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Defence Daily Update – 19 February 2008

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Defence in the Media: 19 February 2008

The Daily Telegraph newspaper has a report which claims that defence chiefs are “facing a £3 billion hole in their budget” which will have an impact on some major defence projects. The Comprehensive Spending Review settlement announced last year saw a 1.5 per cent increase in real terms against the baseline for 2007/08. The baseline is a realistic, accurate comparator for growth, in line with normal Treasury practice, so like for like budgets and growth can be compared.

Image of the day: 19 February 2008

Moving_outSoldiers from Spearhead Platoon 1st Duke of Lancaster’s Battle Group and Iraqi troops take part in Operation Sealion, a combined Iraqi and British military operation against smugglers on the Shatt al Arab Waterway in southern Iraq. [Picture: MOD]

Defence Diary: 13 February 2008

Today – 19 February 2008
A mix of gallantry and non-operational awards will be invested

Tomorrow – 20 February 2008
Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) event: Information Sharing for “Team Defence”


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