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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.

News story: Shipbuilding firms chosen for Fleet Solid Support competition

Four shipbuilding firms and a British consortium have been selected to compete for the Fleet Solid Support ships contract

News story: Defence Secretary announces new additions to Innovation Panel

The expansion of the Defence Innovation Advisory Panel comes as the Department responds to their first independent report on innovation in Defence.

News story: Small businesses behind Defence’s biggest projects recognised

From fighter jets to training veterans, thousands of small businesses across the UK are helping to keep Britain safe through their vital services to Defence, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said today as he marked Small Business Saturday.

News story: Mastercard and MOD join forces to champion employment of ex service personnel

Payment technology company signs up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

News story: New frigate named HMS Edinburgh

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced HMS Edinburgh as the name of a cutting-edge British warship on the eve of St Andrew’s Day.

Speech: IISS Global Partnerships event 2018

Speech by Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.

News story: Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

News story: Operational Honours and Awards list November 2018

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

News story: Armed Forces Minister praises Quick Reaction Alert Force on RAF Coningsby visit

Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster today visited RAF Coningsby, one of the two bases from which RAF fast jets rapidly launch to protect UK skies.

News story: ‘Spirit of Yorkshire runs right through our nation’s defence’: Defence Minister hails Yorkshire firms on Huddersfield visit

The day after naming a new UK warship HMS Sheffield, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has hailed the role Yorkshire companies play in the nation’s defence after visiting three firms in Huddersfield.

News story: Joint Forces Command Operational Honours announced

The latest Operational Honours and Awards List has been published recognising individuals from across UK defence.

News story: HMS Sheffield revealed as new warship

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has today announced the name of a future world-beating British warship as HMS Sheffield.

News story: Defence Secretary secures ships to protect home waters

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has secured the protection of British home waters by announcing he will retain three of the Royal Navy’s patrol ships.

News story: Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report outlines stepped up support for military community

The annual Armed Forces Covenant Report has been published today.

News story: New Chinook simulators ready for training

A new, purpose built facility replicating real-life operations for Chinook helicopter crews with the very latest technology has been officially opened today.

News story: Rehabilitated veterans and microplastics clean-up receive military conservation award

A group of veterans who helped excavate 18th century skeletons have won the MOD’s top award for conservation.

News story: Platinum Award for MDP’s domestic abuse work

MDP Northern Ireland collects the 'Workplace Charter on Domestic Violence' Platinum Award.

News story: Maritime training deployments to deepen UK-Ukraine defence partnership

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson meets Minister of Defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak in London

Press release: Joint Statement of the Ministry of Defence of United Kingdom and Ukraine

Joint Statement of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

News story: Defence Secretary reaffirms commitment to fight against terror in Nigeria

The UK stands side by side with our Nigerian partners in the fight against violent extremism, the Defence Secretary reaffirmed in a visit to Nigeria.

News story: Ministry of Defence Police Officer and Police Dog compete in International Canine Biathlon

Constable Martin Johnson and Police Dog Peppa joined competitors from the UK, US, Belgium and Latvia.

News story: Armed Forces Minister reaffirms importance of Gibraltar to UK defence

Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster reaffirmed the strategic importance of Gibraltar for UK defence at the signing ceremony for the Armed Forces (Gibraltar) Act onboard HMS Diamond.

News story: MOD awards £160m contract to prepare RAF Lakenheath for US F-35s

The MOD has awarded a contract worth £160m to Kier VolkerFitzpatrick to deliver infrastructure to ready RAF Lakenheath for two squadrons of US F-35s.

News story: UK to double F-35 fleet with 17-jet order, Defence Secretary announces

The multi-million-pound contract signed will see the UK own 35 stealth jets by end of 2022 with Britain manufacturing 15% of the overall global order for 255 aircraft.

News story: UK leads Northern Group response to disinformation

The UK and northern European allies have agreed to establish a multinational group of experts to tackle disinformation at a Northern Group meeting in Norway today.

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