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News story: Graves of Two Kent Soldiers Identified a Century After Their Deaths in the Great War

The resting places of Captain (Capt) Cecil Thomas Tuff, The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) and Captain Eric Wilson Edwards, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), have been identified more than a hundred years after they lost their lives during World War I.

News story: UK and US pilots to prepare for frontline on state-of-the-art simulators

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced that British pilots will be able to undertake simultaneous, virtual exercises with US counterparts based across the Atlantic using new cutting-edge simulation technology.

News story: RAF Typhoons scramble twice in two days to intercept Russian aircraft

Royal Air Force Typhoons deployed in Estonia scramble for the first time since taking over the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission in the country.

Speech: RUSI Sea Power Conference 15 May 2019

Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC DL keynote speech at the start of the First Sea Lord’s Sea Power Conference at RUSI, London.

Speech: Defence Secretary keynote speech at the Sea Power Conference 2019

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt speaks about the Royal Navy and Global Britain.

News story: Ilford Park Polish Home Residents Remember Those Who Fought and Died in the Capture of Monte Cassino 75 Years ago

As the sun shone down on the Ilford Park Polish Home in Devon, residents made their way from the church service remembering those who bravely fought and lost their lives during the Battle of Monte Cassino.

News story: Military Aviation Authority (MAA) transformation of the design and airworthiness requirements for service aircraft (Defence Standard 00-970)

As the early pioneers of powered flight discovered, often to their peril, several fundamental aircraft design rules were key to a safe flight.

News story: Defence Secretary calls for veteran-led support to be at the heart of mental health services

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced a new package of measures to boost mental health support for ex-service personnel.

News story: Housing workshop for Veterans to be hosted by London VAPC

More than a third of the capital’s local authorities to attend the event.

News story: Armed Forces Minister meets 1,000 UK personnel based in Estonia on NATO mission

Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster witnessed the depth and breadth of the UK’s longstanding defence relationship with Estonia first-hand after visiting deployed UK personnel this week.

News story: Ministry of Defence confirms the death of Guardsman Mathew Talbot

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Guardsman Mathew Talbot.

News story: The grave of Private Frederick Foskett, Lancashire Fusilier, killed during the Great War rededicated a century later

The resting place of Private Frederick Foskett was honoured during a rededication service held at the Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Press release: Defence Secretary praises 50 years of nuclear service as new submarine is named

The Defence Secretary has announced the fourth Dreadnought submarine as HMS King George VI ahead of a special service at Westminster Abbey today to recognise the Royal Navy’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD) over the past 50 years.

News story: New Director Defence Innovation appointed at Ministry of Defence

Clare Cameron has been talking about her new role to oversee innovation across Defence

News story: Fourth Quick Reaction Alert Squadron for RAF Lossiemouth

RAF Lossiemouth welcomed a new, fourth operational Typhoon squadron to augment its mission to protect UK and NATO airspace today, Thursday, 2 May 2019.

News story: Two unknown soldiers given military burial a century after their deaths in the Great War

Two unknown soldiers have been laid to rest more than 100 years after they fell serving their county during World War 1.

News story: Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

News story: Can you help trace the family of a missing World War 2 soldier?

The MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre is searching for male family members of a British soldier who was killed in action in October 1944.

News story: Armed Forces mark Anzac Day at Cenotaph service

Representatives of the Armed Forces have taken part in Anzac Day commemorations in London

News story: D-Day 75: Veterans to be saluted by land, sea and air in June

The Ministry of Defence has announced that 4,000 Armed Forces personnel will salute Normandy veterans at commemorative events taking place in Normandy and Portsmouth.

News story: Sherwood Forester and an unknown soldier buried 100 years after their deaths in the Great War

Two burial services have taken place on the Western Front for an unknown soldier of the Sherwood Foresters and an unknown soldier of an unknown regiment.

News story: Universities urged to boost support for armed forces

Two Government Ministers have written to universities calling on them to step up provisions for the forces community and sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

News story: Life-saving frontline technology given £5 million boost

The development of the TXA Autoinjector will allow life-saving blood clotting treatment to be given at the push of a button.

News story: UK and India strengthen defence ties with new agreement

The UK is set to strengthen defence ties with India through a renewed Memorandum of Understanding, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced.

News story: Apaches take off for Estonia

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson bid farewell to Army aviators as they took off for Estonia, where they will be training alongside NATO forces working to reassure our allies and deter our adversaries.

News story: RAF Northolt runway closes as planned for resurfacing

RAF Northolt’s runway has closed for 6 months as planned so that resurfacing works can take place.

News story: Dstl launches new game to recruit brightest minds for cyber work

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched an online game to recruit more than 60 staff to work in Cyber and Information Systems.

News story: Cornish soldier killed during World War 1 is finally laid to rest

Private (Pte) Arthur Burt who served with the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, has been honoured and has finally been laid to rest.

News story: Suppliers announced for housing and facilities management contract framework

DIO’s Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) programme has reached a milestone with the announcement that Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has appointed companies to new frameworks for new housing and facilities management (FM) contracts.

Press release: Dstl to host AI Defence and Security Conference

Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the theme for this year’s “AI Fest”, an annual conference hosted by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) that explores the implications of AI for Defence and Security.

Press release: MOD launches £2m fund to counter drones threat

The MOD has launched a £2m competition for proposals to tackle the future threats of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

News story: UK’s most advanced jets deploy overseas for the first time

F-35B Lightning aircraft are set to deploy to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus

News story: Billion-pound investment in vital MOD testing sites

Military equipment testing, training and evaluation sites are set to get a £1.3bn boost, the Defence Secretary has announced.

News story: Royal Navy vessel identifies evasion of North Korea sanctions

A Royal Navy vessel conducting United Nations sanctions enforcement against North Korea has successfully tracked an illegal transfer at sea.

News story: Operational Honours and Awards List: April 2019

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

Press release: Defence Minister and industry leaders commit to closer collaboration

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has joined industry leaders at the Defence Suppliers Forum today to make a series of landmark commitments that will promote more effective joint working and boost productivity.

News story: UK-led high-readiness force to deploy to the Baltic Sea

Nearly 2,000 UK Armed Forces personnel will deploy to the Baltic Sea for a series of multinational exercises in support of European security.

News story: New ACC Andrea Bishop joins the Ministry of Defence Police

This week the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) welcomes new Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Andrea Bishop, who will celebrate 30 years’ police service later this year.

Press release: £75m investment set to revolutionise Royal Navy operations

Robots and autonomous mine-hunters are set to revolutionise Royal Navy operations after the Defence Secretary announced a £75m injection into new technology.

News story: New initiatives introduced to support modern service life

A series of new initiatives, aimed at modernising the living and working arrangements for armed forces personnel have been launched today by the Defence Secretary.

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