Category Archives: Armed Forces

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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COWARDS In The Face Of The COURAGEOUS As RAF Memorial Is Vandalised

Yet again, mindless and cowardly vandals have taken it upon themselves to vadalise the Bomber Command Memorial – the 4th time in 6 years! The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial is a memorial in Green Park, London, commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on dangerous and daring missions during the Second World War. It is a

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SAS Soldier ‘Helped In Nairobi Rescue Effort’

An SAS Soldier is reported to have helped the Kenyan security services to elimanate the terrorists who murdered 21 innocent civilians in a luxury Nairobi hotel complex. During the 20-hour seige, more than 800 civilians were moved to safety as the terrorists went about their killing spree armed with automatic weapons. Hours after police said that all the terrorists had

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APPEAL For Normandy Veterans To Take Part In Commemorative Voyage

The Ministry of Defence and the Royal British Legion have made an appeal to find Normandy Veterans able to take part in a commemorative voyage aboard a specially chartered ship that will set sail to Normandy in June this year. A statement on the Royal British Legions website states: ‘6 June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of The D-Day Landings

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WATCH: New Zealand Navy Welcome Royal Navy Alongside

After spending many weeks at sea, what better way to be welcomed to a New Zealand port than with a traditional Haka. HMS Montrose is currently operational as part of the Joint Expeditionary Force, where she is ready to respond to National and Coalition Tasking. As part of her deployment, she has visited New Zealand before also visiting Japan later

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