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The Royal Corps of Signals has been celebrating its 100th anniversary. We've taken a look at the Corps' history and how it has evolved over the years, from the First World War to today. Click on the link in the bio to find out more. 👆 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wwi #worldwarone #worldwartwo #wwii #history #royalsignals100 #royalsignals #royalcorpsofsignals #signallers #history #news #militarylife #militaryhistory

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Royal Air Force Typhoons based in Lithuania have been scrambled for the fifth time to intercept Russian aircraft off the Baltic coast. The fighter jets, from RAF Lossiemouth's 6 Squadron, intercepted a Russian IL-78 MIDAS air-to-air refuelling aircraft that was flying over the Baltic Sea. The aircraft are deployed to Lithuania as part of NATO's Baltic Air policing mission. Click on the link in the bio for the full story. 👆 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #raf #royalairforce #rafaircraft #typhoon #eurofightertyphoon #nato #natoaircraft #natobalticairpolicing #baltic #balticsea #armedforces #militarynews #militarylife #russia #quickreactionalert

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Britain’s biggest warship has returned home to Portsmouth as a "fully-trained aircraft carrier" for the first time. HMS Queen Elizabeth and her 1,100-strong crew have spent 10 weeks, almost exclusively at sea around the UK. The £3 billion warship will now undergo planned maintenance, before her maiden deployment in the new year. Click on the link in the bio for more. 👆 📸::Royal Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #HMSQueenElizabeth #aircraftcarrier #RoyalNavy #Navy #MilitaryLife #QueenElizabethClass #QueenElizabethClassCarrier #training #portsmouth #portsmouthnaval #militaryship #armedforces #ukaf #ukarmedforces

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A Royal Marine has been decorated by the US military for his service in Afghanistan. 🏅 Commando Major James Fuller was awarded the Bronze Star for his year-long tour of duty while on exchange with the US Marine Corps. He said: "This means a lot to me – I’m truly humbled. There wasn’t anything which I did differently from my US Marine colleagues." Click on the link in the bio for the full story. ☝️ 📸:: Royal Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #royalmarines #royalmarine #usmarines 🇺🇸 #usmarinecorps #afghanistan #tourofduty #bronzestar 🎖 #usmilitary #exchangeprogramme #honour #accolade #decoration #greenberet #greenberets #medal #recognition #outstandingservice #award

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A Lancaster bomber - which flies with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - has made its first flight of the year. The PA 474 is the only airworthy Lancaster in the country, and one of just two which can still fly worldwide. 📸:: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #battleofbritain #RAF #BattleofBritain #BattleofBritainMemorialFlight #ArmedForces #veterans #LancasterBomber #AvroLancasterPA474 #aircraft #RoyalAirForce #BritishArmedForces #bomber #worldwartwo #wwii

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MPs have criticised the Government's decision to replace Sir Mark Sedwill with David Frost - the UK's Chief Brexit Negotiator - as National Security Adviser. The appointment has raised some concerns over impartiality. But what does the National Security Adviser do? Expert and former Director-General of RUSI, Professor Michael Clarke, explains. 👆 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #politics #ukpolitics #news #nationalsecurityadviser #security #whitehall #sirmarksedwill #davidfrost

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An extra 1,763 military personnel are being deployed to help with mobile coronavirus testing units. Brigadier Lizzie Faithfull-Davies, who is in charge of getting the military testing centres set up, spoke to Forces News. 👇 Click on the link in the bio for more. 👆 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #britisharmy #army #armylife #armynews #coronavirus #covid19 #military #militarynews #militarylife #ukarmedforces #ukaf #armedforces

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The Royal Navy's HMS Queen Elizabeth has hosted her first-ever parkrun with 143 sailors taking part. 👟 The run took place over the weekend in the middle of the North Sea, with personnel running 5 kilometres on the ship's 4.5- acre flight deck. 🛳️ Officer Cadet Woody won the race, finishing with a time of 17 minutes and 50 seconds. Click on the link in the bio for more. 👆 📸: : Royal Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . #RoyalNavy #navy #ArmedForces #MilitaryLife #HMSQueenElizabeth #sailors #flightdeck #Parkrun #5km #running #competition #aircraftcarrier #queenelizabethclass #queenelizabethclasscarrier

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The Defence Secretary has spoken to Forces News about the role of the Armed Forces in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ben Wallace praised the military's work but said there are still "lessons to be learned". Click on the link in the bio for more. 👆 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #defencesecretary #politics #coronavirus #covid19 #armedforces #ukarmedforces #ministryofdefence #news #militarynews #military #militarylife

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A new autonomous "smart boat" is set to begin trials with the Royal Navy as the service considers whether to invest in a full fleet. 🚤 The crewless Pacific 24 boat has a control system and sensors that allow for autonomous movement, meaning that a sailor should be able to give a generic task and the boat will decide for itself how to proceed. Trials begin this month, followed by integration into a frontline warship's systems later in the year. ⚓ Click on the link in the bio for the full story. 👆 📷:: Royal Navy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #navyx #pacific24 #royalnavy #militarytechnology #navytechnology #unmannedvessels #navy #news #armedforces #armedforcesnews #ukarmedforces #uakf #militarynews #militarylife #baesystems

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RAF Typhoon fighters this week took part in a major German air force exercise, training with a number of key NATO allies The XI (Fighter ) Sqn Typhoons fighters from RAF Coningsby and an RAF Voyager from RAF Brize Norton joined German Typhoons and Tornados on Exercise MAGday. Drills took place off the German North Sea coast before further training over Northern Germany. The exercise included training for a number of different scenarios, testing communication systems and showcasing air-to-air refuel capability. 💬 One of the XI pilots said “Exercises like this give us the experience of working together as a team, which is the key to being able to conduct air operations as part of an alliance, such as NATO successfully.” Click our link in bio for the full story.☝️ 📷: RAF . . . . . . #xisquadron #raf #nato #typhoonjets #germanairforce #trainingexercise #militarytraining

