Veterans’ Gateway records over 10,000 enquiries as it celebrates its first year in service

Veterans’ Gateway, the 24-hour service that helps former servicemen and women to navigate their new lives as civilians, has recorded over 10,000 enquiries and 183,420 website users since its launch, one year ago. Designed to offer a one-stop shop through which veterans can access advice on a vast range of areas, from housing to health concerns, Veterans’ Gateway has seen over 37,000 click-throughs to external sites, with the majority of users requesting advice on finance.

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Navy carrier jets ‘can’t land in hot weather’

Report warns of problems with Joint Strike Fighter and exposes costs of MoD U-turns The hi-tech jets that will be flown from the Royal Navy’s two new aircraft carriers cannot land on the ships in “hot, humid and low pressure weather conditions”, a report warns today. The version of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) that has been bought for the £5.5bn carriers is still in development but currently cannot land vertically – as its predecessor the Harrier jump jet could – in warm climates without jettisoning heavy payloads, the National Audit Office says.

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Navy carrier jets ‘can’t land in hot weather’