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A look at the UK’s strategic partnership with Ukraine

Since the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, Ukraine has been the cornerstone of the UK's approach to the Black Sea region.

Memories of BATUS

The news that the bulk of the British Army is leaving BATUS has brought a wave of nostalgia to a certain generation of BAOR warriors.

NAVAL NEWS

Babcock complete ‘frigate factory’ in Rosyth

In addition to a new facility that is able to build two frigates at the same time, Babcock also announced that they will be expanding their shipbuilding workforce in Scotland by 500 people.

Video emerges showing British F-35B aircraft carrier crash

Earlier in the month, a British F-35B ended up crashing into the sea after taking off from HMS Queen Elizabeth. Here's the footage...

Royal Navy ship deployed to fight piracy in West African waters

HMS Trent will help protect more than £6 billion of UK trade that passes through the region.

AVIATION NEWS

RAF on high alert due to increased Arctic activity

The Royal Air Force will be on high alert from now until the 25th of next month in order to track an unregistered cargo flight from the Arctic region.

RAF to deploy aircraft to remote Scottish islands

Typhoon jets and an A400M transport aircraft will deploy to Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides in a major test of the 'Agile Combat Employment' concept.

More details emerge on adversary jet combat training contract

The UK is looking for a private company to provide jet and pilots to 'fight' against the Royal Air Force in order to train pilots as part of a £100 million contract.

LAND NEWS

Scottish troops to lead formation Army’s elite new Ranger Regiment

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has announced today that The First Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland will lead the British Army’s new Ranger...

The British Army’s new Ranger Regiment – What will they be used for?

The Ranger Regiment is a major part of the biggest shake-up of the British Army in over 20 years... but what is it for?

British Army undergoing ‘most significant’ shake up in 20 years

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said that as part of the 'Future Soldier' project the British Army will be reorganised as an "expeditionary fighting force" designed to be more deployable.

International News

Fact Checks

Indian news shares video of Wales claiming it is Afghanistan

An Indian news channel has broadcast a clip of an American F-15 flying in Wales and claimed it is proof of a "full fledged Pakistani invasion" of Afghanistan.

How many frigates are being built in Scotland?

Shipyards in Scotland will build 8 Type 26 Frigates, 5 Type 31 Frigates and potentially an unspecified number of Type 32 Frigates.

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