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Catterick's Infantry Training Centre has welcomed back its newest recruits, after the coronavirus pandemic paused their training. They were halfway through their course when lockdown began, and have now picked up where they left off after nearly nine weeks away. However, the news recruits' training has been adapted, in order to meet social distancing guidance. . . . . . . . . . . #army #britisharmy #training #itc #infantrytrainingcentre #catterick #yorks #yorkshire #northyorkshire

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💬 "The integrity of NATO airspace is hugely important, and it's our task to defend it." Since late April, RAF Typhoons have been deployed on a NATO air policing mission in Lithuania.✈️ Operation Azotize, as it's also known, involves 150 British personnel and will last continue the summer. . . . . . . . . . . #operationazotize #opazotize #lithuania #nato #natoairpolicing #typhoons #6squadron #raf #royalairforce #baltic

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, has thanked the country for its support of the Royal Air Force, in his Armed Forces Week message. Click our link in bio for more on Armed Forces Day 2020.☝️ . . . . . . . . . . . . #mikewigston #airchiefmarshalmikewigston #armedforcesday2020 #armedforcesday #afd #afd2020 #royalairforce #raf #armedforcesweek #armedforcesweek2020

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The Red Arrows have conducted a flypast over North Yorkshire to mark Armed Forces Day 2020. Below, personnel from all three military services raised the Armed Forces Day flag in the Scarborough Castle grounds. Scarborough is set to hold more normal celebrations in 2021, after today's planned events were postponed due to the coronavirus. Follow the link in bio for more ☝️. . . . #armedforcesday #redarrows #redarrowsdisplayteam #armedforcesday2020 #raf #britisharmy #royalnavy #scarborough #flypast #rafflypast

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The British Army's Major General Neil Sexton has given a message for Armed Forces Week. Click our link in bio for more on Armed Forces Day 2020.☝️ . . . . . . . . . . #army #britisharmy #afd #afd2020 #armedforcesday #armedforcesday2020 #message

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In his Armed Forces Week message, First Sea Lord Admiral Tony Radakin has praised Royal Navy personnel for their work this year. Click our link in bio for more on Armed Forces Day 2020.☝️ . . . . . . . . . . . #armedforcesday #armedforcesday2020 #armedforcesweek #firstsealord #tonyradakin #admiraltonyradakin #royalnavy #navy

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Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has thanked military personnel, veterans and their families in an Armed Forces Day message. Click our link in bio for more on Armed Forces Day 2020.☝️ . . . . . . . . . . #afd #afd2020 #armedforcesday #armedforcesday2020 #message #labour #sirkeirstarmer #keirstarmer #labourleader

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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has paid tribute to service personnel ahead of Armed Forces Day, saying the day means putting the military "where it should be in society". Click our link in bio for more on Armed Forces Day 2020.☝️ . . . . . . . . . . #afd #afd2020 #armedforcesday #armedforcesday2020 #message #defencesecretary #minister #benwallace #defsec #defencesec

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Royal Marines Commandos are getting a brand-new uniform. The new kit is a lighter weight, higher tear-strength, faster-drying and more breathable version of their typical 50/50 cotton/nylon kit and has a subtle change in camouflage design. It will also see the return of the traditional Royal Marines Commando insignia, similar to the design first worn by commandos when they launched raids into Nazi-occupied Europe. Click our link in bio for the full story.☝️ 📷: Royal Navy. . . . . . . . . . . . #RoyalMarines #RoyalNavy #RoyalMarinesCommandos #ArmedForces #BritishMilitary #WWII #WorldWarTwo #FutureCommandoForce #camouflage #uniform #newuniform #militarykit #militaryuniform

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The RAF Voyager used to transport VIPs has returned to operational duties after a makeover. The aircraft, which has been resprayed red, white, blue and gold, performed air-to-air refuelling drills on military exercise. ☝️ Link in bio 📷 MOD . . . #borisjohnson #raf #royalairforce #military #militaryaircraft #britishforces #britishmilitary #ukarmedforces #voyager #borisplane

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Italian and Turkish frigate ships have performed a passing exercise with Tunisian Navy vessels in the western Mediterranean Sea. The four vessels performed a traditional 'sailpast' and a salute after finishing communication drills and a manoeuvring series. The Italian and Turkish ships a part of the NATO Response Force. 📸: NATO. . . . . . . . . . . #NATO #Italy #Turkey #Tunisia #MediterraneanSea #frigate #passingexercise #ArmedForces #militarylife #responseforce #drills

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HMS Queen Elizabeth has been put to the test to ensure she is ready for her maiden deployment on Exercise Crimson Ocean. HMS Kent and a Merlin helicopter worked alongside the aircraft carrier for five days to develop tactics to protect her from air attack, submarine, surface fleet and terrorist strike threats. Crimson Ocean will test how well the elements of the Carrier Strike Group work together. 📸: Royal Navy. • • • • • #hmsqueenelizabeth #hmsqueenelizabethcarrier #hmsqueenelizabethaircraftcarrier #aircraftcarrier #queenelizabethclass #queenelizabethclasscarrier #hmskent #merlinhelicopter #training #atsea #f35 #f35fighterjet #defencetactics

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💬"We've been tested mentally and physically, just like we are on tour." Soldiers from 2 SCOTS have been honing skills they'll need in Afghanistan. They will take over from 4 SCOTS on Operation Toral later this year. Click our link in bio for more on this story.☝️ . . . . . . . . . #2scots #otterburn #northumberland #britisharmy #army #training #RowallanTargeSectionCompetition

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