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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.