Care for UK military veterans is 'flawed'

Care for UK military veterans is 'flawed', medical experts say

The Royal Marines - in 350 years

The Royal Marines is marking 350 years since its formation on Tuesday.

Trident fleet's future needs more debate

Trident fleet's future needs more debate, independent report says
Nuclear Education Trust says Britain's nuclear weapons are irrelevant to existing or foreseeable threats posed by foreign states

UK troops 'could serve nine-month tours'

UK troops 'could serve nine-month tours'

A soldier speaks out

A soldier speaks: 'The covenant doesn't help anyone. it's just words'

Murder charges dropped against 2 Marines

Murder charges dropped against 2 Marines

Argentina bullying Falklands

Foreign Secretary William Hague has accused Argentina of "bullying and intimidatory behaviour" towards the Falkland Islands.

David Cameron 'will keep defence spending pledge'

David Cameron 'will keep defence spending pledge'

UK soldier in fatal Kenya shooting probe

UK soldier in fatal Kenya shooting probe

MoD unveils third round of Army job cuts

MoD unveils third round of Army job cuts

Soldier repatriated to UK

The body of a British soldier shot dead by a member of the Afghan National Army has been repatriated to the UK today.

Police officer 'critical' after shooting

Police officer 'critical' after shooting

Mali: 'No UK army boots' on the ground - Cameron

Mali: 'No UK army boots' on the ground - Cameron

Tributes to sapper shot by ANA 'soldier'

Tributes to sapper shot by ANA 'soldier'

Military at risk from cyber attack

Military at risk from cyber attack

British soldier killed by Afghan army gunman in Helmand

A British soldier has been shot dead and six others injured by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army.

Troops see in the New Year with a smile

The New Year has been welcomed in a variety of ways by British troops in Afghanistan.

Prince Charles praises Armed Forces

The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to the Armed Forces in a special Christmas broadcast on BFBS Radio today (Boxing Day).

MOD awards £46m submarine command system contract

A £46m contract to support and maintain a new sophisticated combat system across the Royal Navy's world class submarine fleet has been awarded to BAE Systems.

Armed Forces discount card launched in time for Christmas

A brand new discount card, exclusively for members of the Armed Forces, their families and veterans, will be rolled out next week in time for money off Christmas gifts and everyday items, Defence Minister Mark Francois confirmed today.

Rochdale Council signs Armed Forces Community Covenant

Rochdale Borough Council has formally committed itself to doing all it can to help former Service personnel in the borough in recognition of the huge sacrifices that members of the Armed Forces and their families make for the country.

Lorraine Kelly launches Christmas Box appeal

TV presenter and journalist Lorraine Kelly joined members of the Royal Marines on a zip wire from Wellington Arch in central London today.

Royal Navy helicopter saves three during treacherous weather

A Royal Navy helicopter battled against the clock in wintry conditions to lift three climbers to safety from Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe.

Soldier seriously injured in Castlemartin training exercise

An investigation is taking place after a soldier was badly injured during military training in Pembrokeshire.

MOD contracts safeguard hundreds of UK shipyard jobs

Around 800 jobs in the UK maritime sector have been safeguarded after the MOD extended five maintenance contracts worth a total of £349m.

£25m MOD weapons contract sustains 450 UK jobs

Hundreds of manufacturing jobs in the British defence industry have been secured by a £25m contract for Paveway IV precision weapons for the RAF.

Public welcome soldiers home from Afghanistan

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and the 1st Royal Tank Regiment have all taken part in homecoming parades in recent days, cheered on by family, friends and the public.

Soldiers take to the decks

Two Army friends recently showed off their DJing prowess at the Ministry of Sound in London, while a third has returned to the decks after losing an arm in Afghanistan.

RAF's Olympics efforts commended

Seventeen personnel from across the RAF have been awarded for their outstanding contribution towards a safe and secure London 2012 Olympic Games.

