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What we do

We protect the security, independence and interests of our country at home and abroad. We work with our allies and partners whenever possible. Our aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that we keep within budget.

MOD is a ministerial department, supported by 26 agencies and public bodies.

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We work on these topics

  1. Defence and armed forces

    The government works to defend the UK against threats to our national security, and to defend the interests of the UK and our allies in the world. Read more

  2. National security

    The government works to identify the most pressing risks to our security, and put in place the ways and means to address them. Read more

  3. Foreign affairs

    The government works to promote and protect UK interests internationally, and works with other countries to make progress on issues of mutual concern like trade, climate change, security and economic development. Read more

  1. Countering weapons proliferation

    Securing global safety by preventing countries and terrorists access to the materials needed for weapons of mass destruction, and by mitigating the effects of land mines and cluster munitions.

  2. Working for peace and long-term stability in the Middle East and North Africa

    The British government's humanitarian and diplomatic efforts in securing peace in the Middle East and North Africa.

  3. Supporting British nationals overseas

    How Britons can travel and live abroad safely with the right advice and support.

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Our announcements

  1. Defence procurement

    • 10 December 2013
    • Oral statement to Parliament
  2. Typhoon Haiyan: Latest updates on UK aid

    • 10 December 2013
    • News story

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Our consultations

Our publications

Our statistics

Contact MOD

Office address



Service Records and Subject Access Request enquiries

For more information follow the link below

Copyright and Intellectual Property Group

MOD Copyright Administrator
Poplar 2 #2214
MOD Abbey Wood

BS34 8JH

MOD copyright licensing information

Low Flying complaints

If you have concerns about military low flying or wish to complain

Ask Defence - Please note that we cannot reply by email. You must include a postal address if you wish to receive a response.

MOD Ministerial Correspondence Unit
5th Floor, Zone A
Main Building


Military Aviation Authority

Military Aviation Authority Secretariat
Level 1, Juniper Building
MOD Abbey Wood (North)

BS34 8QW

Permanent Joint Headquarters content enquiries

DBS Finance

Floor 1, Zone A
Walker House
Exchange Flags

L2 3YL

Ministry of Defence Register of interest

Medals enquiries

MOD Medal Office
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks


Veterans UK

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulation requests

MOD Information Rights Team
1st floor, Zone N
Main Building


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High profile groups within MOD

Corporate information

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