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 following information may be useful. asbestos is fire resistant and was widely used in the 20th century as an insulating material in boilers, pipework etc and notably in building construction…

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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 ranks for financial years 2015 to 2018 Ref: RAF 2017/06564PDF, 234KB, 5 pages Information on statistics of women at RAF Benson Ref: RAF 2017/09053PDF, 181KB, 3 pages Copy of High Wycombe Station Safety, Health and Environmental…

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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 – techniques which have already brought the Royal Navy’s biggest drugs bust of the year. Few operations are more fast moving – and more dangerous – than board and search.…

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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 service Ref: Defence Statistics FOI2017/00414PDF, 411KB Statistics on new entrant QARNNS officers Ref: Defence Statistics FOI2017/00415PDF, 470KB Statistics on the strength of UK armed forces personnel Ref: Defence Statistics FOI2017 01261PDF, 468KB Report on the number…

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Royal Marines Future “Secure” in Scotland

February 2, 2017 – Sir Michael’s announcement came as he watched a battle demonstration at Arbroath as 45 Commando begin training to play a lead role in NATO’s Very High Readiness Group from 2018. This will see them working and training with allies, and place them at the forefront of an international emergency should any arise. Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon said: Our Royal Marines are at the heart of Britain’s global role as we do more to support our NATO allies. Their future in Scotland is secure, with those…

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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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