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  1. The Ministry of Defence ( MOD or MoD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government, and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. The MOD states that its principal objectives are to defend the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its interests and ...

    • 57,140 civilian staff (May 2018), 192,160 military personnel
    • United Kingdom
    • 1 April 1964 (as modern department)
    • £55 billion; FY 2020–21
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  3. Minister of Defence (United Kingdom) The post of Minister of Defence was responsible for co-ordination of defence and security from its creation in 1940 until its abolition in 1964. The post was a Cabinet -level post and generally ranked above the three service ministers, some of whom, however, continued to also serve in Cabinet.

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  5. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence is a Britsh government department headed by the Secretary of State for Defence in the Cabinet. It controls the administration of the British Armed Forces . The present Ministry is a post- World War II creation, joining the Admiralty, the War Office, the Air Ministry and part of the Ministry of Aviation.

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    Having boosted the section on the origins of the MoD, there will probably be room for improvement on my edit. Three sections for improvement could well be: discussion of the formation of an united defence ministry before 1946, the effectiveness of pre-1940 defence co-ordination, and the balance of power between the MoD and the service ministries between 1946 and 1964.Hyuey18.53, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

    Nearly 6 months after this page was moved from Ministry of Defence and Special:Whatlinkshere/Ministry_of_Defence shows that this is still a good case for primary topic diambiguation at Ministry of Defence Jooler01:02, 18 September 2005 (UTC) 1. This set of redirect changes ( (170 modifications) - 6 months after this page was moved this - clearly demonstrates that Ministry of Defence is still a good case for primary topic diambiguation. Jooler21:58, 29 September 2005 1. 1.1. Once again another 6 months later and we STILL have a vast number of linkages to Ministry of Defence intending to refer to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (Special:Whatlinkshere/Ministry_of_Defence) - which clearly demonstrates that Ministry of Defence should use primary topic disambiguation and refer to the UK MoD. Jooler21:33, 7 April 2006 ( DEFENSE BUDGET There's a lengthy section on the MoD's pr...

    I believe this text is simply argumentative and politically motivated. In addition the quoted reference is not consistent with the section. I believe the section should be removed. Any thoughts?--Aled D (talk) 17:03, 7 March 2008 (UTC) 1. Concur, and removing. - BillCJ (talk) 18:25, 7 March 2008 (UTC) Yeah, I don't see why this can be put here but the DoD can't be changed to the DoA. America has started more wars than us, so if their's doesn't change, neither does ours. (talk) 15:11, 8 March 2008 (UTC) 1. 1.1. ....hold on please. I feel it should stay: 1) It is properly sourced and presents a valid criticism - criticism which certain users may not like cannot be labeled "argumentative and politically motivated" and then arbitrarily removed. The language used is as objective as possible without removing the meaning from the criticism 2) in response to (User: the fact that your observation is not on the DoD page is a problem with the DoD page NOT this page...

    As the subject is about the "role" of the Ministry of Defence. Both Fraud and Criticism don't really fall into this category, while yes they are relevant, if you were to write every single subject on this matter you will still be reading it at page 253. Slightly off the topic and a tongue in the cheek, how about a subsection on the "The role of UK Government short-term institutionalise Ministry of Defence planning" and a follow up on "How it leads people who thought of these crazy ideas up in the first place somehow get a promotion?" Lastly on the subject of the Ministry of Attack, had the writer bothered to read History books, he/she will be please to know that The Ministry of Defence once called Ministry of War. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lopsidedbunny (talk • contribs) 22:05, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

    After examining it, I think it may be more appropriate if the property portfolio section concentrate just on the MoD Main Building and its environs, without going into more detail about all the pro...

    I'm trying to understand how the responsibilites of the Armed Forces Minister, or as it's put in the article Minister of State for the Armed Forces, is different from that of the Minister of Defence. Does he aid in setting policy or does he simply oversee the implementation of it? Or is it that he's simply the person responsible for over seeing the individual Armed Services as distinct from the larger Defence Ministry? User 070 (talk) 17:45, 30 April 2009 (UTC) 1. Generally, a secretary of state has overall responsibility and accountability for all aspects of a Department's work, and they set the strategic direction. Underneath the SoS, a set of junior ministers handle all the day-to-day aspects of running the Department, and they escalate any particularly tricky or sensitive issues up to the SoS. So in the MOD, the day-to-day tasks are split between four junior ministers, one for personnel and veterans, one for international security strategy, one equipment, and one for actual mili...

