In Parliament today, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, welcomed the conclusion of the second part of Sir John Holmes’ review into the rules and principles governing the award of military campaign medals. As part of his review, which was requested by Mr Cameron, Sir John Holmes has recommended new medals for veterans of the Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command Second World War campaigns. The Prime Minister has agreed that there is a case for the new medals.
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Recognition for veterans of Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command
Radio spectrum refers to the radio waves over which all wireless communication takes place, including radio, television, radar, satellite, mobile voice and data. Under plans announced today, the MOD intends to auction around 200 Megahertz ( MHz ) of its spectrum usage rights. The announcement comes as market demand for extra spectrum is mounting, fuelled by the sharp rise in the use of spectrum-hungry devices such as smartphones and tablets.
MOD to auction off radio spectrum
Issue The UK needs to support its existing, high-quality military operations while reducing the overall running costs of defence.
Providing versatile, agile and battle-winning armed forces and a smaller, more professional Ministry of Defence
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced that the Government accepts the broad thrust of the six recommendations made in the review of the United Kingdom’s Reserve Forces published on 18 July 2011.
Future Reserve Forces 2020
A new vision for how the MOD will run and be managed has been outlined today by Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox as the report of the Defence Reform Review is published.
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Defence Secretary unveils blueprint for Defence Reform