Category Archives: Military Oppos

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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Man Arrested In Connection With Damage At Cenotaph, Swindon

Wiltshire Police have confirmed that officers investigating criminal damage casued to the Cenotaph in Regent Circus, Swindon, have made an arrest. In the early hours of Saturday January 12, officers were out on patrol in the town centre when they came across approximately 50 poppy wreaths which had been thrown across the ground.  Enquiries were carried out by officers which

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WATCH: RAF Continue To Conduct Airstrikes Against Daesh

The UK continues to demonstrate its world-leading air capability in the campaign against Daesh’s last major territory, Hajin, with 10 successful air strikes in 19 days over the Christmas period according to the Ministry of Defence. A combination of Typhoon and Tornado jets, as well as Reaper drones, supported Syrian Democratic Forces on the ground, as Daesh continue to be

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MPs Act To Make Armed Forces Personnel Exempt From Prosecution

Leo Docherty MP, a former British Army officer, has called for the British Armed Forces to be exempt from prosecution under the European Convention on Human Rights. As it stands at the moment, soldiers can be chased and hounded years after returning from operational duties in relation to alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998. The armed force’s community

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Will The Army’s Latest ‘Snowflake’ Campaign Bring In More Recruits?

Being a proud former serviceman, I was keen to see what the Army would come up with as a replacement campaign to the bizarre adverts which were doing the rounds last year. I say bizarre, because in one of the TV ads, the lads had to ‘stop’ their patrol whilst another one of the troop knelt down and started to

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Fifty Cops To Take On Gruelling 30-Mile Challenge

FIFTY cops will put themselves to the test in a gruelling 30-mile challenge alongside Royal Marines. The endurance race, coined “Cops 30 miler”, will replicate the infamous trek across Dartmoor that Royal Marines recruits must complete before being awarded their sought-after green beret.  Participants will carry a loaded backpack weighing 32lbs – about the same as a breeze block, plus

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Soldier In Serious Condition After Being Hit By ‘Cowards’ In Blue Mercedes On New Year’s Day

A serving member of the armed forces is in a serious condition in hospital after being struck by a blue mercedes on New Year’s Day outside of a nightclub. Images of the Soldier have been shared on social media with members of the armed forces community and their supporters sharing their well-wishes for the brave soldier. It is alleged that

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RAF Lossiemouth Experiences Busiest Year Since 2015 Due To ‘Russian Threat’

Latest statistic released by the Ministry of Defence have revealed that Quick Reaction Alert missions flown by the RAF are at their highest since 2015. A £400 million expansion project is currently underway at the base. During a recent visit to the base in order to launch the project, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson referred to what he described as an

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