Tag: Defence

6th June 2022 Belgrade, Serbia

Sian MacLeod

by Sian MacLeod

UK Ambassador to Serbia

Russia’s war in words and numbers

What is happening in Ukraine can be no less shocking to people in Serbia than to people in Canada, Norway, Poland, the UK – or anywhere else including Russia, when and where the truth is known. Deliberate disinformation has been rife and multifaceted – from mundane lies (no intention of invading Ukraine) to fantasy fiction […]

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1st December 2021

The United Kingdom’s enduring commitment to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Baroness Goldie and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon with HMA Matt Field and DA LtCol Andrew Tait in Sarajevo

Joint message from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, FCDO Minister of State and the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Baroness Goldie, MoD Minister of State for Defence Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of the United Kingdom. As we have often heard in […]

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22nd March 2021

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by Matt Field

British Diplomat


Ambassador Matt Field and General Masovic looking at a UK donation to BiH Armed Forces

No country in the modern world can alone face the many security challenges of today – from climate change to pandemics, transnational crime to cyber-attacks. We all need partners and friends. We all need the chance to improve ourselves through cooperation. That’s what a relationship with NATO offers. And the nature of that relationship is […]

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4th April 2019 Stockholm, Sweden

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by Judith Gough

British Ambassador to Sweden

NATO at 70: The Alliance stands with Ukraine

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. The Alliance was founded in the aftermath of the Second World War by a group of European and North American countries, united by their desire to create a lasting peace in Europe. Much has changed in the world since 1949. Security threats are more diverse […]

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6th November 2018 Skopje, North Macedonia

Glenn Stennes

Retired member of the Canadian Army, President of the Macedonian Front Society

Bringing people together through history

“He lay out upon a precipitous hillside, under the light of a waning moon. It was very quiet; the guns, active throughout the night, were now dumb. On either side of him, in a silence only broken by their heavy breathing, the men of the battalion lay prone along a series of tape lines, laid […]

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10th September 2017 Skopje, North Macedonia

Charles Garrett

British Ambassador to Macedonia

We need to talk about NATO in Macedonia

I spent Macedonia’s Independence Day climbing Bushava mountain, a stunningly beautiful peak near Krushevo with 360-degree views. I wasn’t alone – some 200 of us had joined up at the invitation of the Ministry of Defence and the NATO Liaison Office in Skopje. In inviting us to Krushevo, they were looking for a different way […]

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18th August 2017 Skopje, North Macedonia

Here’s to another year of joint defence achievements

UK and Macedonia flags at our joint activity during one of our Dojran Battlefiled Study Tours

Today on the 18th August the Macedonian Army is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Every year when we attend events marking the achievements of the Macedonian Army, it is also an opportunity to reflect on the bilateral Defence Engagement between UK and Macedonia. Training and sharing experiences on how UK can best help Macedonia meet NATO […]

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5th March 2017 Skopje, North Macedonia

Lt Col Richard Parry

Defence Attache to Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia

From Wales to Macedonia: Dojran Stories

Each year on 1 March we Welsh celebrate St David’s Day, which is Wales’ national day. Usually we present facts promoting Wales, about tourism, trade, or creativity. Probably many of you know that the World’s first £1 million cheque was signed in Cardiff, or that canned beer was invented in Wales. Probably many of you […]

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16th November 2016 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

RAF Typhoons visit Brunei

Four of the RAF Typhoons at Rimba Airbase

Yesterday, I accompanied the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF )on an inspection of 4 RAF Typhoon (Eurofighter) visiting Brunei at the end of a 6 week deployment in Asia. The 4 aircraft were an impressive sight, lined up next to each other at Rimba Air Base and with an accompanying Voyager refuelling […]

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11th November 2016 Skopje, North Macedonia

Georgina Thorne


Early October 1918 Corporal George Henry Carter, M2/130656 of the 880th Motor Transport Convoy, Army Service Corps writes to his wife Minnie. His letter, written and indeed read with hope and optimism speaks of change. He confirms an Armistice had been reached with the Bulgarians; ‘…the Germans are about done too, So I am looking […]

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