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Tonight a special episode of @ITV 's Long Lost Family will focus on how @wardetectives  ensure missing personnel receive due respect after their death - no matter how or when they died. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has paid tribute to their work. Tune in at 9pm. @BWallaceMP 

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Defence Procurement Minister@annietrev  explains that all MOD contracts are closely monitored and that performance against contract targets is regularly scrutinised. Appropriate action is taken when standards are not met. #DefenceOrals 

"The Veterans Gateway as been a success in helping veterans to access support" @JohnnyMercerUK  tells #DefenceOrals 

“In light of recent events at the Syrian border, the Government urges all parties to ensure they comply with international law, including IHL, and obligations on human rights. We urge a swift de-escalation to the conflict from all parties.” @BWallaceMP  #DefenceOrals 

The Forces Help to Buy scheme, set up to help military personnel get on the housing ladder, has been extended until the end of 2022. Read more here:

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Since moving from the NHS to the @RoyalAirForce  25 years ago, Tosin has had a dynamic career spanning many different roles, operations and countries. #blackhistorymonth 

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Today, ‘Flower Children’ laid flowers at the grave stones of the British and allied personnel that lost their lives at the Battle of Arnhem. Flowers have been laid at the annual @CWGC  Oosterbeek Cemetery memorial service by Dutch children every year since 1945 #Arnhem75  @ukinnl 

Earlier today the UK's F-35 Lightning jets landed onboard @HMSQnlz  for the first time. Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace said: "This is another step toward's the UK's carrier strike capability becoming fully operational." @RoyalNavy  @RoyalAirForce 

The sacrifices made during this most ambitous operation reminds us of the great debt we owe to #DDay75  veterans. This is their story 👇

Over 54,000 poppies fall from the roof of the Menin Gate, one for every name on the Ypres memorial. #Passchendaele100 

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. #Remembrance 

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