    In the long history of the MoD we only have one item of specific criticism. The MoD has a history of programme fiascos, would it be better just to give a link to the procurement policy/activities rather than give undue weight to one criticism that just happened to be in the recent news. MilborneOne (talk) 12:45, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

    MoD Civilian staff are currently 85,530 personnel according to latest figures. Apr 2010&from=listing&topDate=2010-04-30.Also MoD's budget is just over £40 billion according to HM Treasury. The current source used for the MoD's budget is actualy projections made by the MoD pre-2007 and arent updated....ever. More reason to use latests government figures. Recon.Army (talk) 14:07, 16 July 2010 (UTC) Also, the Chief of Defence Materiel is now Mr Tony Douglas (since Nov 15)(not Sir Bernard Gray) — Preceding unsigned comment added by McTeagues (talk • contribs) 12:27, 16 June 2016 (UTC) 1. Recon.Army uses the spelling "latests". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C0:FCF6:4801:BC34:C583:3C82:767 (talk) 07:09, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

    Are the British Armed Forces part of the Ministry of Defence, or just under its command? Currently, at Royal Marines, the info-box states that it is part of the MOD, which is not stated at Royal Air Force. Also, if the British Armed Forces are not part of the MOD, then what exactly are they? Thanks, Rob (talk) 20:06, 13 November 2013 (UTC) 1. Here we enter the strange, twilight world of the British Constitution. Most of the institutions we know and love, including both the MOD and the armed forces, have no legal personality. So the authority to command the armed forces is with the Queen, who delegates this role to the Defence Council, which is a committee chaired by the Secretary of State for Defence. The other civilians in what we call the MOD are civilian servants of the Crown (which is an abstract legal entity) who are working to the Secretary of State for Defence. The Defence Council has a number of sub-committees including the Army Board, the Air Force Board, and the Admiralty...

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    The Ministry of Defence Main Building or MOD Main Building, also known as MOD Whitehall or originally as the Whitehall Gardens Building, is a grade I listed government office building located on Whitehall in London. The building was designed by E. Vincent Harris in 1915 and constructed between 1939 and 1959 on the site of the Palace of Whitehall. It was initially occupied by the Air Ministry and the Board of Trade before in 1964 becoming the current home of the Ministry of Defence. By the 1990s

    Comprising a site of 3 hectares, the building is located on Whitehall within the City of Westminster, central London. Whitehall is lined with numerous government departments and offices and is close to the Houses of Parliament. Whitehall is located to the west. Between Whitehall and Main Building is Banqueting House which is the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall. To the north is Horse Guards Avenue. The street is home to Whitehall Court and also the Old War Office building whic

    The building is located on the site of the Palace of Whitehall, which was the main residence of the English monarchs in London from 1530 until 1698 when most of its structures were destroyed by a fire. Despite some rebuilding, financial constraints prevented large scale reconstru

    In 1909 a decision was taken to construct a new significant government building on the Whitehall Gardens site, primarily to be used by the Board of Trade. Architect E. Vincent Harris, OBE, RA, won a national competition in 1915 to design the building. The selected site was propos

    In 1951 the northern end of the building was ready for occupation by the Board of Trade. The Air Ministry took occupation of the southern part of the building when it was completed in 1959. The Whitehall Gardens Building, as it was known when it opened, was Harris' last major wor

    As early as 1990 the MOD recognised that the condition of Main Building was no longer fit for modern business requirements. Maintenance had become expensive and inefficient and the building no longer met modern safety standards. At the same time, the MOD was seeking to reduce the

    The decant of staff to other buildings was completed in August 2001. In September of that year a ceremony took place to mark the commencement of works when Skanska Construction’s CEO Keith Clarke and Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Sir Michael Boyce assisted Secretary of ...

    The MOD were accused of excessive spending on the redevelopment project. Specific allegations included the cost of Herman Miller Aeron office chairs which had a retail price of £1,050 each, lavish spending on the refurbishment of historic features and the provision of staff ...

    The northern tetrastyle portico entrance to the building, on Horse Guards Avenue, is flanked by two large statues, Earth and Water, by the sculptor Sir Charles Wheeler. The figures weigh 40 tonnes each and cost £12,600. Similar figures representing "air" and "fire" were intended

    Several military statues exist in the grounds of the building or in close proximity. 1. A statue of Major General Gordon of Khartoum dating from 1887–1888, sits at the Horse Guards Avenue end of Whitehall Gardens. The grade II listed statue by Sir Hamo Thornycroft is made ...

    Five rooms from buildings which were previously on the site were dismantled and incorporated into the building as conference rooms when the building was originally built. They are now known as the "Historic Rooms". 1. Historic Room No.13 dates from around 1757 and was a reception

    Beneath Main Building is a three-storey bunker complex housing the Defence Crisis Management Centre, otherwise known as "Pindar" after the ancient Greek poet. The DCMC provides the government with a protected crisis management facility. Government ministers, senior military and civilian personnel, service and civilian operational and support staff are allocated space within the complex. The DCMC cost £126.3 million to construct and fit-out and became operational on 7 December 1992.

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