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Henry is a Defence & Security writer at the UK Defence Journal. He has a particular focus on recruitment, mental health, and industry news.

An inside look at the UK’s military presence in the Gulf

Henry Jones spent a week in the Middle East, including two days onboard RFA Cardigan Bay in the Persian Gulf. As well as a visit to HMS Montrose and HMS Shoreham, he reports on the continued British presence in an increasingly volatile region.

F-35 still has maintenance issues, Pentagon says

All three variants of the F-35 jet are 'breaking down more often than planned', the Pentagon’s director of operational testing has said.

British Army apologises after Angela Rayner death threat

Lieutenant General Ivan Jones, the Commander Field Army, has issued a public apology after a soldier tweeted that MP Angela Rayner should "perish" in a Brexit "civil war."

Ascension Island runway may not be repaired until 2022

The contract to repair the 3,000 metre runway at RAF Ascension Island has yet to be awarded.

BAE unveil new ‘Sceptre’ mission planning software for the RAF

BAE have announced that their new mission planning software will be rolled out by November 2020.

Royal Navy reveals sharp increase in Russian naval activity

Russian naval activity has seen an increase in recent years.

14,000 apply to join British Army after new adverts

Over 14,600 people applied to join the British Army in January 2019.

Captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth ‘reassigned’ over alleged misconduct

The captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth has been "reassigned".

Armed Forces almost 10,000 personnel under government target

The Armed Forces are 9,900 personnel short of their target.

Defence Secretary unveils new ‘National Carrier Policy’

The new carrier strategy will ensure the UK has "one carrier at readiness at all times".