionary Force live demonstration

News story: UK and Norway defence ministers plan sub-hunting co-operation

The UK and Norway advanced their plans for international Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) co-operation in the North Atlantic, as the nations’ defence ministers flew in an American P-8A Poseidon from RAF Lossiemouth today.

News story: Defence Secretary announces latest wave of cadet units in schools

The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has today announced that 26 schools across the country will create new cadet units under the Government’s Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP).

News story: MSPs discover more about Europe's largest military exercise

A cross-party group of 12 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) learned more about Europe’s largest military exercise when they visited HM Naval Base Clyde.

News story: Sir Simon Bollom appointed Chief Executive of Defence Equipment and Support

The Cabinet Secretary, with the agreement of the Prime Minister, has today announced the appointment of Sir Simon Bollom as the new Chief Executive for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), an arm’s length body of the Ministry of Defence.

Press release: UK gifts historic shipwrecks to Canada

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the UK has officially gifted the historic Franklin Wrecks to the Canadian government and Inuit community.

Press release: Defence Secretary launches first ever Veterans Strategy and new cross-Government Veterans Unit

Veterans’ homelessness, loneliness, debt problems, and mental health issues will be tackled by the first ever Government Veterans Strategy, announced today by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.

News story: Defence Secretary honours allies Australian and New Zealand on Anzac Day

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has laid a wreath at the Cenotaph to mark the wartime service of Britain’s close allies Australia and New Zealand.

News story: Defence Secretary marks major step forward for UK’s nuclear submarine capability

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today announced a major step forward for Britain’s new nuclear submarines.

News story: Defence Secretary announces £80m Guardian to protect the skies

The Ministry of Defence will invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAF’s speed and accuracy in protecting the skies, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

News story: Europe’s largest military exercise gets under way in UK

Exercise Joint Warrior starts 21st April incorporating personnel from 17 nations

Press release: Royal Navy Ship HMS Albion to visit Indonesia 22-25 April 2018

The British Royal Navy ship HMS Albion ship crew will conduct bilateral talks with the Indonesian Navy, UK defence industry and visit a local orphanage in Jakarta.

News story: Defence Secretary launches £132m Scots sub-hunting aircraft home

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson cut the first turf on a £132m facility for the UK’s new fleet of submarine hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) at RAF Lossiemouth today.

Press release: UK and India commit to closer military ties

The UK and India will continue to strengthen their defence and security relationship, with the two countries working closer together than ever before to tackle terrorism and threats to cyber security.

News story: Seven British Army soldiers killed during World War 1 are honoured as they are laid to rest

Captain Henry John Innes Walker and 6 unknown soldiers have finally been laid to rest in Ieper, Belgium.

News story: Prime Minister of India's visit, April 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the UK for the second time as an official Guest of Government on 18 April 2018.

News story: Defence Secretary highlights importance of partnering with charities during visit to military recovery centre

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has committed to working ever closer with charity partners, during a visit to a state of the art recovery centre for veterans and service personnel.

News story: Novichok nerve agent use in Salisbury: UK government response, March to April 2018

This page sets out the government's initial response to the Salisbury attack, where a military-grade nerve agent was deployed in the UK on 4 March 2018.

News story: Update: air strikes against Daesh

The RAF are continuing to take the fight to Daesh in Syria.

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