A further 353 armed forces personnel will deploy on the “front line” of the Covid-19 vaccination and testing effort in Scotland, the Defence Secretary has said.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has warned of a growing threat of international chemical and biological attacks – with some regimes willing to use such weapons on their own people.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has dismissed opinion polls showing support for Scottish independence is on the rise, saying arguments for separation "all slowly fall apart" under scrutiny.
Japan has welcomed Britain’s decision to deploy the Royal Navy’s new carrier strike group to the Indo-Pacific region amid growing tensions with China over navigation rights.
Northern Ireland unionists have called for Government intervention amid claims Brexit red tape could hinder the movement of military equipment within the UK.
Scottish ministers have not requested the help of Army "quick reaction teams" to support the Covid vaccination effort, despite supply outstripping delivery north of the border.
More than a million people have now received their first coronavirus vaccination but the UK’s chief medical officers have urged doctors to back “decisive action” to combat the “pandemic which is running rampant in our communities”.
Members of the armed forces will be drafted in to support coronavirus testing operations for thousands of school and college students in England, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced.
A decision on whether or not to allow the use of Huawei telecoms equipment in parts of Britain’s new 5G networks is not just technical – but also about behaviour, the Defence Secretary has said.