For once, no politics, no preaching, no analysis or hidden messages. We've received eleven superb photographs, so far unpublished, of 40 Commando operations in Helmund and have put them up on our Defence of the Realm site.
Some of the shots are absolutely stunning. They deserve an award in anyone's book, and represent the very best of our Armed Forces, doing a difficult and dangerous job in our name. We can truly be proud that they are there, doing that job, and offer a prayer that they and their colleagues come to no harm and return safely.
We have also posted a transcript of an interview with Bernard Jenkin MP on the launch of his defence policy yesterday. That does have political implications, and we will publish an analysis of it later today.