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Henry Jones

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

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...

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. 

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.