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Forces Help to Buy scheme extended for a further three years

A government scheme to help military personnel get on the housing ladder has been extended until the end of 2022, the Defence Secretary has announced.

New Office for Veterans’ Affairs will ensure the UK leads the world in care for Armed Forces Veterans

The new office sits within the Cabinet Office and will pull together all functions of government, and better co-ordinate charity sector provision.

New solar panels generate savings at Worthy Down

Solar panels are helping the environment and saving money at the Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA) at Worthy Down.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace addresses the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 2019

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace addressed parliamentarians from across the NATO Alliance at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on Monday 14 October 2019.

First UK fighter jets land onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth

Pictures released by the MOD show UK F-35 Lightning jets landing, taking off and hovering onboard Britain’s next generation aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time.

Cayman Islands to establish a new reserve unit with support of the UK military

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster travelled to the Cayman Islands and met with the Governor, and the Premier to agree the first steps in establishing the new unit

DIO awards contract worth £17-million for next phase of work at Bassingbourn Barracks

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a contract worth £17-million to Kier Graham Defence Ltd to ready Bassingbourn Barracks for the relocation of the British Army’s Mission Training and Mobilisation Cent…

Burial of 13 WW1 soldiers brings closure to crowdfunded archaeological project

A burial service on Thursday 10 October brought closure to a crowdfunded archaeological project that discovered 110 previously missing soldiers.

Burial service held on the Western Front for two Unknown London Soldiers of the Royal Fusiliers

On Wednesday 9 October, on what was the Western Front just over a century ago, two Unknown Soldiers of The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) killed during the Great War were finally laid to rest with full military ho…

Army and RAF listed as top 100 social mobility employers

The Army and the Royal Air Force have today been listed as two of the top 100 employers in the country for encouraging social mobility.

Over 3,000 troops from 14 countries in UK for NATO Exercise

Joint Warrior, the major multinational military exercise which will boost the defensive capabilities of the UK and its Allies, takes place across Scotland and Northern England over the next two weeks.

Air accident error prediction

Aviation has a long history of learning from accidents.

Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessel named HMS Spey

HMS SPEY, the last of five cutting-edge Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) procured for the Royal Navy has been formally named on the Clyde today.

RAF pilot seconded to Virgin Orbit space programme

The Royal Air Force (RAF) and Virgin Orbit have selected the RAF pilot to be seconded to the company’s ground-breaking small satellite launch programme.

Trio of buildings completed at Worthy Down

Construction of a combined medical dental centre, physical training centre and band/drill area has completed on the site of the Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration at Worthy Down.

HMNB Clyde selected for first UK military accommodation trial

Scottish naval base is the first to launch the Future Accommodation Model pilot for service personnel.

Duke of Sussex visits UK troops on counter-poaching operations in Malawi

The Duke of Sussex met British Army personnel deployed to Malawi and paid tribute to Guardsman Matthew Talbot, who sadly died there earlier this year

UK supports military transparency by hosting visit of 22 countries

This week representatives from 22 countries - including from France, Russia and the USA – have visited military sites in the UK as part of steps to increase transparency and to reduce the risk of misunderstanding or miscalcu…

Update: air strikes against Daesh

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

UK Space Conference

Minister for Defence Procurement Anne-Marie Trevelyan's speech at the UK Space Conference in Newport, South Wales.

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