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Remember East Yorkshire Troops For Afghan Anniversary

This October marks the 10th anniversary of British Military operations in the Afghanistan conflict. The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen...

Dane Bowers Visits DST

On Friday 30 September 2011, singer, DJ and star of Big Brother, Dane Bowers visited the Defence School...

Widow of hero soldier loses court burial battle

A WIDOW has lost her legal battle over where to bury the body of her soldier husband. Stacy Connolly went to court after learning her husband’s b...

A Sixth Message from Afghanistan

Major Benjamin Imgham writes: Before sitting down to write this article I took a minute to reflect on the last 6 months, there is no doubt that it ...

Soldier killed by Taliban laid to rest

By Kirsty Topping HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to pay tribute to a soldier who was killed after disappearing from his post in Afghanistan. Scott...

Funeral Highlander Scott McLaren

Pic Katielee Arrowsmith/Deadline News Hundreds of mourners turned out to pay tribute to an Edinburgh soldier who was killed after disappearing from...

Funeral of soldier who disappeared from checkpoint

THE funeral of Rifleman Scott McLaren is to be held in his home city tomorrow (Tues). The 20-year-old died from gunshot wounds after he disappeared...

The news in briefs: Scots soldiers issued with bomb-proof pants

By Kirsty Topping   SCOTS soldiers fighting against the Taliban in Afghanistan are being issued with the latest protective gear – bombpr...

Killers of Scots soldier rewarded with motorbikes

THE killers of a Scottish soldier captured and shot dead in Afghanistan were rewarded with motorbikes and cash, it emerged today (Sun). Eight Talib...

Injured soldier gives best man’s speech – via videolink

A BADLY-wounded Scots soldier has delivered the Best Man’s speech at his brother’s wedding – by videolink from a military hospital. Guests at...

Message from Afghanistan – Number 5.

I have been deployed for just over 5 months now and have been keen try to explain what a typical day might entail. A single day feels like a week b...

Shotgun fired through door near army HQ

DETECTIVES are hunting a gunman who blasted a hole through the front door of a terrified army family’s home. The attack happened just half a mile...

Injured soldier fights to make brother’s wedding

By Kirsty Topping A HERO soldier is battling the terrible injuries he suffered in Afghanistan to make his brother’s wedding later this month. Lan...

Family want answers about Afghan plane crash that killed former soldier from Caerphilly

The family of a Caerphilly man killed when an airliner crashed into an Afghan mountain have demanded answers from the country’s government on the...

Lichfield workers complete challenge to cycle distance from the UK to Afghanistan

Staff at a Lichfield company have cycled the distance between the UK and Afghanistan to raise money for charity. The team from Juniper Training hav...

Chris Davidson’s Home Coming @ The Durham Ox

Chris Davidson was given a warm welcome by friends and family in the Durham Ox this Saturday. Chris...

Hero soldier Liam Tasker’s family presented with Elizabeth Cross

By Kirsty Topping The family of a soldier killed alongside his dog in Afghanistan has been presented with the Elizabeth Cross. Princess Anne presen...

Pix: 2 Scots Homecoming Parade

Soldiers returning from Afghanistan were given a royal welcome as they paraded through the streets of a Scottish town. Supporters lined the streets...

Troops receive royal welcome after returning from Afghanistan

Soldiers returning from Afghanistan were given a royal welcome as they paraded through the streets of a Scottish town. The Royal Highland Fusiliers...

Lichfield MP pays tribute to Staffords serving in Afghanistan

Lichfield’s MP has teamed up with his Tamworth counterpart to salute the work of a military unit serving overseas. A fundraising campaing has...

Pix: LC Liam Tasker Funeral

TEARS and tributes flowed today at the funeral of an “amazing” Scottish soldier who died with his dog in Afghanistan. The funeral of 26-year-ol...

Hundreds gather to celebrate the life of dog handler killed in Afghanistan

TEARS and tributes flowed today at the funeral of an “amazing” Scottish soldier who died with his dog in Afghanistan. The funeral of 26-year-ol...

Prayers for devoted dog at funeral of soldier killed in Afghanistan Map_icon

MOURNERS at the funeral of a Scots soldier killed in Afghanistan will say a prayer in memory of the dog that died with him, it emerged today (Thu)....

“The insurgency are losing the support which they need to survive”

CORPORAL Jamie Williams has spent 14 months out of the past three years in Afghanistan. A section commander, in charge of five soldiers of 5 Scots,...

Pix – Calls For Heroes

Charity Calls for Heroes presented a batch of phone cards to 2 Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland at Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik. The Pho...

Shropshire based soldier was ‘accidentally shot at base’ in Afghanistan

The family of a Shropshire based soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Friday has said he was accidentally shot by a colleague.

Tributes paid to Shropshire based soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Shropshire based soldier killed in Afghanistan on Friday has been named as Ranger David Dalzell, of 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment.

Shropshire based soldier killed in Afghanistan operational accident

A soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment based at Tern Hill barracks in Shropshire was killed in Afghanistan yesterday.

Take care, daddy, and come home soon

AMID the thousands of tearful departures at Edinburgh Airport yesterday, this was one of the most poignant. After being briefly reunited with his w...

NH Marine killed in Afghanistan

NH Marine killed in Afghanistan Pinkerton Academy graduate Michael Geary’s family says he decided at 14 he wanted to be a Marine. The 20-year...

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