Secretary of State for Defence

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Secretary of State for Defence

The head of the Ministry of Defence, which is a department of the British government responsible for national defense and management of the British Armed Forces. He/she advises the government on defense policy and coordinates the actions of the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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THE Irish government has hit out at "loose comments" following the UK Defence Secretary's intervention on protecting Army veterans.
Former UK Defence Secretary Sir John Nott described France as Britain's best ally during Falkland conflict.
"The work of HMS Dragon and her crew in combating this evil trade over the last few weeks has been outstanding and they fully deserve their place in the record books," said UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.
I'm delighted that a project in RAF Akrotiri has been successful in securing a grant from Darwin Plus, which will be vital to boost conservation efforts in the region," UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said.
UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is alleged to have boasted about his plans to launch a campaign to succeed May, The Sunday Times reported.
(QNA) Attiyah receives phone call from UK defence secretary Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs HE Dr Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah on Thursday received a telephone call from Defence Secretary of the United Kingdom Gavin Williamson.
UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: "Sgt Tonroe fought to protect British values, our freedoms and to keep us back at home safe."
London, United Kingdom, March 08, 2018 --(PR.com)-- In recent news, UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced "Britain set to launch Combat Air Strategy" in an effort to maintain world-leading combat air capability and power.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence and UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon signed the framework agreement for cooperation during a meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, reported Wam, the Emirates official news agency.
His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday met with UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, and his accompanying delegation at his office at the Emiri Diwan.
The Tory offensive continued yesterday as UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon ordered European officials to "keep their views to themselves".
The senior Brussels bureaucrat made the mocking remark during a conference speech delivered in French after UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon advised Brexit talks would be easier if commission officials "kept their views to themselves".

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