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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.

UK and France warned to strengthen post-Brexit security alliance to combat...

A new report led by former NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson and former French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has warned leaders to 'tackle the security challenges raised by Brexit'. 

Ministry of Defence sets out £186bn spending plans

The Ministry of Defence has published plans to spend over £186bn in the next ten years in its 2018 Defence Equipment Plan, let's take a look at what it contains.

Chancellor pledges extra £1 billion for defence

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged an extra £1bn for defence in order to boost cyber capability and the Dreadnought submarine program. 

British Army opens up all roles to women

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today confirmed that all roles in the British Army will be opened to women.

UK remains second highest NATO spender in new statistics

UK defence expenditure as a percent of GDP remained at 2.1% in 2017, the Ministry of Defence's international defence expenditure report reveals. 

British troops arrive in Holland ahead of Exercise Trident Juncture

Hundreds of British troops have arrived in Holland as part of the 2,500km road move for Exercise Trident Juncture. Over 2,700 British personnel will contribute to what is the largest NATO exercise in recent years.  

Mental health related discharges triples in British Army

The number of British Army personnel discharged due to depression has tripled in the past 6 years, figures show. 

F-35 conducts first night sorties on HMS Queen Elizabeth

It has been confirmed that the first F-35B night sorties from HMS Queen Elizabeth took place just two days after the first landing. 

Armed Forces need 8,200 more personnel in ‘largest shortfall in many...

A devastating new report has highlighted skill shortages in 102 critical areas across the armed forces. Commanders have reportedly had to cancel leave as a result in an effort to maintain operations. 

RFA Mounts Bay on standby as Tropical Storm Isaac grows

RFA Mounts Bay is pre-positioned and ready to respond as Tropical Storm Issac grows. It is likely to be upgraded to a hurricane in the coming hours.