What was stolen from the MoD in the last seven years

Viagra
Military Viagra pills were stolen from MoD property. Photo: DPA

Viagra pills worth almost £6,000 were among £7 million worth of items stolen from the Ministry of Defence over the last seven years, according to recently released figures.

Dozens of bayonets were among the loot stolen from the MoD over the last seven years
Dozens of bayonets were among the loot stolen from the MoD over the last seven years Credit: Reuters

The stolen items included:

  • 100 bayonets
  • Thousands of rounds of live and blank ammunition
  • £5,800 worth of anti-impotence Viagra pills
  • a Bedford truck
  • an industrial washing machine
Hundreds of rounds of live and blank ammunition was also swiped from the MoD
Hundreds of rounds of live and blank ammunition was also swiped from the MoD. Credit: PA
  • lead flashing and roofing
  • copper piping, electrical cables and radiators
  • a £25,000 silver statue from the household Cavalry barracks in Knightsbridge
  • £7,000 worth of silver cutlery from Redford Cavalry and Infantry Barracks near Edinburgh
Thieves also stole an industrial washing machine from the MoD
Thieves also stole an industrial washing machine from the MoD. Credit: DPA

The figures were disclosed by the Times after the MoD released the information in response to a written Parliamentary question from Tory MP Nick de Bois.

The MoD said it "takes detecting and deterring fraud and theft seriously".

It set up a new counter fraud and loss department last year "to improve the way fraud and theft is managed across defence, the aim being to minimise the losses from the defence budget from fraud, misappropriation and theft and thereby maximise the amount spent on our armed forces".