British Army

Panic as British Army boss lost during training in Wiltshire
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Panic as British Army boss lost during training in Wiltshire

Mark Carleton-Smith declared missing in action during exercise on Salisbury Plain
12 Nov 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Afghanistan, the Mafia and mindfulness
Islamic State
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The Week Unwrapped: Afghanistan, the Mafia and mindfulness

What can we learn from an attack in Kabul? Why is the Mafia leading anti-lockdown protests? And how can meditation help the army?
6 Nov 2020
Army major cleared of drowning Iraqi after 17-year ordeal
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Army major cleared of drowning Iraqi after 17-year ordeal

Robert Campbell was investigated for 17 years over the death of teenager Said Shabram
25 Sep 2020
Dominic Cummings to tour MoD sites for security overhaul
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Dominic Cummings to tour MoD sites for security overhaul

PM’s most senior aide to play central role in review of UK’s foreign policy, defence and security
9 Jul 2020
NHS Nightingale: London emergency hospital put 'on standby'
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NHS Nightingale: London emergency hospital put 'on standby'

No. 10 says hospital ‘absolutely not’ a waste of money
4 May 2020
Pros and cons of national service
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Pros and cons of national service

New government-commissioned report backs return of conscription
28 Apr 2020
British soldier killed in Iraq: what happened?
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British soldier killed in Iraq: what happened?

Base north of Baghdad hit by 18 Katyusha rockets in deadly attack
12 Mar 2020

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UK troops in the Sahel: the ‘new terror frontline’
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UK troops in the Sahel: the ‘new terror frontline’

British forces tackle jihadists in ‘most dangerous peacekeeping mission in the world’
2 Mar 2020
Boris’s foreign policy overhaul: five expected reforms
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Boris’s foreign policy overhaul: five expected reforms

Boost to defence spending looks likely as part of biggest review since ‘end of the Cold War’
26 Feb 2020
Could the UK follow the US into a war with Iran?
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Could the UK follow the US into a war with Iran?

Iranian missile strike hits Iraqi military bases housing US and British personnel
8 Jan 2020
UK defence spending: where the money goes
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UK defence spending: where the money goes

Nato meets to show unity on 70th anniversary
4 Dec 2019
British army to see number of troops slashed
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British army to see number of troops slashed

Defence chiefs discussing plans to cut number of combat personnel
25 Nov 2019
Johnson vows to end trials of soldiers accused in Troubles
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Johnson vows to end trials of soldiers accused in Troubles

PM's move to block ‘vexatious’ prosecutions condemned as ‘clickbait’
11 Nov 2019
MoD launches investigation into Corbyn shooting video
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MoD launches investigation into Corbyn shooting video

Footage showing parachute regiment soldiers firing at image of Labour leader has been widely condemned
4 Apr 2019
British frontline units down by as much as a third
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British frontline units down by as much as a third

Capita recruitment deal under fire as private outsourcer accused on consistently missing targets
2 Apr 2019
What happened on Bloody Sunday?
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What happened on Bloody Sunday?

Former British paratrooper faces murder charges over two killings in Londonderry in 1972
14 Mar 2019
British soldiers to face ten-year cut-off for prosecutions
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British soldiers to face ten-year cut-off for prosecutions

New protections for army veterans accused of historical abuses comes amid furore over Bloody Sunday charges
4 Mar 2019
Is 16 too young to join the Armed Forces?
Junior Soldiers take part in Europe's biggest graduation parade at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate
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Is 16 too young to join the Armed Forces?

Editorial published in the BMJ urges ban on enlistment of adolescents on health grounds
27 Feb 2019
Will Brexit make the British Army stronger?
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Will Brexit make the British Army stronger?

Defence secretary says UK must be prepared to use ‘hard power’ as he makes pitch for ‘bolder’ armed forces
12 Feb 2019
UKIP leader claims British Army under foreign command
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UKIP leader claims British Army under foreign command

Gerard Batten ridiculed after urging potential military recruits not to enlist until after Brexit
5 Sep 2018
Army on standby in case of no-deal Brexit
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Army on standby in case of no-deal Brexit

Plans are in place for the military to help deliver key supplies around the country
30 Jul 2018
Afghan army interpreters given right to settle in UK
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Afghan army interpreters given right to settle in UK

Government changes policy after lobbying campaign and years of legal limbo
12 Jun 2018
British Army major cleared seven times faces new Iraq probe
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British Army major cleared seven times faces new Iraq probe

Decorated officer Robert Campbell says soldiers are treated as ‘political fodder’
23 Feb 2018
Army ‘Ice Maidens’ become first women to cross Antarctica
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Army ‘Ice Maidens’ become first women to cross Antarctica

All-female expedition makes history by completing 1,056-mile trek on foot
22 Jan 2018
One in five British soldiers ‘not fit for duty’
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One in five British soldiers ‘not fit for duty’

New figures cast doubt on strength of British Army as Tory MPs threaten revolt
6 Dec 2017
Army dog awarded highest honour for Taliban raid
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Army dog awarded highest honour for Taliban raid

Heroic hound was injured by three grenades but still managed to get troops to safety
17 Nov 2017
Russia hits out at US military build-up in Europe
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Russia hits out at US military build-up in Europe

Poland welcomes thousands of American troops, but Donald Trump's election puts Nato mission in doubt
13 Jan 2017
UK commits to long-term troop deployment in Baltic states
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UK commits to long-term troop deployment in Baltic states

Move 'likely to raise hackles' in Moscow, which has accused Nato of trying to militarise border territories
9 Oct 2015
Ebola: British army medic tests positive for the disease
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Ebola: British army medic tests positive for the disease

Female military healthcare worker contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, MoD confirms
12 Mar 2015
Women soldiers 'will be in combat roles by 2016'
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Women soldiers 'will be in combat roles by 2016'

Women may soon be fighting on the front line – but is that good for them or the defence of the realm?
19 Dec 2014
Osborne’s cuts could reduce Army to virtually useless
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Osborne’s cuts could reduce Army to virtually useless

Cuts will be so severe that Nato could classify our reduced forces not as an army, but a gendarmerie
9 Dec 2014
Two suicides, two women who felt let down by justice
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Two suicides, two women who felt let down by justice

Tracy Shelvey and Anne-Marie Ellement had both claimed they were raped and saw the men go free
4 Feb 2014
HARRY QUITS: Prince 'to leave Army' for charity role
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HARRY QUITS: Prince 'to leave Army' for charity role

The Prince wants to host Paralympics-style games for injured servicemen at London Olympic Stadium
17 Jan 2014
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett
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Ingrid Loyau-Kennett

Mother-of-two pictured speaking to knife-wielding assailant told him: 'You are going to lose'
23 May 2013