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News story: Defence Minister visits world leader in tactical military bridges

Defence Minister Guto Bebb has seen first-hand how the MOD is boosting regional economies across the country after he visited one of Britain’s leading military suppliers.

Press release: Study points to new ways to reduce conflict in fragile states

A major research project by the UK's Stabilisation Unit explores the vital role of political deal-making in reducing violent conflict.

News story: Four unknown soldiers killed during WW1 are laid to rest with full military honours

Four unknown soldiers have finally been laid to rest after they were killed during World War 1.

News story: UK and Poland defence ministers hold their first meeting

During Sebastian Chwalek’s inaugural visit to the United Kingdom in his new role as Deputy Minister for the Polish Ministry of National Defence, the pair held the first Defence Capability and Industrial Dialogue and discussed working together on future procurement projects.

News story: The Military division of the Queen's birthday honours list 2018

111 defence personnel have been granted state honours by Her Majesty the Queen in the annual Birthday Honours List.

News story: Defence Secretary announces new UK deployments

UK jets to deploy to Iceland and Estonia and 40 troops to Bosnia & Herzegovina

News story: Grave of D-Day army medic rededicated 74 years after his death

The resting place of 29 year old Private Lacey Anthony Tingle, Royal Army Medical Corp, has been marked 74 years after his death.

News story: Defence Medical Services (Whittington) Field Gun Crew battles it out at HMS Collingwood

On Saturday 2 June 2018, the DMS (Whittington) Field Gun Crew competed in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Field Gun Competition at HMS Collingwood.

Press release: Veterans to retain military ID, allowing easier access to services

Personnel leaving the armed forces will now be able to keep their military ID, Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood has announced.

News story: Britain’s most advanced jets touch down on home soil

The first of Britain’s next-generation fighter jets have arrived home two months ahead of schedule in a major milestone for the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.

Press release: Tech giant Microsoft signs Armed Forces Covenant

Microsoft today become one of the biggest companies to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Speech: Raising the Bar for Regional Security Cooperation

Gavin Williamson's speech at the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue

News story: D-Day veterans invited to register for 75th Anniversary

On the 74th anniversary of the Normandy Landings veterans of D-Day are invited to register to take part in commemorations planned for June 2019

News story: Defence Secretary outlines plans for Indo-Pacific security at global summit

The international community must stand up as one to tackle extremism and complex cyber threats, Gavin Williamson has declared.

News story: Defence Minister's visit strengthens UK ties with South America

The UK is determined to forge closer bonds with its partners in South America, Mark Lancaster has declared after a visit to three nations on the continent.

News story: Soldiers begin training on first sports facility delivered for Army Basing Programme

An all-weather pitch is one of the assets being delivered at Perham Down, Wiltshire, to help soldiers live, work and train.

News story: Ready for F-35s: runway resurfaced at RAF Marham

Preparations for the arrival of the UK’s new F-35 multi-role combat aircraft have taken a major step forward with the completion of resurfacing work on the secondary runway at RAF Marham.

News story: Get the ship in shape innovation event

DASA and the Royal Navy Innovation Team, DARE (Discovery, Assessment and Rapid Exploitation) are holding an innovation event alongside the crew of the HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier on Wednesday 4 July 2018.

News story: Two World War 1 Majors have finally been identified a century later

The resting places of 2 World War 1 Majors have been marked 100 years after their deaths in the great war.

News story: First plot stone unveiled at new service accomodation site in Wiltshire

A ‘First Plot’ commemorative stone was unveiled at the latest service accommodation construction site at Bulford, Wiltshire.

News story: The injured troops revolutionising motorsport visit The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

A team of injured servicemen who are looking to make motorsport history have returned to The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Headley Court, years after receiving support and treatment following their injuries.

Press release: Alun Cairns visits Afghanistan and praises: “incredible spirit and contribution” of Welsh soldiers

Visit marks one month to go to National Armed Forces Day in Llandudno

News story: Defence Secretary praises troops about to embark on countering elephant and rhino poaching operation

Gavin Williamson has praised British Army personnel who are preparing to train park rangers in Malawi in techniques that will help them protect African elephants and for the first time, black rhinos from poachers.

News story: British Army’s new air defence missile blasts airborne target by Baltic Sea

A brand-new missile system at the heart of the British Army’s future air defences has completed its first successful firing trials, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

News story: Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference 2018

Defence minister calls for international community to hold to account those who use chemical weapons

Speech: First Sea Lord speech at the RUSI Sea Power Conference

Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, delivered the closing keynote address at the 2018 Sea Power Conference at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London on 24 May 2018.

News story: Upcoming competition launch

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will be launching a new competition later this year.

News story: Defence Minister welcomes first of new carrier-ready helicopter fleet

Defence Minister Guto Bebb has today announced the delivery of the first of a fleet of new helicopters designed for Royal Marine aircraft carrier operations.

Speech: RUSI Sea Power conference speech

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson opened the RUSI Sea Power conference in London.

News story: Defence Secretary expands Army reserve numbers in Northern Ireland

The number of Army reserves in Northern Ireland will increase by nearly 200, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

News story: £850m Sea Ceptor missile system enters service with Royal Navy

A world-class missile system that will protect the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers has officially entered service, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced today.

News story: Prime Minister praises Royal Air Force at Centenary Reception

The Prime Minister Theresa May, has welcomed members of the Military to No10 to mark the Centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF.)

News story: Wreaths laid to honour sacrifice of British peacekeepers

The UK Armed Forces’ contribution to peacekeeping with the United Nations over seven decades has been marked with a ceremony at the Cenotaph in London.

News story: Flagship AI Lab announced as Defence Secretary hosts first meet between British and American defence innovators

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the launch of a new artificial intelligence hub as he hosted the first ever joint US-UK Defence Innovation Board meeting yesterday (21 May) to explore important areas of co-operation that will maintain military edge into the future.

News story: Decontamination work complete at Maltings site in Salisbury

Below is an update on the decontamination efforts that are on-going in Salisbury.

News story: UK poised for take-off on ambitious Defence Space Strategy with personnel boost

As the UK space sector’s world-leading experts gather for the first ever UK Defence Space Conference, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced the launch of the UK’s first Defence Space Strategy and pledged an uplift in expertise to ensure we remain at the forefront of the space domain.

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: Your chance to question Ministry of Defence medals and records experts at Family History Shows

Ministry of Defence Medals and Records Offices part of Defence Business Services, are attending family history show events where you can question the experts.

News story: Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

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