Ministry Of Defence

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Military assisting after drone sighted at Heathrow Airport

Military assisting after drone sighted at Heathrow Airport

Military assisting after drone sighted at Heathrow Airport

The military has been called to Heathrow Airport, and the Metropolitan Police have launched a criminal investigation after a drone sighting halted flights

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

52% of Armed Forces injuries are in training, figures show

52% of Armed Forces injuries are in training, figures show

52% of Armed Forces injuries are in training, figures show

More injuries were cause during training than in any other activity for full-time members of the Armed Forces, figures show.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Spending on armed forces should rise to NHS levels, defence minster says

Spending on armed forces should rise to NHS levels, defence minster says

MPs warned that the MoD 'simply does not have enough money to buy all the equipment it needs'.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

'Gavin Williamson wants to put British pride in defence despite campaigning for remain', says journalist

'Gavin Williamson wants to put British pride in defence despite campaigning for remain', says journalist

'Gavin Williamson wants to put British pride in defence', says journalist

Gavin Williamson has reportedly asked for EU flags to be replaced with Union Jacks at the Ministry of Defence

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Bodies from Second World War ships 'illegally moved to mass grave'

Bodies from sunken British Second World War ships 'illegally moved to mass grave'

Bodies from sunken British WW2 ships 'illegally moved to mass grave'

it is thought looters moved the remains to a grave just one metre deep

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Brexit: 'Europeans would have to be crazy to force ECJ on security deal talks', says rear admiral

Brexit: EU would have to be crazy to frustrate security deal, says former MoD director-general

'Europeans would be crazy to force ECJ on security talks', says rear admiral

Chris Parry, a former Director General of the Ministry of Defence, said his belief the Europeans wouldn't stress the issue of the European Court of Justice to maintain the ad

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

British Army to be questioned over recruiting soldiers who liked nazism on social media

British Army facing scrutiny over recruiting soldiers who liked nazi page on social media

British Army faces scrutiny over recruiting soldiers who liked nazism online

The army could face questioning after it emerged several troops were accepted after expressing racist views online

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

he wants to be attacked to deflect all of the problems away from himself and get the people behind him

North Korea: 'Kim Jong-un wants to be attacked to deflect problems away from himself' claims former MoD director

'Kim Jong-un wants to be attacked to deflect problems away from himself'

Chris Parry spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the ongoing crisis with North Korea

Monday, August 21, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Iraq: 'We must identify who was responsible for not replacing poor Land Rovers'

Iraq: Former minister asks 'what more could Tony Blair have done before invading?'

Blair's former minister asks 'what more could he have done before invading?'

Lord Falconer says it seems utter incompetence meant Land Rovers in Iraq weren't replaced

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Soldier killed in incident involving tank at Ministry of Defence base

Soldier killed in incident involving tank at Ministry of Defence base

Soldier killed in incident involving tank at Ministry of Defence base

A soldier who was part of the Royal Tank Regiment was injured at Castlemartin Range and is said to have passed away with his family at his bedside

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Reports suggest RAF drone which stopped ISIS execution potentially wounded civilians

RAF Reaper Drone which stopped ISIS execution injured up to 20 civilians - monitor

RAF drone which stopped ISIS execution injured up to 20 civilians - monitor

The Royal Air Force strike successfully halted the execution of prisoners by Islamic State, but reportedly wounded innocents in the process

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Germany orders search for Nazi material in military bases

Germany orders nationwide hunt for Nazi material in military bases

Germany orders nationwide hunt for Nazi material in military bases

A search will take place in all army barracks, due to suspicions of extremism within the military

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Ministry of Defence apologises for death of Iraqi teenager in 2003

Ministry of Defence apologises for death of Iraqi teenager in 2003

Ministry of Defence apologises for death of Iraqi teenager in 2003

Ahmad Jabbar Kareem Ali drowned in the Shatt Al Basra canal in May 2003 after he was detained by British troops on suspicion of looting

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ministry of Defence to revise controversial malaria drug prescription

British troops' malaria drug guidelines to be revised by Ministry of Defence

British troops' malaria drug guidelines to be revised by Ministry of Defence

The drug, Lariam, has been associated with depression, hallucinations and panic attacks

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A new drone will be trialled next year to track terrorists

Britain's New Anti-Terror Weapon: The Zephyr S Drone, a solar-powered 'pseudo-satellite' flying at 70,000 feet

Britain's new anti-terror weapon: A 'pseudo-satellite' solar-powered drone

The drone can stay in the air for 45 days, smashing the world record for an unrefuelled aircraft and allowing it to traverse the globe in the hunt for potential threats

Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

'That's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce, a push bike', says Chris Parry on MP Emily Thornberry's Trident comments

'That's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce – a push bike', Rear Admiral Chris Parry dismisses the cost-savings of not renewing Trident

'It's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce – a push bike'

Chris Parry, former director general of development, concepts and doctrine at the Ministry of Defence, explains why he scrapping nuclear weapons is a false economy

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

'It wouldn't make sense to give this drug' - Matthew Baylis backs MP assessment of anti-malaria drug Lariam

Former Lariam user 'shocked' that MoD continue to prescribe 'last resort' drug to troops

Former Lariam user 'shocked' that MoD continue to prescribe 'last resort' drug

MPs this week criticised the Ministry of Defence for the way they hand out controversial anti-malarial treatment