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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.

Soldier “unfairly targeted” by Mail on Sunday article

The British Army's Infantry Battle School (IBS) has told the UK Defence Journal that a soldier was "unfairly targeted" by a Mail On Sunday article after she failed a fitness test last week. 

Defence Secretary declares F-35B combat ready

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the British F-35 Lightning jets are ready to be deployed on operations around the world, marking a major step forward in combat capability. 

Defence Secretary praises UK peacekeepers in South Sudan

The UK must continue to bring equality and peace to the world’s most fragile countries, the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said on a visit to Africa. 

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.