The myths surrounding Britain’s new aircraft carriers

The most popular myth about the new British aircraft carriers is that they don't have any aircraft but there are many other false claims circulating on the internet, we've taken a look at some of them.

Misinformation spreads claiming ‘Nuclear submarine on fire in Scotland’

A Twitter account called @navynotnuclear has appeared to spread misinformation relating to a non-existent fire onboard a nuclear submarine in Scotland, something then picked up by @MatthewDresch for the @DailyMirror before spreading to a Russian propaganda website.

How the British military assisted with the COVID-19 response in Scotland

Scottish health boards and the Scottish Government made use of British military assistance in the form of patient transfers by air, PPE fitting and testing, delivery of additional hospital beds and "planning assistance to the Scottish Government".

‘Carrier with no planes’ – The myth that’s even being repeated by MPs

HMS Queen Elizabeth and her F-35 jets have been out to sea a few times now for trials and exercises so it's hard to imagine people, especially a Member of Parliament, spreading the myth that 'the carrier has no aircraft' but here we are.

No, the flag painted onto the VIP Voyager aircraft isn’t backwards

With the reveal of imagery showing a new paint job for the aircraft used by the Prime Minister, many have expressed concern that the flag has been painted on backwards.

RAF aircraft over Glasgow sparks odd speculation in local media

Despite provocative headlines to the contrary, the aircraft that was conducting training in and around Glasgow Airport was not "mysterious", "unmarked" or anything at all to do with the "Coronavirus lockdown".

No, PPE for Scotland isn’t being ‘diverted to England’

It had been claimed that PPE companies in England were told to prioritise England over Scotland. The First Minister of Scotland and the Scottish Health Secretary have however "accepted assurances" that this is not the case.

NATO responds to Russian myths about the Alliance and COVID-19

NATO say that Russian officials have made false accusations about the role of the Alliance in the fight against COVID-19.

No, Royal Marines did not forcibly take Coronavirus equipment from Scotland for England

A viral tweet has claimed that Royal Marines have forcibly removed medical equipment from Dundee to be used in England in the fight against Coronavirus.

How did the rumour of a military base in Strathclyde Park spread?

When I contacted the Blantyre Telegraph for comment about their claims an Army base was being set up near Glasgow, they threatened me with legal action if I even dared to mention their Facebook page.

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