Military urge public not to swamp postal system at Christmas

As the Christmas post deadline of 3 December approaches for Armed Forces personnel serving overseas, servicemen and women are urging members of the public not to send unsolicited gifts and packages to operational theatres such as Afghanistan.

Armed Forces join in Bradford Diwali celebrations

Soldiers of various faiths have joined members of the Hindu community in Bradford to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

Radio 1's Greg James to broadcast show from Afghanistan

Radio 1's Greg James is to host his afternoon show from Afghanistan for five days from Monday 10 December.

York sends Christmas wishes to troops in Afghanistan

A giant Christmas card carrying festive wishes for soldiers in Afghanistan will be available for people to sign at the Mansion House in York this week.

Service personnel benefit from 300,000 free tickets

Tickets for Troops has distributed its 300,000th free ticket just days after the scheme marked its third anniversary.

Fiancee of Pte Daniel Wade killed in Afghan wins paternity

A woman from Warrington has won her battle to prove her fiancé fathered their daughter before he was killed in Afghanistan.

MoD makes £50m patrol vehicle order

The Ministry of Defence is set to announce a contract worth nearly £50 million to provide around 50 new light patrol vehicles for soldiers in Afghanistan.

Air Cadets prove to be a hit with Bhangra

When the Air Cadets of 1846 (Southall) Squadron suggested that they introduce Bhangra dance to their squadron activities they couldn't have guessed that it would lead to a series of major engagements.

RAF's II (AC) Squadron returns from Afghanistan

The families of II (Army Cooperation) Squadron personnel gathered at RAF Marham yesterday to welcome their loved ones home from their recent deployment in Afghanistan.

Injured war heroes take part in Dakar challenge

Injured war heroes, including a triple amputee, are set to take on one of the world's toughest motorsport competitions.

Hot competition at Army curry fundraiser

A lamb biryani has helped secure the title of 'Best Curry' at an annual charity curry lunch held at the Army's headquarters in Andover.

Saracens players learn from the Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force Rugby Union recently played host to 12 members of the Saracens squad at RAF Halton near Wendover in Buckinghamshire.

Medics test battlefield skills in Californian desert

In the intense heat of the Californian desert, which best mimics the conditions faced by Royal Marines in Afghanistan, medics have been putting their battlefield casualty skills to the test.

007 joins UK Forces in Afghanistan for Skyfall screening

Soldiers, sailors and airmen serving at Camp Bastion in Helmand, southern Afghanistan, met 007 star Daniel Craig when he visited the base.

One hundred objects to symbolise First World War in the air

With the centenary of the First World War just 18 months away, the RAF Museum is asking members of the public what objects from its archives they would like to see on display to explain the role of aviation in this momentous event.

Defence chief Sir David Richards warns over MoD cuts

The UK military will not be able to carry out everything the government wants following spending cuts, the head of the armed forces has warned.

Hundreds visit Barnsley to welcome home the Light Dragoons

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Barnsley yesterday to welcome home soldiers of the Light Dragoons from Afghanistan.

Defence organisations top workplace equality lists

The British Army and the Royal Navy are among the top 10 UK public sector organisations for female employment, while both the MOD and the RAF are in the top 10 most ethnically diverse, a new study has found.

19th Regiment Royal Artillery receive Afghanistan medals

Soldiers from 19th Regiment Royal Artillery received their Afghanistan Operational Service Medals on Saturday 10 November after their deployment as part of 12th Mechanized Brigade in Helmand province.

RAF catering squadron sustains charity Sleep Out

Fresh from feeding Armed Forces personnel during the Olympics, No 3 Mobile Catering Squadron (3 MCS) were back in action in London last week, playing their part in the first ever UK-wide 'Sleep Out' in support of Centrepoint, the charity for young homeless people.

MOD's Medical Assessment Programme moved and renamed

The Medical Assessment Programme (MAP) - a veteran's mental health service - is moving from London to the Department of Community Mental Health Chilwell, in Nottingham, and has been renamed the Veterans and Reserves Mental Health Programme (VRMHP).

