If it matters to Scotland it matters to us
A further 57 military personnel will deploy to assist health boards across Scotland with the vaccine roll out, this is in addition to the 98 members of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards who are already supporting the vaccine effort.
Arbroath-based 45 Commando Royal Marines have deployed to the ice of the Arctic following a rigorous quarantine period. The deployed marines – primarily from Arbroath-based 45 Commando – are to begin their 2021 winter deployment being put through their paces in one of the world’s most extreme environments.
RAF Lossiemouth’s fifth member of its new P-8 Poseidon fleet landed at the base for the first time today. Eventually nine of the submarine-hunting spy planes will operate from Moray while tasked with maintaining a watchful eye on the North Atlantic.
Two Russian Navy intelligence gathering ships have taken up position off the British coast. H I Sutton has the story. The Russian Navy has a sizable fleet of dedicated intelligence gathering ships. Festooned with antenna, their crews listen in to other country’s communications, and analyze radar and other military transmissions.
The army is on standby to help NHS staff roll out a Covid-19 vaccine across the UK before Christmas, Matt Hancock has said. The UK Health Secretary said there were many hurdles to overcome but said the NHS was leading work to get a vaccine to those most in need as soon as possible.
T HE GARELOCH seems a tranquil place. At its northern tip there is a tiny village with a pub, a café and a welding shop. But the ramshackle camp on the loch’s eastern shore, whose signage exhorts that there be “nae bombs, anywhere!”, hints at its unusual nature.