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COVID-19: changes to Veterans UK Services

Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, there are changes to Veterans UK services. You can find the latest information here

Armed Forces announce launch of Cyber Regiment in major modernisation

A new Cyber Regiment has been launched to protect frontline operations from digital attack as Defence continues its modernisation to combat the threats of tomorrow, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace today announces.

RAF jets in Lithuania intercept Russian aircraft

Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets deployed to Lithuania have conducted their first intercept of Russian aircraft as part of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission.

DIO completes essential improvements at RNAS Yeovilton

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has completed and handed over to the Royal Navy a project at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.

Ministry of Defence seeks to maximise Reserves contribution through new review

The specialist contribution military reservists have made across society during Britain’s battle against coronavirus will help inform a review examining how defence can maximise the skills of its Reserve Forces.

New £300-million contract paves the way for Veterans UK digital transformation

The way many of Veterans UK services are delivered is to be digitised as part of a new contract worth £300-million that successfully commenced on 1 June 2020.

Third Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot takes off in RAF Wittering

The FAM pilot is now live across all three services after the third FAM pilot site launched at RAF Wittering.

Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

Construction begins on DIO’s new Whittington headquarters

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Kier have marked the start of construction work to create a new headquarters at the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Whittington site with a turf-cutting ceremony.

Readout of Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace’s phone call with US Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper

The Defence Secretary has had a phone call with his US counterpart to discuss ongoing collaboration and shared challenges

jHub support NHSX to securely share COVID-19 symptom data

Strategic Command’s innovation hub, jHub, were recently commissioned to support NHSX to securely gather and share COVID-19 symptom data for project OASIS.

Joint Statement of The Northern Group of Defence Ministers, 20 May 2020

Defence Ministers of The Northern Group have issued the following Joint Statement

UK Armed Forces step up support to the Caribbean Overseas Territories during coronavirus pandemic

The RAF have delivered 6 ventilators and medication to support the Overseas Territories during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and RFA Argus conducted training exercises in preparation for hurricane season.

Ministry of Defence Police: COVID-19 response

In challenging times, the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) is proud to serve and continue delivering for defence.

Red Arrows to stay in Lincolnshire following RAF Scampton closure

The Red Arrows are set to stay in their home county of Lincolnshire and move to RAF Waddington after the closure of their current base RAF Scampton.

Funding to support armed forces charities doing vital work during pandemic

Defence Minister Johnny Mercer announces extra funding to support frontline armed forces charities across the UK.

Nation falls silent to mark VE 75

Additional plans unveiled for 75th Anniversary of VE Day this Friday

UK Armed Forces Maintaining Critical Defence Activities

The UK Armed Forces are ensuring they keep the country safe, supporting the national response to Covid-19, continuing their critical operations at home and overseas, while ensuring they prepare for future tasks in a delibera…

Veterans UK celebrates the 75th anniversary of VE Day

This Friday the nation will join together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Coronavirus precautions on the Defence Training Estate

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has worked with industry partner, Landmarc Support Services, to help soldiers using the Defence Training Estate to protect themselves in the fight against Coronavirus.

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