Captain Walter Barrie killed in Afghanistan

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence have confirmed that Captain Walter Reid Barrie from The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS) was shot and killed in an 'insider attack' at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Shawqat in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province on Sunday 11 November 2012.

Remembrance Sunday

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday have been marked this year by HM Forces in Afghanistan, on board Royal Navy ships, in Army barracks and at RAF stations across the UK and around the world.

Soldier from The Royal Scots Borderers killed in Afghanistan

With great sadness, the Ministry of Defence have announced that a soldier from The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland was killied in Aghanistan on Sunday 11 November 2012 by an 'Insider Attack' while in Patrol Base Shawqat, in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province.

Rifles reservists train with Regular Army colleagues

A hundred Army reservists from 6th Battalion The Rifles (6 RIFLES) recently spent two weeks in Germany training alongside their regular regimental colleagues from 5 RIFLES.

Channing Day funeral: Service due to be held for soldier

The funeral of Corporal Channing Day, who was killed last month in Afghanistan, will take place today in Comber, County Down.

Derby Armed Forces Community Covenant signed

A pledge to help ex-members of the armed services and their families has been signed by Derby City Council.

RAF father and son reunite in Kabul

A father and son, both of whom are in the Royal Air Force serving in the Middle East on operations, had an unexpected reunion at Kabul International Airport recently.

Afghanistan medal parade for Royal Anglian soldiers

Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (1 R ANGLIAN) have received their Afghanistan Operational Service Medals.

RAF Force Protection Wing returns home from Afghanistan

In the early hours of November 2nd, 146 personnel from No 5 RAF Force Protection Wing returned home following a six-month tour of duty protecting Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Celtic history: Injured soldiers learn skills on warrior dig

Soldiers injured in combat are taking part in an archaeological dig which could reveal the stronghold of ancient Celtic warriors.

London Poppy Day aims to raise £1m

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has been joined by some of London's most famous faces, including the Mayor of London and Barbara Windsor, to support the Royal British Legion's London Poppy Day appeal in a bid to raise a record-breaking £1m.

Two Royal Gurkhas killed in Afghanistan named

Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar, both from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (1 RGR), were killed on Tuesday 30 October 2012 while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province. Both men were attached to 40 Commando Royal Marines.

Edinburgh-based soldiers return from Afghanistan

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Rifles (3 RIFLES) returned to their base in Edinburgh over the weekend following a demanding six-month operational tour in Afghanistan.

Two soldiers from the Royal Gurkhas killed in Afghanistan

Two soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles have been killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 30 October 2012.

Hero dog Theo receives animals' Victoria Cross

Military Working Dog Theo, who saved countless soldiers' lives by detecting roadside bombs in Afghanistan, has been awarded a posthumous Dickin Medal, known as the animals' Victoria Cross.

Soldiers killed in Afghanistan named

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the deaths of Corporal David O’Connor from 40 Commando Royal Marines and Corporal Channing Day from 3 Medical Regiment on Wednesday 24 October 2012 while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.

2012 Poppy Appeal launches

The Royal British Legion's annual poppy appeal has been launched, with the aim of raising £42m to help service personnel and their families in need.

Royal Marine and British soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Royal Marine and a soldier have been killed while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

Royal Marines face French equals in Exercise Corsican Lion

Royal Marines are further strengthening ties between the militaries of the UK and France as they take part in Exercise Corsican Lion in the Mediterranean.

More Phalanx systems for Royal Navy

The Royal Navy is to receive a further five highly-advanced, radar-controlled defence systems to protect Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ships.

King's Royal Hussars return home from Afghanistan

Soldiers from C Squadron of the King's Royal Hussars (KRH) have returned home from a demanding but successful deployment as part of 12th Mechanized Brigade in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

BT recruits 250 Service leavers

BT is set to bolster its current workforce by recruiting up to 250 Armed Forces personnel who are already committed to leaving the military.

