Wednesday, 28 March 2018

General Sir Nicholas Carter named UK's new Chief of Defence Staff

General Sir Nicholas Carter is to become the UK's new Chief of the Defence Staff - making him Britain's most senior military officer.

Gen Carter, who is the current head of the Army, will succeed Air Chief Marshall Sir Stuart Peach and start the new role in the summer.

The prime minister said Gen Carter was "a superb choice", bringing "vast experience".

She also announced £600m for the Ministry of Defence over the next year.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said he was confident Gen Carter would be an "outstanding Chief of Defence Staff at a crucial time for defence... in the face of intensifying threats".

BBC     News.