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19 July 2019 — News story

UK and Sweden partner on future combat air

The Defence Secretary and her Swedish counterpart have signed a landmark agreement.

18 July 2019 — Speech

Defence Secretary keynote speech at the Air and Space Power Conference 2019

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt speaks about the Royal Air Force and the space domain

19 July 2019 — News story

Commemorations for the 50th anniversary of Op Banner announced

Op Banner was the longest continuous deployment of troops in UK Armed Forces history. Those eligible to attend the event can register before 30 July.

18 July 2019 — Press release

Second Lightning fighter jet squadron arrives in UK

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has welcomed the arrival of a second training squadron of state-of-the-art F-35 Lightning jets to RAF Marham, including the UK’s 18th jet.

15 July 2019 — News story

New measures announced to stamp out inappropriate behaviour in the armed forces

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today announced a range of new measures to address inappropriate behaviour in the armed forces.

18 July 2019 — News story

Defence Secretary outlines ambitious space programme

At the RAF Air and Space Power conference today, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has outlined an ambitious space programme.

Latest from the Ministry of Defence

  1. Government Major Projects Portfolio: Accounting Officer assessments MOD
    • 19 July 2019
    • Transparency
  2. Commemorations for the 50th anniversary of Op Banner announced
    • 19 July 2019
    • News story
  3. UK and Sweden partner on future combat air
    • 19 July 2019
    • News story

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What the Ministry of Defence does

We protect the security, independence and interests of our country at home and abroad. We work with our allies and partners whenever possible. Our aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that we keep within budget.

MOD is a ministerial department, supported by 27 agencies and public bodies.

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Documents

Services

  1. Get a copy of military service records
  2. Estimate your armed forces pension
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Guidance and regulation

  1. United Kingdom Security Vetting
    • 10 July 2019
    • Detailed guide
  2. Armed forces pensions
    • 28 January 2019
    • Detailed guide
See all guidance and regulation

News and communications

  1. Commemorations for the 50th anniversary of Op Banner announced
    • 19 July 2019
    • News story
  2. UK and Sweden partner on future combat air
    • 19 July 2019
    • News story
See all news and communications

Research and statistics

  1. International defence expenditure: 2017
    • 18 July 2019
    • Research
  2. Armed forces continuous attitude survey: 2019
    • 17 July 2019
    • National statistics
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Notice of Proposed Amendment: DSA DFSR 02 Defence Aerodrome Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) Regulations
    • 25 April 2019
    • Closed consultation
  2. DIO commercial strategy
    • 22 March 2019
    • Policy paper
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Government Major Projects Portfolio: Accounting Officer assessments MOD
    • 19 July 2019
    • Transparency
  2. MoD Government Major Projects Portfolio data, 2019
    • 18 July 2019
    • Transparency
See all transparency and freedom of information releases

Our ministers

The Rt Hon

Penny Mordaunt MP

The Rt Hon

Earl Howe

Unpaid

The Rt Hon

Mark Lancaster TD MP

The Rt Hon

Tobias Ellwood MP Stuart Andrew MP

Our senior military officials

General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Tim Fraser CB Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith KCB CBE ADC Gen Chief of the General Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff General Patrick Sanders CBE DSO ADC Gen Commander of Joint Forces Command

Our management

Sir Stephen Lovegrove Permanent Secretary Lieutenant General Doug Chalmers Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations) Air Marshal Richard Knighton Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Financial and Military Capability) Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CVO CBE Chief of Defence People David Goldstone Chief Operating Officer Charlie Forte Chief Information Officer Simon Cholerton MOD Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Robin Grimes FRS FREng MOD Chief Scientific Adviser (Nuclear) Cat Little Director General Finance Vanessa Nicholls Director General Nuclear Dominic Wilson Director General Security Policy Angus Lapsley Director General Strategy and International Sir Gerry Grimstone Lead Non-Executive Board Member Simon Henry Non-Executive Defence Board Member and Chair of the Defence Audit Committee Danuta Gray Non-Executive Defence Board Member and Chair of the People Committee

Contact MOD

Office address

Whitehall
London
SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

General enquiries

020 7218 9000

Media enquiries Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm or out of hours (emergencies only)

020 721 87907

Personal data requests

Contact Form: Personal data requests

For more information follow the link above.

Medals enquiries

MOD Medal Office
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
United Kingdom

Email

[email protected]

Copyright and Intellectual Property Group

MOD Copyright Administrator
Poplar 2 #2214
MOD Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom

Contact Form: Copyright and Intellectual Property Group

MOD copyright licensing information

Low flying complaints

If you have concerns about military low flying or wish to complain.
United Kingdom

Email

[email protected]

Contact Form: Low flying complaints

Ask Defence

MOD Ministerial Correspondence Unit
5th Floor, Zone A
Main Building
Whitehall
London
SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

Email

[email protected]

Please note that we cannot reply by email. You must include a postal address if you wish to receive a response.

MOD confidential hotline

Contact Form: MOD confidential hotline

Telephone:

0800 161 3665

The Ministry of Defence has a confidential hotline that you can use to raise concerns about fraud, security threats, damage to the environment, breaches of legal obligations or codes of conduct.

Ministry of Defence Register of interest

Email

[email protected]

DBS Finance

Floor 1, Zone A
Walker House
Exchange Flags
Liverpool
L2 3YL
United Kingdom

Email

[email protected]

Veterans UK

Email

[email protected]

Free helpline telephone: UK only

0808 1914 2 18

Free helpline telephone: overseas

+44 1253 866 043

Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

Room G35
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
United Kingdom

Email

[email protected]

24 hour contact number for casualty notifications and compassionate travel requests:

01452 519951 (fax: 01452 510807)

Deceased estates:

01452 712612 ext 6323/6301

Inheritance tax:

01452 712612 ext 8174

Graves:

01452 712612 ext 6304/6442/7659

Commemorations:

01452 712612 ext 6303 / 6082 / 5520

Licensing:

01452 712612 ext 7330/6303

Make an FOI request

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Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulation requests

MOD Information Rights Team
Ground floor, zone D
Main Building
Whitehall
London
SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

Email

[email protected]

FOI contact form

Not to be used for requesting your own information (Subject Access Request), Service records including for deceased relatives, or pension enquiries.

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication Scheme in the link above.

High profile groups within MOD

  1. Defence Equipment and Support
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  4. Queen's Harbour Master
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  6. Veterans UK
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  8. Defence Nuclear Organisation
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  10. Defence and Security Accelerator

Corporate information

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  4. Our governance
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  6. Transparency data

Jobs and contracts

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