Ministry of Defence (UK)

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The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence is a Britsh government department headed by a minister in the Cabinet. It controls the administration of the British armed forces.

The present Ministry is a post-World War II creation, joining the Admiralty, the War Office, the Air Ministry and part of the Ministry of Aviation. Ministers of State supervise each of the three armed services, and a Joint Chiefs of Staff committee is led by the professional heads of the three services.