Two teenage girls claim they were threatened with beheading by two men as they left an Army Reserve centre.Read the full story ›
New Army unit which will use psychology and social media to help Britain "fight in the information age" is being set up, the MoD announced.Read the full story ›
Military airfields, barracks and vehicles must be sold to ensure frontline forces are properly resourced, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is to warn.
Mr Fallon will say today that despite efficiencies made over the past five years the job "is far from over", and the Government has to keep "sweating our buildings and lands" to make savings.
The Defence Secretary will insist that Britain needs to go further in "rationalising our defence estate".
"With continuing demands on our resources, with the cost of manpower and equipment rising, and with competition from emerging nations increasing efficiency in defence cannot be a one-off," he will say in a speech to the Institute for Government (IfG).
"Every year we should be looking to take out unnecessary cost, to improve productivity, and to sweat our buildings and land so we can better support the front line."
The Army has launched a new recruitment campaign for the reserves that involves an immersive experience involving a virtual reality headset.Read the full story ›
An Army officer who defrauded taxpayers of nearly £250,000 to privately educate his children will only have to repay half the huge sum.Read the full story ›
Stephen Chaters was jailed for a vicious attack on a 21-year-old woman at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst.Read the full story ›
Joanne Morris, formerly Paul Morris, said she took explosives from an army training exercise back to her house 'by mistake'.Read the full story ›
A decision to cut regular armed forces, while doubling reservists, was "taken without appropriate testing of feasibility" the National Audit Office have said.
The National Audit Office issued a statement saying that "military judgment played an important role in decisions."
They added: "Committing to moving towards an Army structure with fewer regular soldiers and an increased number of reserves within the planned timescale, should have been subject to more rigorous testing of feasibility."
Regular forces numbers will drop from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2018, with the report saying that without a "significant change in performance", the target may not be hit until 2025.
An annual shortfall in army savings will need to be found from cuts across the armed forces "other than equipment," the National Audit Office said today.
ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship tweeted:
The £1.1bn annual shortfall in savings will need to be found from cuts "across the armed forces from budget areas other than equipment" <NAO
Despite cutting regular Army by fifth to save cash @naoorguk estimates MoD won't make savings it had planned. Will be £1.1bn PER YEAR short
NatAuditOffice: "significant risks" in new Army structure & shortfall in recruitment of new reserves "will up the pressure on regular units"
Cuts to the size of the Army pose "significant risks" which could "significantly affect the Army's ability to achieve its objectives and value for money", the National Audit Office said today.