Category: Ministry of Defence

Armed Forces Minister visits East Africa to coordinate security support for Somalia

The Armed Forces Minister has visited key defence partners in East Africa to discuss joint efforts to promote regional stability and build security in Somalia. James Heappey visited Somalia, where the UK is working with allies from across East Africa to help the Somali state take over responsibility for security from international forces. The UK provides pre-deployment training for African...

Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd celebrates high achievers from the Armed Forces community

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd, Edmund Seymour Bailey Esq CStJ FRAgS appointed Cadet Flight Sergeant Duncan at an awards ceremony at Caernarfon Army Reserve Centre, Caernarfon, on April 28. The role, which lasts for one year, includes attendance with the Lord-Lieutenant at a number of official engagements such as Remembrance events, Royal visits and parades. More than 50 people attended...

First UK satellite launch with Prometheus-2 set for summer 2022

As part of a three-year mission two satellites will operate close to Earth experimenting and test imaging and interoperability. The first satellite launch from the UK will take place this summer as Prometheus-2 takes off from Spaceport Cornwall in Newquay, the Defence Procurement Minister, Jeremy Quin has announced. Built by In-Space Missions Ltd, based in Hampshire, and designed with Airbus...

Thousands of British troops support NATO in Europe

British forces will complete a series of planned exercises across Europe this month one of the largest deployments since the Cold War The exercises this month will see tanks, tracked artillery guns and armoured fighting vehicles deploy across Europe from Finland to North Macedonia, demonstrating British forces’ ability to integrate with NATO allies and preserve peace across the continent. The UK...