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Flooding in England

Update on current flooding situation and how the government is responding.

200 UK troops deploy to support flood relief

Two hundred UK Armed Forces personnel have deployed this morning to South Yorkshire to support flood relief efforts.

Armed Forces lead nation in Cenotaph service on Remembrance Sunday

Over 800 members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force paraded alongside the Royal Family for the National Service of Remembrance.

How a century old spoon led to the military burial of an Essex soldier from the Great War

Artefacts led to a fitting burial service for Lance Corporal (LCpl) Frederick Thomas Perkins, of the 11th Battalion The Essex Regiment, who was killed during World War 1.

Burial Service Held on the Western Front for a Soldier of the Essex Regiment and his Comrade

Soldier of The Essex Regiment and an unknown soldier of an unknown regiment, who were killed during the Great War, were finally laid to rest with full military honours.

Strengthening Air Safety – The Defence Aviation Environment Conference 2019

To mark the 10th anniversary of The Nimrod Review, the MAA hosted a conference to assess advancements in air safety and the future challenges that lie ahead.

£2.8bn armoured vehicle contract secured for British Army

A contract worth £2.8 billion has been signed to provide state-of-the-art armoured fighting vehicles to the British Army.

DASA awards £2m contracts to counter hostile drone threats

Funds will develop new technology to tackle rising security risks posed by Unmanned Air Systems

Defence Secretary announces extension of UK training mission to Ukraine

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has today announced that the UK will be extending its training mission to Ukraine by three years to March 2023.

Ben Wallace, Defence Secretary letter to Chair of AFPRB

Letter from Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence to Peter Maddison, Chair of Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body regarding pay round 2020 to 2021.

British Ambassador to Turkey Sir Dominick Chilcott's remarks on Poppy Appeal

British Ambassador Sir Dominick Chilcott’s message marking the launch of the 2019 Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Production starts on world-leading respirators for UK armed forces

UK service personnel will be equipped with world-class respirators under a £16 million contract.

New Service Launched Helping Service Leavers to Plan Early and Leave Well

The launch of a new service from Veterans UK targets Service Leavers and their families that may need extra help and guidance transitioning from Service life.

Cadet Expansion Programme reaches 500 unit target

The target of 500 parading cadet units in schools across the UK has been reached.

New service to provide enhanced support to personnel leaving the military

The Defence Transition Service will support people as they transition to civilian life.

Helping Service Leavers to plan early and leave well

The launch of a new service from Veterans UK targets Service Leavers and their families that may need extra help and guidance transitioning from Service life.

First Poseidon aircraft delivered to the RAF

The first submarine-hunting Poseidon MRA1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) has been delivered to the Royal Air Force.

HMS Pembroke back in action after Fife refit

HMS Pembroke is back with the Royal Navy ahead of schedule and ready for action after a successful 42-week, £8 million refit at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Fife.

Team UK unveiled for Invictus Games in The Hague 2020

65 serving personnel and veterans will represent the UK at the fifth Invictus Games in The Hague next year.

Death of Daesh’s leader: UK government statement

The Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary outlined the UK government's reaction to the announcement of the death of Daesh's leader.

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