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Ministry of Defence

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About Ministry of Defence

We work for a secure and prosperous United Kingdom with global reach and influence.

We will protect our people, territories, values and interests at home and overseas, through strong armed forces and in partnership with allies, to ensure our security, support our national interests and safeguard our prosperity. The Ministry of Defence has 8 defence tasks:

  • defence, security and resilience of the UK and its overseas territories
  • nuclear deterrence and the defence nuclear enterprise
  • contribute to improved understanding of the world through strategic intelligence and the global defence network
  • influence through international defence engagement
  • overseas defence activity
  • promote UK prosperity and civil society
  • direct defence
  • strategic base and enabling functions

The Ministry of Defence has permanent and casual civilian personnel, including Royal Fleet Auxiliaries, Trading Funds and locally engaged civilians. The UK regular forces comprise full time trained and untrained personnel in the:

  • Royal Navy
  • British Army
  • Royal Air Force
  • Strategic Command

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