Mod have announced that: Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has unveiled an ambitious new National Shipbuilding Strategy which meets the challenge set by Sir John Parker last November and sets out plans for the first batch of Type 31e frigates.
SPEAKER’S LECTURE – ‘THE FUTURE OF THE ARMED FORCES’ By Dr Julian Lewis MP DS fully agrees with the sentiments set out in this brilliant speech. http://www.julianlewis.net/essays-and-topics/4337:the-future-of-the-armed-forces TAD070817
DS is pleased to provide a link to the recent RUSI debate on defence ahead of the general election, chaired by Mr Mark Urban. It is a pity that political interlocutors found it so difficult to think of defence as much more than a ‘Westminster bubble football’ to be kicked around the park with little Continue reading
DS will not comment upon the Westminster Terrorist Outrage committed on 22 March 2017 except to reproduce the words of our Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Theresa May MP, offered whilst the incident was still being evaluated and which speak powerfully of the debt we all owe our security forces – civilian and military – Continue reading
DS is pleased to acknowledge the defence secretary’s statement on the future of the RN but DS is also cautious because of the danger that what is offered is aspirational rather than reality.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chief of the Defence Staff, rightly pointed out in his 2016 Royal United Services Institute lecture that several thousand British service personnel would be serving overseas or on duty at home this coming Christmas. Although figures vary and it is difficult to say exactly how many are where, there Continue reading
HMG has published its first SDSR 2015 report since BREXIT SDSR First Annual Report 2016