Photography of Military Vehicles/Ships on Public vs Private Land (UK)

Is It Illegal to Take Photographs of Military Vehicles, Ships, etc? Devon & Cornwall Police state: It is not illegal to take photographs or video footage in public places unless it is for criminal or terrorist purposes. They go on to state: If a person is seen taking photos outside a police station/mosque/chemical factory/facility/military base… Read More


A Brief Overview of US Military Bases, Units and Personnel in the UK

Introduction The US military has had a long association with the UK, retaining a range of military bases and personnel since World War II. What are the Locations of Military Bases and Installations Operated by the US Military? RAF Mildenhall: Suffolk, UK. RAF Lakenheath: Suffolk, UK. RAF Feltwell: Norfolk, UK. RAF Alconbury: Cambridgeshire, UK. RAF… Read More

What is the Cost & Location of the UK’s Overseas Military Bases?

Introduction The UK maintains a range of UK overseas bases which provide a variety of functions for the military personnel and assets that are located there or transit through. Bases by Location and Cost Belize: £1.4m. Oman: £3.5m. Bahrain: £4.2m. Brunei: -£0.3m. Cyprus: £80.0m. Qatar: £2.6m. Singapore: £1.2m. Chagos Islands: £3.4m (the annual running cost… Read More

What is Freedom Day (Malta)?

Introduction Freedom Day (Maltese: Jum il-Ħelsien) is a Maltese national holiday celebrated annually on 31 March. Background This is the anniversary of the withdrawal of British troops and the Royal Navy from Malta in 1979. On taking power in 1971, the Labour Government indicated it wanted to re-negotiate the lease agreement with the United Kingdom.… Read More