RAF Fly Ration Packs & Water To Pakistan Tuesday, October 18, 2005 Source: MoD News Over 23,000 ration packs have been sent to Pakistan as part of the UK's wider earthquake relief effort, Defence Secretary John Reid announced on 17 October 2005. Secretary of State for Defence, John Reid said: "I am pleased that UK Defence can play its part in the international relief effort to Pakistan by sending supplies and providing airlift. The Ministry of Defence is in close consultation with DfID about further possible UK military assistance and stands ready to provide additional help if required." Can somebody please enlighten me? Since when have "Her Majesty's Armed Forces" become "UK Defence"? Is this another example of management-speak gobbledegook? Or is it another example of the present gobment's desire/aim for a republic?