Sea King Helicopters: Asbestos

September 12, 2018 – The Ministry of Defence (MOD) are currently making a thorough investigation into whether some sea king helicopters contain asbestos. Veterans may have seen media reports about asbestos being found in some sea King helicopters. The MOD is undertaking a thorough investigation of this and any advice to veterans will be published here when available. In the meantime, the…

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FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 1 January 2018

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 01 January 2018 Information regarding Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) Ref: HOCS 2017/09876PDF, 180KB, 5 pages Career projection for named ranks within the navy Ref: Defence Statistics 2017/09010PDF, 498KB, 4 pages Request named documents relating to army equipment Ref: DE&S 2017/10573PDF, 8.75MB, 345 pages Request number of personnel in RAF Aircrew Training Pipeline broken down by…

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HMS Monmouth’s never bored by board and search operations

As Royal Marines scurry down a rope from a Wildcat helicopter on to a ship’s forecastle, a speed boat packed with sailors races alongside the hull – and the men and women of HMS Monmouth hone their terrorist take-down skills. They devoted a day in the oppressive heat and humidity of the Arabian Sea practicing essential board and search techniques…

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FOI responses published by MOD week commencing 27 March 2016

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 27 March 2016. Documents Number of Royal Navy helicopters ditched in 1975 Ref: Navy FOI 2017-01415PDF, 928KB Statistics on Royal Navy Engineer officers and ratings from 2011 to 2016 Ref: Defence Statistics FOI2017/00414PDF, 772KB Statistics on the number of Royal Navy and Royal Marines officers and ratings completed their length of…

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines monthly personnel statistics: 2017

Statistics on personnel strengths, requirements, intakes and outflows from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Document RN/RM service monthly personnel situation report: January 2017 PDF, 502KB Detail This monthly publication contains information on personnel strengths, requirements, intakes and outflows from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Published: 9 February 2017 From: Ministry of Defence

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