Boots on the ground is key to this operation.
The patrol helped the peacekeepers understand the problems and security concerns within local areas.
Their presence also helped to reassure the local population that the United Nations is here to help. Finally, it will deter any terrorist activity.
The Long-Range Reconnaissance Group (LRRG) is part of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA.
The Armed Forces have supported the NHS since the beginning of the pandemic. Royal Navy reservist Lieutenant Stock was just one of many who selflessly took time to help in the fight against COVID-19.
Last year he mobilised as a Military Planner into the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum (LRF), reporting into 11 Infantry Brigade and Headquarters South East.
“The ability to do this in the areas that I live was a big motivator. Knowing that I would have the support of my employer, my friends and family made it an easy decision.”
“One of the reasons I joined the…
Today, tune into our first podcast episode with personnel currently deployed onboard HMS Kent with UK Carrier Strike Group’s global deployment.
Join Petty Officer Stansfield, Able Rate Castello and Lieutenant Tattersall as they discuss life onboard HMS Kent and what it is like being part of the UK Carrier Strike Group.
The UK Carrier Strike Group, led by aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has set off on their 28-week global deployment. …
In a recent patrol, the British peacekeepers deployed to Mali seized a cache of weapons hidden by suspected Daesh terrorists who had been threatening local communities.
The operation was the first of its kind by UN forces in Mali and acts as a reminder of the importance of the British Army out in the region.
The British force launched the Mission-approved “cordon and search” operation in early May in a village close to the border with Niger, after receiving…
As the first rotation of British Peacekeepers prepares to hand over their duties, the new Commanding Officer of the UK Task Group has already begun to take on his new role.
Royal Air Force Reservist Senior Aircraft Technician (SAC(T)) Proffitt has just returned from Cyprus where her work has helped operations in the Middle East. She was responsible for the scheduled maintenance and repair of all ground support equipment including vehicles, generators and hydraulic rigs.
100 combat medical technicians (CMTs), from 32 units across the Armed Forces, worked at the vaccination centre at the SSE Arena in Belfast.
It was the latest contribution by the Armed Forces in the pandemic in Northern Ireland as they help to vaccinate the citizens.
“We are very proud of what we achieved — 85% of all vaccinations at the SSE have been administered by armed forces personnel.” — Royal Air Force, Air Marshal Sean Reynolds
Over the last 12 months more than 500 men and women — from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force — have…
In the latest episode of our Fancy a Brew? podcast, join Guardsman Sixsmith, Lance Sergeant Henry, Lance Sergeant McCormella and Guardsman Lilly as they discuss life as part of the UK Mobility Company deployed on Operation SHADER in Iraq.
Exercise Formidable Shield is Europe’s biggest and most complex air and missile exercise. Designed to improve allied interoperability and capabilities, it runs for three weeks and carries out live-fire Integrated Air & Missile Defence activity, with more than 15 ships, 10 aircraft and around 3,300 military personnel from around the world taking part.
As it draws to a close, Dstl Above Water Systems Programme Manager and Chairman NATO EW Policy/Doctrine Panel, Alasdair D Gilchrist, takes us through how Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) …
Ships and units from 11 countries joined up off the coast of Portugal for Exercise Steadfast Defender.
The training saw the UK’s Carrier Strike Group meeting with allied ships for the large-scale defensive exercise designed to test the alliance’s ability to rapidly deploy forces to meet possible future threats.
DefenceHQ is the official corporate news channel of the UK Ministry of Defence.