Technically the Royal Navy is growing, just not any larger than it was four...

Statements made by the government explicitly claim that the Royal Navy is growing, but are those claims accurate? Yes and no.

Fact Check: Can the UK be ‘forced into an EU Army’?

The UK has a veto on EU military policy.

The curious case of carrier naming outrage

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the only aircraft carrier in the world to have her name subject to claims of conspiracy and collusion against the people of Scotland.

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.

Fact Check – Liberal Democrats manifesto wrong on submarine patrols

The Liberal Democrats manifesto has made an incorrect point regarding the patrolling patterns of Trident carrying submarines.

Local newspaper and MSP share misinformation on Army plans

Local newspapers like the 'Blantyre Telegraph' and MSPs like Richard Lyle are unwittingly helping to spread misinformation regarding the armed forces response to Covid-19.
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Fact Check – Labour manifesto makes significant mistake over Army size

The Labour manifesto has made an incorrect claim regarding the size of the British Army.

Fact Check: How many jobs depend on Faslane?

Faslane is the second largest single-site employer in Scotland, after the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, with around 11,000 jobs directly and indirectly reliant on the base.

No, that’s not the British Army preparing for lockdown

A number of posts on Facebook and Twitter have went viral (pun intended), all of them share the same misleading image.

No change to Op Althea shoulder insignia, contrary to claims on social media

The Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) has confirmed to us that British soldiers in Bosnia have not changed their shoulder insignia, contrary to a wildly shared tweet from the 'Veterans for Britain' group. 

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