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Britain sends six RAF Typhoon jets to Cyprus base

Britain has sent six RAF Typhoon jets to its Akrotiri base in Cyprus in a move to protect British interests as tensions grow over Syria, the Ministry of Defence said Thursday. The jets were deployed will not take part in any direct military action, the ministry said, as the British…

British armed forces urged to stop recruiting minors because they’re more expensive to train than 18-year-olds

Two campaign groups on Tuesday called for Britain to stop recruiting 16 and 17-year-olds to its armed forces, a practice that has been abandoned by most countries. Child Soldiers International and ForcesWatch said Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) wasted up to £94 million ($143 million, 110 million euros) a year…

UK sends new warship to Gulf amid Iran tensions

Britain’s newest warship is heading to the Gulf for its first mission at a time of tensions over Iran’s threat to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a key transport route for oil. The Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring, which has a “stealth” design to help avoid detection…

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