The Royal Air Force Typhoon fleet has now reached more than 100,000 flying hours. Typhoon jets play a vital role in the protection of the UK, and we remain committed to enhancing Typhoon’s capability to meet the needs of the RAF’s Future Force 2020. The picture shows a Typhoon at the Farnborough International Air Show.
(Photo by: David Tucker, Crown copyright)
The GREAT Tech Awards Google Hangout On Air
LIVE via Google Hangout on Air
Monday 14 July, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Join the British Consulate General New York and UK Trade & Investment to learn more about The GREAT Tech Awards 2014, which will take the best tech companies from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania to London for a bespoke business development trip.
- British Consul General in New York, Danny Lopez
- Tech City UK CEO Gerard Grech
GREAT Tech Awards Judges
- Yinka Adegoke, Deputy Editor at Billboard
- Doug Atkin, FinTech Fund Portfolio Manager at Guggenheim Partners
- Margaret Molloy, Global CMO of Siegel+Gale
GREAT Tech Awards Advisors
- Ziv Navoth, Co-founder and CEO of Paragraph
- Bob Schukai, Head of Advanced Product Innovation, Thomson Reuters
2013 GREAT Tech Awards winners
- Josh Warrum of ADstruc
- Peter Stein of TeachBoost
Riflemen conquer world’s coldest mountain
Five members of 1st Battalion The Rifles have reached the summit of the highest mountain in North America, Mt McKinley, the pinnacle of an expedition called Exercise Alaskan Bugle, which included the real-life rescue of another team.
At 6194m above sea level and deemed the coldest mountain on the planet, reaching Mt McKinley’s peak proved a challenge that required the Riflemen, as part of a 12-man team, to embrace their regimental ethos Swift and Bold to reach the summit.
The team spent 25 days on the mountain, severely hampered in their efforts by the worst weather the mountain has seen in 30 years. Despite persistent snow and temperatures dropping as low as -30 degrees Celsius, two teams reached the summit on the afternoon of the 16 June 2014.
Read more on their story: www.army.mod.uk/news/26373.aspx
The Girl Summit on 22 July will rally a global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and FGM for all girls within a generation. Doing this will help preserve girls’ childhoods, promote their education, reduce their exposure to violence and abuse, and allow them to fulfil their potential in life.
The UK will host the first Girl Summit, aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) within a generation. UNICEF will co-host the event. Learn more ›