The Sharpshooter rifle adds to this arsenal and provides them with an additional, highly-precise, long-range capabilityBritish to deploy new L129A1 rifles Jan 19, 2010
The build phase of the carrier program is now well under wayACA selects subcontractors for carriers Jan 15, 2010
This contract will ensure that our Typhoon aircraft continue to meet their operational commitments as a cornerstone of the U.K.'s air defense capabilitiesBritish contract Rolls-Royce for EJ200s Jan 19, 2010
This announcement demonstrates our commitment to deepen the cooperation between our two countries, particularly where requirements are closely aligned, as they are in this caseBritish, French to develop new missile Sep 11, 2009
The Chinook is the cornerstone of our helicopter support effort in AfghanistanBritain upgrades Chinooks in Afghanistan Sep 25, 2009
John Quentin Davies (born 29 May 1944) is a British Labour politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford since 1987. Originally elected as a Conservative, he defected to Labour on 26 June 2007. Davies is currently a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence responsible for Defence Equipment and Support.
Quentin Davies was born in Oxford, the son of a doctor who had been in the Royal Air Force (RAF) in World War II (being stationed for a time at Grantham). He went to the local preparatory Dragon School, before attending the Quaker Leighton Park School, Reading. He attended Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a first class Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1966 and was a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University.
After his education, he joined the diplomatic service and was appointed Third Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1967, and became a Second Secretary at HM Embassy Moscow in 1969, before returning to London as one of several First Secretaries at the Foreign Office in 1972.