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News story: Prime Minister praises Royal Air Force at Centenary Reception

The Prime Minister hosted the Defence Secretary, three Service Chiefs and current and former service personnel at Downing Street today to recognise the dedication of those who have served in the RAF over the last 100 years.

More than 150 guests attended the event, including personnel from the Navy and...Read More »


News story: Wreaths laid to honour sacrifice of British peacekeepers

Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster speaking at RUSI event

United Nations (UN) peacekeepers from 120 nations were recognised today, and tributes were paid to more than 3,700 personnel from those countries who have died while serving as UN peacekeepers.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

We pay tribute to those who work tirelessly to protect families...Read More »


Press release: UK Royal Air Force marks 100th anniversary by inspiring Canadian youth

To celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF), school and cadet groups across Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec are getting an exclusive opportunity to learn about how pilots from the British and Canadian armed forces continue to work together to support peace and security around the world.

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News story: Flagship AI Lab announced as Defence Secretary hosts first meet between British and American defence innovators

Defence Minister Guto Bebb meets members of the US-UK Defence Innovation Board. Crown copyright.

As part of the MOD’s commitment to pursue and deliver future capabilities, the Defence Secretary announced the launch of AI Lab – a single flagship for Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and data science in defence based at Dstl in Porton Down. AI Lab will enhance and accelerate the UK’s...Read More »


News story: Decontamination work complete at Maltings site in Salisbury

This follows on-going clean-up operations to remove any potential residual contamination following the nerve agent attack on 4 March 2018.

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