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Montevideo, June 17th 2019 - 18:49 UTC

Tag: UK army

  • Tuesday, November 6th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Foreign nationals eligible to join UK armed forces; Military shortfall of 5.7%

    An extra 1,350 personnel from overseas are hoped to be enlisted to the Navy, Army and Air Force every year

    Foreign nationals will be eligible to join the UK armed forces in greater numbers, ministers will announce, as British residency requirements for service are set to be scrapped. The Ministry of Defense will remove the need for Commonwealth citizens to have lived in the UK for five years before applying for service.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    UK government under pressure to increase defense budget to 3% of GDP

    The defense committee repeated its call for the Government to raise defense spending from the NATO minimum of 2% of GDP to 3% – around £60 billion a year

    The British government must increase spending on the armed forces if Britain is to maintain its defense relationship with the United States, MPs have warned. The Commons Defense Committee said without further investment, UK forces would struggle to maintain “interoperability” with the US military, diminishing their usefulness as allies.