Ministry of Defence

A ministerial department and an airport operator, also called MOD

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the UK government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and for the British Armed Forces.[1] The MoD manages the day to day running of the armed forces, contingency planning and defence procurement. The military professional structure is embodied in the three single Services (the Royal Navy, Army, and the Royal Air Force).[1]

If you are seeking information related to your own or others' service, including historical information, see Requests for personal data and service records: a detailed guide - How to apply for access to personal data held by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Seeking information about a Military vehicle? We have noticed many requests for information regarding vehicles which were formerly used by the Armed Forces (also known as a MERLIN report). The MOD have made an extract of MERLIN available on their website which might answer your query. Correspondence seeking the documents required to register an ex-military vehicle should be sent directly and privately to the Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) which is the organisation responsible for disposing of former military vehicles.

7342 requests
Who pays for weapons to Ukraine?
Request sent to Ministry of Defence by Christopher Lord on .

Awaiting response.

Is the cost of the armaments being sent to Ukraine being borne by the UK taxpayers or by the state of Ukraine? Arms supplied to GB by the US during th...
Hope this request finds you well. I am requesting information regarding a RAF A400 Airbus that was tracked and seen flying over Birmingham UK on the ev...
Cadet Expansion Programme targeting criteria
Request sent to Ministry of Defence by Thomas Ormson on .

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I hope you are well. I am requesting information in relation to the Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP) Firstly, please confirm that the specific criteri...
Prank Call Wallace
Response by Ministry of Defence to Ann McNeil on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Ann McNeil, Please see attached a response to your Freedom of Information Request dated 28 April. Regards, SPO RWE Secretariat Ministry of Def...
Military aircrew dietary requirements
Request sent to Ministry of Defence by S Strachan on .

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I am writing to request information on the number of aircrew within the military who require access to specific dietary requirements. 1. How many ind...
Medical Fitness JSP950 for joining Armed Forces
Request sent to Ministry of Defence by kevin jones on .

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Can you please provide me with the latest up to date version of JSP950 Joint Service Manual of Medical Fitness for people looking to apply to join Arme...
Operation Touchdown, Colombia, 1989
Response by Ministry of Defence to Kevin on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Kevin McEvoy, Please note that our response to your recent enquiry will be found in a second e mail. Regards DBSKI RR FOI Team
Under the FOI Act 2000, I am requesting the following information; 1. Confirmation that known or suspected homosexual/LGBT+ service personnel were sp...
I am requesting under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the following; The full minutes and any additional documents relating to meetings of the De...
Dear Mr Comerford, Please find enclosed a clarification letter in respect of your recent FOI request. Yours sincerely, DE&S Secretariat Defence Equi...
List of Tail Numbers of MoD aircraft.
Response by Ministry of Defence to Philip Roy on .

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Dear Mr Phillip Roy   Please find attached a response to your email of 2 May 2022.   Kind regards,   DSA Secretariat     Defence Safet...
Complaints Osprey Aircraft night flying
Response by Ministry of Defence to lorna goodall on .

Waiting clarification.

Dear Ms Goodall,   Please find attached a response to your recent correspondence.   Air Command Secretariat   This e-mail, and any files tr...
Please provide me with: - (1) the number of international/overseas students in the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom for Financial Year 21/22;...
Back Office
Request sent to Ministry of Defence by Daniel Stonard on .

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1: Does the organisation manage its incoming mailroom in-house, or is any part of this outsourced? A: If element are outsourced, which elements are?...
JSP 900 Current Edition. Re-submission
Internal review request sent to Ministry of Defence by Ceri Gibbons on .

Awaiting internal review.

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews. I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Defence's ha...
Active Service
Response by Ministry of Defence to James Jones on .

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Dear Mr Jones, Your follow up email was logged under reference FOI2022/05468, with a due date of 1 June 2022. Kind regards, Defence People Secreta...
defence audit FOIA
Response by Ministry of Defence to Lucas87 on .

Long overdue.

Dear Mr Amin, Thank you for your email below. We can advise that work on your case was delayed as a result of the measures in place to prevent the spr...
Military exercise 26th February 2016
Response by Ministry of Defence to Victoria Mcgrath on .

Awaiting classification.

  Dear Ms McGrath   Please see the attached letter in response to your recent Freedom of Information Request.       Kind Regards    ...
Digital Twins
Response by Ministry of Defence to Frank Gardner on .

Waiting clarification.

Dear Mr Gardner, Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry. Regards Defence Digital Secretariat Ministry of Defence F3, Building...
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank for your email below concerning the amount of time we are taking to complete your FOI request. As explained in our letter of 7...
Badnam BD 10 Generator Information
Response by Ministry of Defence to John Hundertmark on .

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Dear Mr Hundertmark, Please see attached a response to your recent FOI request. Yours sincerely, DE&S Secretariat Defence Equipment and Support | Se...
Loan service personnel
Response by Ministry of Defence to Sarah Trust on .

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Dear Miss Trust,   Please find attached a response to your FOI enquiry.   Kind regards.     DALS CP Loan Service Personnel | Ministry of...
Service Complaints - Implementation of Decisions
Response by Ministry of Defence to Sean on .

Long overdue.

Dear Mr Sapsford,   Receipt is acknowledged of your email of 12 April 2022 requesting an internal review of a response provided by the Defence Peo...
Ministry of Defence Esports Spending
Request sent to Ministry of Defence by Mr. Lewis on .

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a) Providing individual figures for fiscal years 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22, could you please state the amount of funds spent on t...
Cabot Watch Company Contracts
Request sent to Ministry of Defence by Stephen Fly on .

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I am a watch enthusiast and blogger who loves the history of Cabot Watch Company and their military issued watches. I would like to know if there is...

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