Military

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Labour to pledge rapid action on replenishing UK weapon stocks
Party wants to shift MoD procurement to ‘urgent operational footing’ with stockpiles depleted by gifts of military aid to Ukraine

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

06, Feb, 2023 @10:30 PM

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Royal Navy opens investigation into contaminated drinking water incident
Most of HMS Portland sailors who were taken to hospital have been discharged and all are expected to make full recovery

Tom Ambrose

04, Feb, 2023 @1:27 PM

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Royal Navy sailors in hospital after ‘wrong chemical’ added to ship’s water
Navy says HMS Portland sailors hospitalised as precaution after drinking accidentally contaminated water

Jane Clinton

03, Feb, 2023 @11:00 PM

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Royal Navy orders investigation into nuclear submarine ‘repaired with glue’
Claims made that broken bolts on HMS Vanguard’s reactor chamber were stuck on instead of replaced

Joe Middleton

01, Feb, 2023 @12:02 AM

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Firefighters vote for first national strike in 20 years as talks to avert teacher strikes fail – as it happened
Firefighter say government and employers have ten days to avert strike as teaching union says talks produced no breakthrough

Andrew Sparrow

30, Jan, 2023 @6:05 PM

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Troops may be called into Northern Ireland if firefighters strike
Exclusive: Fire service chief says he will ask MoD for help if unions do not cover ‘high-risk calls’

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

26, Jan, 2023 @5:46 PM

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‘Dirty wee torturers’: Northern Irish man tells of British army abuse during Troubles
Jim Auld, 72, was one of 14 ‘hooded men’ subjected to interrogation methods since ruled as torture

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @10:56 AM

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What’s it like to watch someone die? Ask a drone pilot | Adrian Chiles
Technology used to distance the military from the deaths they caused. Now everything is up close and personal, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

18, Jan, 2023 @4:04 PM

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UK seeks more German support as it confirms Challenger tanks for Ukraine
Ben Wallace wants Berlin to allow its Leopard 2 tanks to be re-exported from Nato countries to join British heavy armour

Dan Sabbagh and Kate Connolly in Berlin

16, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Ukraine will need more tanks if it is to make breakthrough
UK is sending 14 tanks, and other countries may soon send more but experts say Kyiv needs about 100

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

16, Jan, 2023 @3:26 PM

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Sunak confirms UK will send tanks to Ukraine ‘to push Russian troops back’
Sending Challengers puts pressure on Germany to agree to re-export Leopard tanks as part of wider effort to boost military aid

Michael Savage Policy editor

14, Jan, 2023 @3:47 PM

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Ukraine confident UK will send Challenger 2 tanks to help war effort
Kyiv hopes decision on heavy armour will pave way for Germany to allow re-export of Leopard 2s

Dan Sabbagh and Luke Harding

13, Jan, 2023 @5:15 PM

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