National News & Announcements

Welcome to the AFVBC National News & Announements, this page shows national news which may be of importance to the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs. This page may also show any publications which may help veterans or their families.

Military Heroes Recognised In 2019 New Year Honours List

The New Year Honours list has been announced with a number of military personnel being recognised for their service. One hundred and eighteen personnel from across the tri-services are included in the list of honours from Her Majesty the Queen. The Chief of the General Staff, General Mark Carleton-Smith has been given a knighthood, with Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, Commander, Allied Maritime Command, also being knighted.

British Army 'Fails To Meet Recruitment Targets' Says Report

The National Audit Office found significant problems with the British Army Recruiting Partnering Project because it "underestimated the complexity of the project". The outsourcing company Capita was awarded the £495 million contract for Army recruitment in 2012, but according to the report the Army has not recruited the number of soldiers it requires in any year since the contract began.

PM Pledges To Defend Falklands & Search For Owner Of WWI Medals

Theresa May Becomes First Conservative PM To Visit Argentina Since Falklands War. Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to maintain Britain's defence of the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, as she became the first Conservative Prime Minister to visit Argentina since the 1982 war. Mrs May will hold one-on-one talks with Argentine President Mauricio Macri later, who is hosting leaders from around the world at the G20 summit of major economies.

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