Army Reserves provide relief at Camp Bastion Hospital

Army reservists are arriving in Afghanistan to begin a three-month deployment running the British field hospital at Camp Bastion.

Chefs dish up world-class meals

A team of top chefs from the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force have flown the flag for Great Britain by storming home with 12 gold medals at the World Culinary Olympics.

Leicestershire war memorial bronze statues installed

Four, life-size, bronze statues have been installed in Leicestershire as part of a memorial to the county's armed forces.

New Armed Forces pension agreed

Armed Forces personnel will continue to receive one of the best and most valuable public service pensions under a new scheme announced today.

RAF wins equality and diversity award

The RAF has scooped a top accolade in the Race for Opportunity Awards 2012.

Prime Minister takes the salute at Royal Naval College

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has taken the salute at Britannia Royal Naval College as 68 cadets became the first to complete a newly-enhanced Initial Naval Training Course for officers, introduced in February 2012.

Saffron Walden welcomes home EOD and Search Task Force

Saffron Walden town square was bursting with pride on Friday as the community came together to welcome home around 300 soldiers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search Task Force.

Disabled soldiers ride 250 miles for Service charities

Some 30 serving and veteran disabled soldiers from the UK and USA finally reached their journey's end at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich yesterday after an epic 250-mile (400km) ride for Service charities.

Territorial Army 'to be renamed the Army Reserve'

The Territorial Army would be renamed the Army Reserve under plans unveiled by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.

19th Regiment Royal Artillery returns from Afghanistan

Soldiers from 19th Regiment Royal Artillery returned to the UK yesterday following their deployment as part of 12th Mechanized Brigade to Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Plans organised to mark the centenary of the First World War

Prime Minister David Cameron today set out the Government's plans to mark the centenary in 2014 of the start of the First World War.

Headley Court rehab unit given extra £5m by MoD

A further £5m is to be spent on a rehabilitation centre for injured armed forces personnel in Surrey, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced.

Soldiers finish 434 mile run to mark Afghanistan fallen

Two soldiers have completed a 434 mile (698km) run to mark the number of UK service people killed in Afghanistan.

Financial boost to Reserves and injured Service personnel

The Government is showing its commitment to Armed Forces personnel by giving extra financial support to Reserves and injured Service personnel.

SSAFA Big Brew Up is a success once again

The annual SSAFA Big Brew Up has, once again, attracted huge support around the world.

Funeral for soldier Thomas Wroe killed in Afghanistan

The funeral of a West Yorkshire soldier killed in Afghanistan is due to take place today.

1st Royal Tank Regiment home from Helmand

Thirty-nine soldiers from G Squadron of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment (1 RTR) were welcomed home by loved ones when they returned to their base at RAF Honington in Suffolk last week following their deployment in southern Afghanistan.

Army engineers to help build record-breaking car

The British Army's Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) will join forces with the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car Project in a bid to smash the current land speed record, the MOD announced today.

Labour 'will scrutinise military spending'

Labour has promised to use external auditors to monitor the Ministry of Defence's spending.

Operational Honours and Awards List: 2012

A total of 106 members of the Armed Forces have received honours and awards in the Operational Honours List.

Two soldiers run 434m to mark Afghanistan fallen

Two female soldiers are running 434m (698 km) to mark the number of UK service people killed in Afghanistan.

Military Cross for shot soldier Rifleman Matthew Wilson

A soldier who was shot in the head as he ran to protect a colleague in Afghanistan has been awarded the Military Cross.

Scots soldiers receive honours for bravery in Afghanistan

Scots soldiers have been honoured for bravery, gallantry and distinguished service over the past year.

Sergeant Jonathan Eric Kups dies in Afghanistan

Sergeant Jonathan Eric Kups, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) died in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan on Friday 21 September 2012.

More communities getting behind the Armed Forces Covenant

More communities across the country are coming up with innovative ideas and initiatives to improve the lives of Service personnel and their families, the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, Mark Francois, has announced today.

