British reservists prepare to join fight against Ebola

EBOLAThe first UK reserves are joining nearly 100 regulars as they prepare to travel to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola outbreak. Both regular and reserve personnel from across the 3 services are… More information

AF QRA Force are “An impressive bunch”

QRAAs part of a wider tour of RAF sites in Scotland, the Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois spent a day at RAF Leuchars where the RAF’s 1 (Fighter) Squadron and 6 Squadron are based. During the visit to RAF air defence headquarters the… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

The Minister is impressed

MINISTERMark Francois has visited RAF Halton, where the headquarters for the exercise is located, where he received a detailed update. While there the minister learned more about those participating, and the scope, complexities and massive scale of the… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Defence Select Committee report into remotely piloted aircraft

DEFENCEA Defence Select Committee report published today says remotely piloted aircraft are an important military capability for the future. The rapid development of remotely piloted air systems by the UK armed forces over the… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

 

Apprenticeships available within the MoD

ApprenticeshipThe Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force combined are the biggest providers of apprenticeships in the UK. Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois went to meet some of those on the scheme. Mark Francois spoke to young… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

UAS at RAF Waddington – Striking precisely at those who pose a risk

MARK FRANCOISMinister for the Armed Forces Mark Francois toured RAF Waddington today to view the full scope of the UK’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) capability.  Mark Francois spoke to… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Minister announces new RAF Typhoon Sqn

TYPHOONOne of the oldest squadrons in the RAF is to be re-equipped with the latest Typhoon jets. The move is part of a transformation of the RAF’s combat air capability which will see battle-proven Tornado GR4 aircraft replaced by… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

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