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News story: Darwin Plus: 'Bird-borne' radar for albatrosses among 17 new projects to be funded

Funding for 17 conservation projects worth more than £3.5 million in the UK Overseas Territories has been announced from the Darwin Plus initiative to deliver commitments in the 25 Year Environment Plan.

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: Defence Secretary commissions new report to step up support for service families

The new study will examine the support available to the different members of military families, including spouses and partners, and children.

Press release: Welsh Secretary welcomes Defence Secretary to Welsh bases leading the way in training and education

Secretary of State for Defence is joined by Welsh Secretary and UK Government Minister for Wales on his first base visit to Wales

News story: Military to donate unused ration packs to charities

The Ministry of Defence has announced that it will donate thousands of unused ration packs to charities over the next few years.

News story: £293 million deal for Apache fleet

The MOD has awarded a five-year, multi-million-pound deal to Leonardo Helicopters (UK) for the support of the existing fleet of 50 Apache attack helicopters.

News story: Dstl tests NATO’s War of Words

Specialists in strategic communications were deployed with NATO troops on Exercise Trident Juncture

News story: D-Day 75: events to mark 75th anniversary of Normandy Landings announced

D-Day veterans will be at the heart of the official commemorations taking place in June 2019

News story: Defence Secretary invites D-Day veterans to 75th anniversary

Gavin Williamson writes open letter to veterans of the Normandy Landings

News story: New figures reveal changes to the UK’s veteran population

The MOD has released new projected figures on the numbers of ex-service personnel living in Great Britain over the next ten years.

News story: Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

News story: Defence Secretary sets sights on next century of British air power

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson sets sights on next century of British air power as major fighter jet milestones are reached

News story: Scottish yard awarded HMS Queen Elizabeth contract

Babcock's Rosyth dockyard has been awarded a contract to carry out the first planned dry-dock maintenance of Britain’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Statement to parliament: Drones: consultation response, 7 January 2019

Statement on further action the government is taking on the use of drones.

News story: Defence Secretary commends UK peacekeepers in South Sudan

Gavin Williamson visits 300 UK troops in Malakal and Bentiu

News story: Defence Minister signs £250M aircraft deal, sustaining 450 jobs

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced the MOD has signed a £250 million deal to support the RAF’s intelligence-gathering Shadow aircraft fleet.

News story: The Military Division of the New Year Honours 2019

118 service personnel have been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in the annual New Year Honours list.

News story: The Civilian Division of the New Year Honours 2019

49 civilian personnel have been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in the annual New Year Honours list.

News story: Scarborough to be affiliated with HMS Duncan

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today announced HMS Duncan will be affiliated with the seaside town of Scarborough, just months after it was selected to host national Armed Forces Day in 2020.

News story: British Army receives pioneering bomb disposal robots

The British Army have taken delivery of the first four cutting-edge bomb disposal robots following rigorous trials, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

News story: Defence Secretary reaffirms support to Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression

The Defence Secretary visited the crew of HMS Echo docked at the Ukrainian port of Odesa

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.

Statement to parliament: Modernising Defence Programme - Update

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has provided a final update on the Modernising Defence Programme to the House of Commons.

News story: Ministry of Defence Police ACC Paul McLaughlin retires

The MDP bids farewell to Assistant Chief Constable Paul McLaughlin who retires later this month, after serving for more than 34 years with the force.

News story: The Sun Military Awards 2018 reward armed forces heroes

The Millies congratulate winners for feats of courage and sacrifice with a glittering awards ceremony at Banqueting House

News story: Aaron keeps on running

Fresh from his success in the ‘World Marathon Majors’, competing in Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York and Frankfurt, MDP Sergeant Aaron Wilson has just kept on running.

News story: Minister praises work of organisations helping veterans into new careers

Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood attended the Officers' Association Careers Forum, hosted by Deloitte.

News story: Three shipbuilding teams shortlisted to build new warships in UK

Teams will receive contracts worth up to £5 million to push ahead with plans to build five new Type 31e warships.

News story: MAA international engagement and recognition

This article is about how the MAA is addressing the importance of international engagement and recognition activity by standing up a dedicated pillar.

News story: Typhoons launch with new missile

RAF Typhoons launch for the first time with the Meteor Air-to-Air missile.

News story: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit British Forces Cyprus

This week Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited British Armed Forces personnel based in Cyprus.

News story: Defence Secretary says DASA is ‘shining example’ of defence innovation

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is marking its second anniversary today.

News story: UK medical support to largest UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan continues after hospital handover to Vietnam

Medical personnel from all 3 services contribute to the success of Op Trenton; the Vietnamese will continue support to the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

News story: Defence Minister reaffirms ties with Mexico

The UK’s future relationship with Mexico looks bright under the country’s new administration, a Defence Minister has declared.

News story: Defence Secretary announces £400m investment for nuclear-armed submarines

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today announced a £400 million funding boost for the Dreadnought programme, as he opened a new training academy and revealed the name of the second Dreadnought submarine.

News story: JCCC’s commemorations team complete unprecedented levels of dedication during centenary year

War detectives’ go that extra mile for the fallen servicemen of both World Wars in 2018.

News story: Ministry of Defence Police supports ACT Christmas campaign and promotes use of Project Servator

MDP supports the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Christmas campaign and promotes use of Project Servator during the festive season.

News story: Sea king helicopters, asbestos

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been investigating the incidence of asbestos in sea king helicopters.

News story: UK-US defence partnership to reach new heights in years ahead

The UK and USA will work closer together than ever before to tackle shared threats as Britain expands its horizons across the globe, the Defence Secretary has affirmed.

News story: New military chiefs appointed

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed the new appointments of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of the Air Staff and Commander Joint Forces Command.

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