Bodies of soldiers killed in Afghanistan flown home

The bodies of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan are due to arrive back in the UK later.

Baby birth shock for soldier on Afghanistan deployment

A British servicewoman has given birth to a baby boy in Afghanistan having not realised she was pregnant.

British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan named

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan on Saturday by a rogue policeman have been named by the MoD.

David Cameron urged to focus on defence not aid

A defence minister who lost his job in last week's reshuffle has urged the PM to reverse cuts to the defence budget and stop spending more on overseas aid.

Sergeant Lee Paul Davidson killed in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Defence confirm Sergeant Lee Paul Davidson of the Light Dragoons was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 9 September 2012.

News Article Paralympic medal winner thanks RAF coach

A Royal Air Force sergeant has had the honour of raising a Paralympic Union Flag at the Olympic Stadium for a medal-winning Team GB athlete she coached five years ago.

Guardsman Karl Whittle named as deceased Afghan soldier

A British soldier who died in the UK after being wounded in Afghanistan last month has been named as Guardsman Karl Whittle of The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

Armed forces and redundancy: BFBS special programme

3 YORKS company returns from Afghanistan

Soldiers from Corunna Company, 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (3 YORKS), returned to Warminster on Tuesday, 4 September, after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Sebastian Coe thanks Paralympics Maritime Force in Dorset

Lord Sebastian Coe paid a visit to HMS Bulwark in Dorset yesterday, 4 September, to meet some of the people involved in delivering security for the Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue during the 2012 Games.

BT to recruit 400 ex-Armed forces personnel

Military chiefs thank personnel for Paralympics security

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) and the Commander of Joint Forces Command (JFC) have each dedicated time to visit various bases across the south of England to thank Service personnel for their support of security efforts for the Paralympic Games.

Royal Marines ready for Afghanistan deployment

650 men of 40 Commando Royal Marines (40 Cdo) have honed their skills with a final exercise on Salisbury Plain ahead of their deployment to Afghanistan with 4th Mechanized Brigade in October.

HMS Bulwark prepares for Paralympics security role

After her involvement in the London 2012 Olympics, the crew of HMS Bulwark is preparing to serve as the hub for the security effort surrounding the Paralympic sailing events.

4 YORKS soldiers carry Paralympic Flame

Soldiers from 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (4 YORKS) have escorted the Paralympic Flame through part of northern England.

Armed Forces play wins theatre award

A play starring several members of the Armed Forces has been awarded a prestigious theatre award.

Private force outnumbers miltary at Paralympic Games

People going to the Paralympic Games will see fewer military uniforms than those who were at the Olympic Games.

Armed forces morale falls, MoD survey suggests

Morale in the armed forces has fallen across all three services in the last two years, with the Army worst hit, a Ministry of Defence survey suggests.

RAF kick-starts Paralympics in Edinburgh

The crew of a Royal Air Force Puma helicopter have kick-started the opening of the 2012 Paralympic Games by helping to unveil the official logo in Edinburgh.

Amputee formation skydivers to mentor new disabled team

The UK's first amputee skydive formation team, who train at Netheravon in Wiltshire, are to mentor a new team of disabled skydivers.

Body of Aldershot soldier Matthew Smith repatriated

The body of a soldier killed on duty in Afghanistan has been repatriated into the UK at ceremony at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

G4S Olympic failure makes ministers reconsider outsourcing

Two senior ministers have questioned the use of private firms to deliver certain services in the aftermath of G4S security failures at the Olympics.

Soldier Killed in Afghanistan named

A soldier killed in Afghanistan has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Guardsman Jamie Shadrake.

Royal Navy makes epic rescue in perilous seas

A team of Royal Navy aviators rescued an injured man from his yacht yesterday evening in very difficult conditions - a Sea State of 8 and a 40-foot (12m) swell.

Ex-forces athletes prepare to take centre stage

G4S donates £2.5m to armed forces after Olympics

Private security firm G4S has donated £2.5m to the armed forces after troops had to stand in for its absent staff at the Olympic Games.

UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from 3rd Battalion The Rifles has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

From the Army to Australia

When Dave Ramsey left the Army he was unsure of his next career path, but thanks to OppO Recruitment he is now considering a new career on the other side of the world.

Afghanistan pullout may lead to al-Qaeda to return

Prime Minister David Cameron has been warned by military commanders that Afghanistan’s future could be jeopardised with al-Qaeda returning to the country if foreign troops are withdrawn too quickly.

Soldier swaps barracks for Olympic volleyball court

A staff sergeant serving with Headquarters 43 (Wessex) Brigade, based in Tidworth, is now on our TV screens as a line judge for the Olympic indoor volleyball at Earls Court.

Prime Minister pays a visit to Royal Air Force Personnel

The Prime Minister visited personnel from the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy yesterday to say thank you for their contribution to delivering a safe Olympic Games.

Gold medallist rower cheered on by army colleagues

Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning have rowed to victory to provide the host nation with their first gold medal of the London Olympics.

MoD propose new Armed Forces pension

The age at which members of the Armed Forces receive a pension could rise from 55 to 60 under new government plans.

Army criticised over James Hill death by Surrey coroner

A coroner has criticised the Army over the death of a soldier killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) on a training range in Afghanistan.

Royal Marines centre stage in Weymouth Olympics celebrations

Commandos from 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines (4 ASRM), based on board HMS Bulwark, made a dramatic entrance to Weymouth's Olympics opening weekend celebration on Saturday evening.

Private Derek Derenalagi selected for the Paralympics

After losing both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan, Private Derek Derenalagi has been chosen to represent Great Britain in the Paralympics.

Killed soldiers' parents protest over MoD cuts to Army

Parents of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are protesting against planned cuts to the British army.

London 2012: More troops deployed for Olympics

More than 1,000 troops who had been on standby to bolster security at the Olympic Games have been deployed.

Briton killed in Afghan shooting

A Briton and two Americans were killed in a shooting at a training centre in Herat, western Afghanistan, on Sunday, the BBC has been told.

Fijian-born soldier Isimeli Baleiwai fights to stay in UK

A Fijian man who served in the British Army for 13 years is fighting to stay in the UK after being told he must leave the country by 9 August.

Llandaff Cathedral funeral for Guardsman Craig Roderick

The funeral of a soldier shot in Afghanistan by a man dressed in a local police uniform will be held later on Tuesday at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff.

Yorkshire Regiment parade in York to mark Afghan return

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment are parading through York to mark their homecoming from Afghanistan.

Olympics security not compromised

Olympics security will not be compromised, Home Secretary Theresa May has said, after it emerged 3,500 extra troops would be needed.

Olympic Games security: May to make urgent statement

The home secretary is going to make an urgent statement in the Commons on Olympics security, after it emerged an extra 3,500 troops were needed

Labour wants to set up military schools

A military school could be set up in every region of England under Labour to raise aspirations in poor areas.

Tornado jet crash: Wreckage located on seabed

The wrecks of two Tornados that crashed on Tuesday, leading to the loss of three airmen, have been located on the seabed of the Moray Firth.

Army to lose 17 units amid job cuts

The Army will lose 17 major units as it cuts 20,000 regular soldiers by 2020, the defence secretary has said.

Army 2020: Restructuring details due

The defence secretary is to announce details later of how the Army will be restructured as it loses a fifth of its personnel over the next few years.

Tornado jet crash: One dead and two missing, feared dead

One of four air crew involved in a military jets crash in the Moray Firth has died and two others are feared dead, the RAF has said.

Search and rescue now 'a recovery operation'

The search for two missing air crew in the Moray Firth is now a recovery operation, officials have confirmed.

Tornado Jet Crash: MoD Reviews Search For Missing Crew

An assessment is being made on whether to resume the search for two airmen missing in the Moray Firth after two RAF Tornado jets crashed.

