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Operational Honours and Awards List April 2020

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

Coronavirus – Changes to Veterans UK Services

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, and in line with Government public health advice, we are taking steps to minimise the risks to veterans and their families.

Plans underway to modernise the Reserve Forces & Cadets Association

Plans to modernise the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations (RFCAs) were announced today following a year-long review by the Ministry of Defence.

VE Day commemorations to change to protect veterans

In line with the latest expert medical and scientific advice, VE Day 75 events will be scaled back 


UK personnel to drawdown from Iraq

Following a pause in the coalition training mission in Iraq, some service personnel will be redeploying back to the UK.

Military stands up COVID Support Force

The Defence Secretary announces new measures to put service personnel and Reservists on standby to support public services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID Support Force

The Defence Secretary announces new measures to put service personnel and Reservists on standby to support public services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

Armed Forces protected from vexatious claims in important step

New laws to protect military personnel and veterans from vexatious claims and the cycle of re-investigations will be introduced today.

Suspension of War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Medical Examinations and Assessments

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), who arrange our medical examinations are to cancel all examinations for a period of up to 3 months from 17 March 2020.

Hostile state activity assessment body announced

Home Secretary publicly confirms existence of the joint state threats assessment team.

Dstl acquires first fleet of autonomous ground vehicle systems

Autonomous delivery of vital supplies to the front-line with improved efficiency and reduced risk to life moves another step closer to reality as the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) announces the purchase of…

Ministry of Defence confirms the death of Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon

LCpl Gillon died on duty in the Middle East.

RAF delivers UK aid to Turkey for Syrians in crisis

Vital humanitarian aid will provide much-needed relief amid worsening humanitarian crisis in Idlib.

Addressing suicides among veterans and serving personnel

Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Johnny Mercer, delivered an oral statement to Parliament on addressing suicides among veterans and serving personnel.

Attack on Camp Taji in Iraq: Foreign Secretary's statement

The Foreign Secretary has issued a statement following the attack on Coalition forces at Camp Taji in Iraq last night.

DIO announces Nuclear Technical Support Provider framework suppliers

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has announced the 3 suppliers selected to join the new Nuclear Technical Support Provider (NTSP) framework.

The Ministry of Defence Commercial Delivery Partner

The MOD Commercial Delivery Partner (CommDP) programme is a strategic initiative that will support transformation and innovation.

Lt Gen Richard Nugee to lead MOD's climate change policy

A new review has been launched to spearhead initiatives within the Ministry of Defence when it comes to tackling the challenges of climate change.

Gaming technology trialled in training UK Armed Forces

Trials are set to begin for a new virtual reality training platform for the UK Armed Forces, built on the same gaming engine as Fortnite.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace gives a speech to the Atlantic Council

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace outlines the importance of helping to stabilise fragile states

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