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What we do


Our ministers

Our senior military officials

Chief of the Defence Staff
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
Commander of Strategic Command
Deputy Commander UK Strategic Command
Chief of Joint Operations (CJO)

Our management

Permanent Secretary
Second Permanent Secretary
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations)
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Financial and Military Capability)
Chief of Defence People
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Information Officer
MOD Chief Scientific Adviser
MOD Chief Scientific Adviser (Nuclear)
Director General Finance
Director General Nuclear
Director General Security Policy
Director General Strategy and International
Lead Non-Executive Board Member
Non-Executive Defence Board Manager and non-executive board member with responsibility for the Union
Non-Executive Board member for the Defence Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
Non-Executive Board Member for the People Committee

Contact MOD

Office address

United Kingdom

MOD operator

020 7218 9000

Media enquiries Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm or out of hours (emergencies only)

020 721 87907

Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy: further information on eligibility criteria and offer details (Updated 4 June 2021)

Personal data requests

For more information follow the link above.

Medals enquiries

MOD Medal Office
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks
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Copyright and Intellectual Property Group

MOD Copyright Administrator
Poplar 2 #2214
MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH
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MOD copyright licensing information

Low flying complaints

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

MOD Ministerial Correspondence Unit
5th Floor, Zone A
Main Building
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Please note that we cannot reply by email. You must include a postal address if you wish to receive a response.

MOD confidential hotline

Fraud Defence (Confidential Hotline)
3.N Main Building Whitehall
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The Ministry of Defence has a confidential hotline that you can use to raise concerns about fraud, security threats, damage to the environment, breaches of legal obligations or codes of conduct.

Ministry of Defence Register of interest

DBS Finance

Floor 1, Zone A
Walker House
Exchange Flags
L2 3YL
United Kingdom

Veterans UK

Free helpline telephone: UK only

0808 1914 2 18

Free helpline telephone: overseas

+44 1253 866 043

Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

Room G35
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks
United Kingdom

24 hour contact number for casualty notifications and compassionate travel requests:

01452 519951 (fax: 01452 510807)

Deceased estates:

01452 712612 ext 6323/6301

Inheritance tax:

01452 712612 ext 8174


01452 712612 ext 6304/6442/7659


01452 712612 ext 6303 / 6082 / 5520


01452 712612 ext 7330/6303

Report a vulnerability on an MOD system

Ministry of Defence
United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) takes the security of our systems seriously. If you believe you have found a vulnerability on any MOD system, you can report it using the guidance and policy provided.

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 using the details below.

Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulation requests

MOD Information Rights Team
Ground floor, zone D
Main Building
United Kingdom


The MOD is endeavouring to meet its statutory obligations under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). However, the measures implemented to prevent the spread of Coronavirus are likely to significantly impact on our ability to respond to requests within the legislative timeframe. Where possible correspondence for MOD Information Rights Team Ground floor, zone D, Main Building, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HB United Kingdom should be sent by via email to We will process requests as quickly as possible, where priorities and resources allow, however there will inevitably be delays in processing some of these requests. Thank you for your patience during this time.

High profile groups within MOD

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in Welsh. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.