UK Nato Troops Killed By Gunman In Afghan Police Uniform.

Three Nato soldiers killed by a gunman in a police uniform in Helmand, southern Afghanistan, were British, the Ministry of Defence has said.

Soldiers march through Worcester on return from Afghanistan

Over 800 soldiers paraded through the streets of Worcester on Wednesday morning to mark their return from Afghanistan in the run up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

Queen to unveil Bomber Command memorial

A £6m memorial to the 55,573 airmen of Bomber Command who died during World War Two is to be unveiled by the Queen.

Coventry bar turns away funeral soldiers

Soldiers who were pallbearers at a corporal's funeral say they were "absolutely disgusted" at being turned away from a Coventry pub on Monday.

MoD warned over delay and quality of military housing

It is "unacceptable" that two-thirds of single accommodation for members of the armed forces is in an unsatisfactory condition, MPs have said.

Hundreds welcome Mercian Regiment soldiers in Derby

About 300 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment have marched through Derby to mark their return from Afghanistan.

Landmine soldier Ben Parkinson carries Olympic torch

Paratrooper Ben Parkinson, who was seriously injured in Afghanistan has walked with the Olympic torch through Doncaster.

Cpl Michael Thacker funeral at Coventry Cathedral

A funeral has taken place for a Coventry soldier killed earlier this month in Afghanistan.

Sapper Connor Ray dies from wounds sustained in Afghanistan

Sapper Connor Ray dies from wounds sustained in Afghanistan

Soldier dies of wounds in Afghanistan

Soldier from 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) dies of wounds sustained in Afghanistan

HR soldier receives medal after work with Afghan women

A military human resources (HR) clerk who worked to bridge the gap between ISAF troops and Afghan women in Helmand has received her Afghanistan campaign medal.

British soldier will not be charged over killing of Afghan

Duane Knott shot man digging near base but lack of evidence means no prosecution, says Service Prosecuting Authority

Repatriation of three UK servicemen

Repatriation of three UK servicemen

OppO News: British soldiers deaths in Afghan confirmed

British soldiers' deaths in Afghanistan confirmed

Military jamming of GPS likely in Scotland during Joint Warr

Army on standby as petrol tanker drivers vote on strike acti

OppO News: Corporal Keith Mitchell honoured

Corporal Keith Mitchell honoured for 'courage and selflessness'

OppO News: British soldier killed in explosion

British soldier killed in explosion

OppO News: 6 Soldiers bodies brought home

Latest News: Soldiers bodies brought home

OppO News: Dawn Raid in Afghan

OppO News: British and Afghan troops launch dawn raid in Helmand

OppO News: MOD honours civilian repatriation teams

Latest OppO News: MOD honours civilian repatriation teams

Falklands tensions serve all parties - except the Falklander

Argentina's spat with Britain over the Falklands benefits politicians and military officers, but not the islanders themselves

Prince William arrives in the Falkland Islands

Duke of Cambridge's six-week posting comes amid rising tensions between Britain and Argentina over the disputed islands

Caribbean countries back Argentina over Falklands with block

Commonwealth countries of Antigua-Barbuda and St Vincent-Grenadines among those supporting blocking British ships

British ex-soldier hopes to help Bosnian girl he rescued rea

Vic Ferguson, who saved Hurmija Mujic from Srebrenica when she was 12, needs to raise £15,000 to help fulfil her dream

Neuroscience could mean soldiers controlling weapons with mi

Neuroscience breakthroughs could be harnessed by military and law enforcers, says Royal Society report

Defence cuts threaten ability to run concurrent campaigns, M

Report warns that military would struggle to run Libya-level campaign in future while sustaining other commitments

Army chief signals new niche roles for UK troops

British army at cross roads, says General Sir Peter Wall
Future emphasis on counter terrorist operations

Ministry of Defence to cut further 3,000 civilian jobs

Defence secretary will be forced to admit MoD has miscalculated how many staff it can afford, Guardian learns

