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📣 VJ DAY FACT OF THE DAY Nearly 140,000 Allied personnel became Prisoners of War in the Far East. To ensure speedy repatriation, the British Pacific Fleet's carriers became troopships. Below, we see this process on HMS Colossus👇 📸 @NatMuseumRN  #VJDay75  #NeverForgotten 

Today the @RoyalAirForce  have been supporting the @ukhomeoffice  by patrolling the English Channel with their new P-8A Poseidon. Find out 5 things you didn't know about the maritime surveillance plane:

Read more about the Chief of Defence Intelligence’s threat briefing here:

This Saturday marks #VJDay75 . Ahead of the anniversary, Defence Minister Baroness Goldie takes a moment to remember those who served in the Pacific and the Far East 75 years ago. Join her and share your own tributes, alongside the hashtag #NeverForgotten .

This morning, as the sun rose on the 75th anniversary of Victory Over Japan Day, a lone military piper played ‘When the Battle’s O’er’ on the deck of @I_W_M  HMS Belfast, London. #VJDay75  #Neverforgotten 

Vital to protecting UK air bases from hostile drone activity, the @RoyalAirForce’s SYNERGIA counter-drone programme has achieved initial operating capability. Known as ORCUS, the technology will be able to detect, track, identify & defeat hostile drones:

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The Band of the Coldstream Guards played ‘We’ll Meet Again’ in London this afternoon, in tribute to Dame Vera Lynn. The Coldstream Guards also provided a ceremonial Guard of Honour for President Macron’s visit to the UK today.

📣 Soldiers deliver essential equipment to NHS. "What you've seen today is a @BritishArmy  convoy delivering Personal Protective Equipment right to the frontline of the nation's response to the Coronavirus challenge - standing side by side with the @NHSuk  " Brig Phil Prosser.

Saying Happy Birthday to #CaptainTomMoore  the way only the @RoyalAirForce  can! The Armed Forces are proud to pay tribute to one of their own for his incredible generosity and determination in support of the NHS. #HappyBirthdayCaptainTom 

@captaintommoore  has been appointed as the first Honorary Colonel of the Army Foundation College Harrogate. Happy birthday Colonel Tom! "His mature wisdom, no-nonsense attitude and humour in adversity make him an inspirational role model to generations young and old" @ArmyCGS 

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