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Henry Jones

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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.

The Type 45 engine problems – it’s not the Royal Navy’s fault

The Type 45 destroyer is often regarded as the most advanced guided missile destroyer in the world.

Poll finds just 15% think Armed Forces are well equipped

A poll conducted by ICM Research for the Ministry of Defence has found that just 15% of those surveyed ’strongly agree’ that the UK Armed Forces is well equipped.

UK confirms increase in Afghanistan commitment

The Ministry of Defence have confirmed that they would send an additional 440 troops to Afghanistan, bringing the total number to almost 1,100.

First Sea Lord speaks of ‘exerting national influence’ in speech at IISS

The First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones, spoke today at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

The state of the Army – a post Land Warfare Conference assessment

The RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018, held earlier last week, opened my eyes as to the array of problems across defence.

100 troops deployed to fight fire on Saddleworth Moor

Around 100 soldiers and an RAF Chinook helicopter have been deployed to assist the Manchester Fire & Rescue Service on Saddleworth Moor.

UK to send 440 more troops to Afghanistan

The British Army is likely to send up to 440 more troops to Afghanistan to train the Afghan National Security Forces.

Nia Griffith discusses Labour’s defence policies at RUSI

Nia Griffith, the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, spoke today at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in Whitehall.