Meet Nicky Moffat, the highest ranked woman in the British a

Brigadier Nicky Moffat, the highest ranked woman in the British army, gives her first ever interview, and talks about not being a 'whinger' or playing 'the gender card'

Army top brass faces axe

Number of high-ranking army posts to be scrapped as Ministry of Defence announces second wave of redundancies

Rescued from hell: the war veterans who took to the stage

Soldiers injured in Afghanistan and Iraq are starring The Two Worlds of Charlie F, a play inspired by their stories. Its writer reveals what to do when an actor goes awol

MoD pays out £75m to redundant civil servants

2,500 civilians laid off as part of government's military cost-cutting received average payout of £30,000 each, MoD says

British troops will leave when Afghans are ready to take ove

Prime minister's comments follow France's announcement that it will withdraw its soldiers a year ahead of schedule

RAF Northolt may be sold to raise defence funds

Ministry of Defence considering selling off all or parts of one of its oldest airfields, which could become Heathrow satellite

Army Selects New Camouflage Patterns

Army uniform officials have tapped five finalists to develop the service’s new family of camouflage patterns.

Afghans Blast French Plan to Withdraw Troops Early

KABUL, Afghanistan -- France's plans to withdraw its combat troops from Afghanistan a year early drew harsh words Saturday in the Afghan capital, with critics accusing French President Nicolas Sarkozy of putting his re-election campaign ahead of Afghans' safety.

US to Send Floating Commando Base to Mideast

The U.S. military plans to send a large floating base for commando teams to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran and intensifying fighting in Yemen, The Washington Post reported.

RAF Northolt may be sold to Property Developer

One of the armed forces' most celebrated airfields could be sold off to private investors under plans being considered by defence chiefs to help plug budget shortfalls, it has emerged.

Boy aged 17 served on frontline in Afghanistan

Soldier Adam Wilkie hid his age from Armed Forces officials to join troops in Helmand province before he turned 18.

MPs: protecting civil service while troops are sacked

The forcible sacking of troops while civil servants at the Ministry of Defence have been shielded from redundancies is grotesque, an influential group of MPs has concluded.

Ministry of Defence cuts armed forces' London allowance

Many members of the armed forces based in the UK capital are to lose their London allowance under cost saving plans, the Ministry of Defence said.

Afghan army's night raiders ready to take control

At an army compound on Kabul's ramshackle fringe, a few of Afghanistan's most elite soldiers are running assault drills in a race to remove one of the most serious irritants in Afghan-NATO relations.

UN's new Afghan envoy heartened by talk of peace

The U.N.'s new representative to war-torn Afghanistan said Wednesday that he was encouraged by widespread discussion about prospects for making peace with the Taliban.

Rescued from hell: the war veterans who took to the stage

Soldiers injured in Afghanistan and Iraq are starring The Two Worlds of Charlie F, a play inspired by their stories. Its writer reveals what to do when an actor goes awol …

MoD pays out £75m to redundant civil servants

2,500 civilians laid off as part of government's military cost-cutting received average payout of £30,000 each, MoD says

Gurkhas to be hit again as armed forces prepare to axe 4,500

Army expected to cut between 2,000 and 3,000 posts, RAF 1,000 and navy 500 in second tranche of redundancies

Big job losses loom at Devonport naval base in latest MoD cu

With 4,500 redundancies in the three armed forces due to be announced by the MoD, the city of Plymouth has much to fear

Ministry of Defence handling of job cuts grotesque, say MPs

Committee says it is shocking that military personnel are being subjected to compulsory redundancy while civil servants are not

Ex-military personnel target business success

In a corner of a very windy airfield in Norfolk, a man in combat gear has been shouting at a group of young men for the last 10 minutes.

Ex-soldier turns school Teacher in Dorset and Hampshire

A former soldier whose military career was cut short has turned his attention to helping youngsters in Hampshire and Dorset in their final years at school.

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