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About Simon Newton
A seasoned journalist with more than 25 years in broadcast and print media. Having reported extensively for regional and national TV news, I have experience driving digital engagement. Produce engaging and creative content at speed for all platforms. A dedicated self-starter who has extensive experience working alone in hostile environments.
Back To Bastion Returning Four Years After British Troops Left Afghanistan | Forces TV
Camp Bastion opened in 2007 and was once the largest British overseas military base on the planet, home to 114,000 personnel. Four years after UK troops left and it was handed back to the Afghan Army, I gained exclusive access, the last British journalist to see a place so many once called home.
Battle Against IS - The French Fight
As Iraqi forces fought their way into Mosul, they received air support from a coalition of nations. Among the largest contributors was France. The French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle operated from the Eastern Mediterranean and was the only European aircraft carrier involved in Operation Inherent Resolve. We spent three days on board meeting the crew, and the pilots flying dangerous missions as part of Operation Chamal.
Climate warriors The military's fight against global warming
The senior officer who came up with the UK military’s strategy on climate change and sustainability visited Antarctica to see the growing effects of global warming. I travelled with Lieutenant General Richard Nugee on his 9,000-mile trip, hearing his thoughts on why defence, like every sector of the UK, needs to cut emissions and embrace new greener sources of energy.
Inside The Airport Abandoned Since 1974
It's stood abandoned for more than four decades, and to step inside its once gleaming terminal building is to step back in time. Nicosia International Airport is perhaps one of the most evocative symbols of the nearly 50 year division of Cyprus. This was a rare chance to look inside.
The strip of land that could be key to Ukraine's next offensive
An outcrop of land that is just 25 miles long, six miles wide and covered in salt marshes could be the key to Ukraine's next offensive, according to experts in warfare strategy. The Kinburn Peninsula is a hook-shaped outcrop of land at the mouth of the Dnipro Estuary which, if taken, could help Ukraine push the Russians out of Crimea.
The Voyager Tanker Keeping Op Shader's Jets Flying
Operation Shader began as a humanitarian aid mission but grew into a complicated mission to try and defeat the Islamic State. Since 2014, RAF aircrew based in Cyprus have been flying daily missions over Iraq and Syria as part of a coalition of nations. Keeping them flying are the RAF's fleet of Voyager tankers.
UK troops demonstrate weapons being sent to Ukraine
British troops in Lithuania have been demonstrating some of the anti-tank weapons which the UK is sending to Ukraine. The NLAW and Javelin have already been used effectively against Russian armour and Britain is promising further shipments.
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