Know before you go!
A proportion of travellers are still going abroad without adequate travel insurance, risking thousands of pounds of expenses should they experience any difficulties while overseas. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have gathered these statistics to highlight the importance of taking out insurance, and ensuring it covers you for everything you want to do.
To get further advice before you travel visit GOV.UK/knowbeforeyougo
US Secretary of State John Kerry displays a photo of him and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague chatting on a hotel terrace in Jerusalem as the two leaders exchanged personal gifts before a bilateral meeting at the US Department of State in Washington, DC today. Hague presented Kerry with a photo of the two at a news conference in London earlier this year.
(Photo via US State Department on Flickr)
Capital Pride 2013
For the first time, the British Embassy in Washington participated in the 2013 Capital Pride Festival today to support the UK’s LGBT policy and commitment to human rights. The annual festival celebrates the spirit of the local and national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Washington, DC.
Source: Flickr / ukinusa
First World War Centenary
2014 will mark 100 years since the start of the First World War. The UK government is working alongside partners, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Imperial War Museums, on a series of national remembrance events, and extensive cultural and educational programmes.
Staff and officer cadets from the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth joined with veterans (pictured) and the local community at the town’s D-Day memorial yesterday, 6 June, to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Dartmouth was a major advanced amphibious base for American troops and ships preparing for the Normandy landings and the college itself was a centre for combined operations in the run-up to D-Day.