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SAS Soldier Accidentally Shot During Training Exercise At GCHQ

Details emerged of an SAS soldier being accidentally shot during a training exercise that was being held at GCHQ in January. The elite soldier was admitted to hospital as a result of his injuries which are not thought to be life-changing. The exercise was supposed to have been carried out using blank rounds which simulate the noise of gunfire but

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BREAKING: MoD Launches ‘Full Investigation’ After Jeremy Corbyn’s Image Used In Target Practice On Firing Range

The Ministry of Defence has launched a “full investigation” after video footage emerged on social media appearing to show soldiers ‘shooting’ at a target with Jeremy Corbyn’s face on it. British armed forces personnel based in Kabul appear in the video which shows troops firing simulation paint rounds at a target and then pans to the target with the Labour

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WATCH: New Veterans ID Cards Rolled Out From Today

A new ID card for armed forces veterans, which will help them access specialist support and services, has started to be issued to service leavers. From today, any personnel who have left the military since December 2018 will automatically be given one of the new ID cards, which will allow them to maintain a tangible link to their career in

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New Military Campaign Medal Announced For Those Who Fought Against Daesh

The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has announced details of the eligible personnel who will recieve a new medal to mark the campaign to defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria. Under new rules, personnel from all three services serving from outside the traditional area of operations, such as operators of RAF Reaper remotely piloted aerial systems, will receive the Operation Shader

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Army Veteran Now Serving In The Metropolitan Police Receives Campaign Medal

A local police officer from Stamford Hill, Hackney has been awarded a Campaign medal by the British Army for his service in Africa from 2012-2013. PC James Higgins has been a police officer in the Met for almost four years. However, for twelve years before this he was a soldier in the military. He served four years in the Irish

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Calling ALL Veterans: Have YOUR SAY On The Governments ‘Strategy For Veterans’

The Ministry of Defence has put out a request asking for Veterans and the general public to have their say on how Governments, both current and future, will be expected to look after the men and women who risk their lives in order to protect this country. Surveys such as this one are vital as they give our veterans the

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Penlee Lifeboat Picks Up Life Raft Belonging To HMS Mersey After 999 Call Made By Concerned Walker

After spotting a life raft drifting off the coast, a concerned member of the public did the right thing by calling 999 and asking for the coastguard. The life raft in question was a large 24-man inflatable life raft that would normally only ever be deployed if, for example, a large vessel had cause to abandon ship. The Coastguard paged

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WATCH: A Sad Farewell To The RAF Tornado Fighter Jet

After nearly 40 years of serving on military operations around the world, the RAF’s Tornado jets have returned home for the very last time. The iconic jets first entered service in 1979 and they have been used in operations across the world, most recently bombarding Daesh to push the terrorist group back through Syria and Iraq. The weapons capabilities of the soon-to-retire Tornados are now

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APPEAL For Information After Memorials Defaced Across London

Metropolitan Police Detectives investigating reports of criminal damage to a number of statues in central London are appealing for information and witnesses. At 20:43hrs on Sunday, 20 January, police received a report of criminal damage to the Bomber Command memorial in Green Park, Piccadilly. On Monday, 21 January, police also received subsequent reports of damage to the ‘Allies Statue’ of

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WATCH: ‘Rocket man’ Completes Commando Assault Course

Every now and again, we see (or get sent) a video that leaves our team of former armed forces and emergency services personnel relatively speechless. Over the weekend, whilst enjoying some downtime with family and friends in Germany (if you have never been to ‘Tropical Islands’ – the largest indoor waterpark in the world – then you should go) I

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