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Henry was a defence & security writer at the UK Defence Journal but is now with Storyful. He had a particular focus on recruitment, mental health, and industry news.

RAF maintaining Saudi aircraft being used against Yemen, minister reveals

The RAF have provided support to Saudi aircraft involved in operations over Yemen.

Army numbers down for eighth consecutive year

The British Army’s full-time size has fallen to just 75,880 personnel.

Announced drone swarm may not be ready by end of 2019

The Royal Air Force’s new squadron of "network-enabled swarm drones" may not be ready by the end of 2019.

Gavin Williamson lays out defence plans for a ‘Global Britain’

The Defence Secretary today outlined his vision for the Armed Forces of a 'Global Britain' during a speech at the Royal United Services Institute. He said the UK must be ready "to use hard power" and not "walk on by when others are in need".

RAF Tornado jets return from operations for the final time

After almost four decades on operations, Royal Air Force Tornado jets have returned home to RAF Marham from operations in the Middle East. 

Mental health related discharges triple in British Army

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

Airbase set to become the first to be powered by green electricity

RAF Marham in Norfolk is set to become the first British military base to run almost entirely on green energy after the Ministry of Defence finalised a power purchase deal with a nearby biogas plant.

UK should establish military presence in South China Sea says report

The UK should pursue a "Pacific dimension" for the Royal Navy with a permanent facility in the Indo-Pacific region in order to "deter foreign powers from undertaking aggression" in the South China Sea, according to a new report.

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.