Royal Navy Searches For Missing Argentinian Submarine
The Royal Navy’s HMS Protector has joined an international operation to try to find a missing Argentinian submarine.
The Submarine San Juan disappeared last Wednesday in the South Atlantic with forty-four crew on board.
According to the Argentinian Navy, the vessel has enough oxygen, food and water for at least another two weeks.
Bad weather is hampering the search.
Marking 100 Years Since the Battle of Cambrai
A replica First World War tank used in Steven Spielberg’s film War Horse has helped mark the centenary of the Battle of Cambrai.
It took up a prominent position by the Cenotaph, as veterans and serving members of the Royal Tank Regiment held a special service.
476 British Mark IV tanks broke spectacularly through enemy lines in Cambrai, in north-eastern France, during a major offensive which began on November 20th 1917.
Seven original Mark IVs survive, three “males” and four slightly smaller “females”.
Former Defence Ministers Call For Budget Increase To ‘Punch Above Its Military Weight’
Former defence ministers have urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to boost spending on defence in Wednesday’s Budget, to help deal with the threat posed by North Korea and Russia.
General Sir Richard Barrons, the former commander of Joint Forces Command, told the Commons Defence Committee there were currently “existential risks” to the UK which the armed forces were unable to deal with. He called for two billion pounds a year for the military or it could simply “fall over”.
Former defence secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, warned that if Britain wants to punch above its weight militarily, then it needs the resources to do so.