Military

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Relative ‘disgusted’ after veteran graves smashed

Relative ‘disgusted’ after veteran graves smashed

Vandals have destroyed six war graves at the Hirst Wood burial ground in Bradford in the lead-up to the D-Day anniversary.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

France’s compulsory national service will ‘cost a great deal’, says ex-Colonel

France’s compulsory national service will ‘cost a great deal’, says ex-Colonel

France’s compulsory national service will ‘cost a great deal’, says ex-Colonel

Colonel Richard Kemp, a retired British Army Officer has said that France’s plan for all 16-year-olds to be sent on a month’s national service is “better than doing nothing” but will “cost a great deal”.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

LGBT personnel 'still suffer persecution' in the armed forces, says member of Royal Legion LGBTQ+ branch

LGBT personnel 'still suffer persecution' in the armed forces, says member of Royal Legion LGBTQ+ branch

LGBT people 'suffer persecution' in armed forces, says Royal Legion LGBTQ+ group

Marc Edwards, a member of the LGBTQ+ Royal Legion branch, has said that LGBTQ+ personnel still “suffer persecution” whilst serving in the Armed Forces.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

UK could seek new military bases around the world after Brexit, says Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson

UK could build new military bases around the world after Brexit, says Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson

UK could build new military bases abroad after Brexit, says Defence Secretary

The UK could establish new military bases in the Caribbean and Asia as part of a bid to become a "true global player" following Brexit, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Army

'If there was a war tomorrow, we'd probably lose' says former soldier

'If there was a war tomorrow, we'd probably lose' says former soldier

A former soldier and military historian has claimed that Britain would 'probably lose' if a war broke out tomorrow.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Army

Opening all military roles to women is a 'smokescreen' to hide recruitment issues, claims Colonel Tim Collins

Opening all military roles to women is a 'smokescreen' to hide recruitment issue

A former British Army officer has claimed the defence secretary's announcement that all military roles will be opened up to women is a "smokescreen" for a recruitment issue.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

All military roles open to women, says Defence Secretary

All military roles open to women, says Defence Secretary

All military roles open to women, says Defence Secretary

All roles in the military are now open to women, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Around one million public sector workers will benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years

Pay rise for teachers, military and prison officers announced

Pay rise for teachers, military and prison officers announced

Around one million public sector workers will benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Syria: Donald Trump says 'chemical attack will be met forcefully' despite Russia's warning

Syria: Donald Trump says 'chemical attack will be met forcefully' despite Russia's warning

Syria: Donald Trump says 'chemical attack will be met forcefully'

Donald Trump has met with military leaders to discuss their response to the suspected chemical attack

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

More than 40 Palestinians 'wounded by Israeli troops' over Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement

More than 40 Palestinians 'wounded by Israeli troops' over Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement

More than 40 Palestinians 'wounded by Israeli troops'

The Israeli military claims it has only been shooting towards the 'main instigators'

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

US and South Korea kick off five day training drill

North Korea accuses South Korea and US of pushing the peninsula 'to brink of nuclear war'

US and South Korea kick off five-day training drill

South Korean and U.S military forces have combined for a five day training drill in Seoul

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Russian military planes banned from Farnborough Airshow

Russian military planes banned from Farnborough Airshow

Russian military planes banned from Farnborough Airshow

The Farnborough Airshow is set to take place in Hampshire next year

Robert Mugabe resigns as President

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe President

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe President

Robert Mugabe has resigned following a military takeover

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Caller tells Iain Lee his son must suffer in prison so he doesn't go back in

Caller tells Iain Lee his son must suffer in prison so he doesn't go back in

Caller tells Iain Lee his son must suffer in prison so he doesn't go back in

Alan explained that he wouldn't pay for a solicitor for his son because he shouldn't get off for something that he did

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Brexit: Cabinet ministers accused of using military protection as bargaining chip

Brexit ministers accused of 'gunboat diplomacy' and David Davis branded 'a dejected bully'

Brexit ministers accused of 'gunboat diplomacy'

A negotiation paper highlighting how crucial UK military protection is to European security is being released by the Government

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

James Mattis has said the ban on transgender individuals in the US military is not settled because the White House has not said anything further on it.   The ban, which was announced by Donald Trump on Twitter, has drawn high levels of criticism after it reversed progress made by his predecessor, Barack Obama.   But the Secretary of Defense may have fueled speculation of the ban remaining transient because he made clear the White House has not issued any further direction to the Pentagon in regard to it.

Donald Trump trans military ban: Defence chief James Mattis says White House hasn't issued direction

James Mattis says White House hasn't given direction on transgender military ban

The Secretary of Defense said nothing more had been said beyond the official announcement

Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Transgender people encouraged to work with police after Donald Trump's military ban

US trans community urged to join police after Trump military ban

US trans community urged to join police after Trump military ban

Many are letting transgender people know that police departments in America will allow them to work

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

'Even George Washington wouldn't support this President' - Twitter blasts Trump over transgender announcement

Twitter blasts Trump over transgender military announcement

The US President announced on social media transgender people would not be allowed to serve in the military

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Germany orders search for Nazi material in military bases

Germany orders nationwide hunt for Nazi material in military bases

Germany orders nationwide hunt for Nazi material in military bases

A search will take place in all army barracks, due to suspicions of extremism within the military

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Trump administration 'axe Institute for Peace to spend more on military'

Trump administration 'ready to axe Peace Institute to beef up military spending'

Trump administration 'ready to axe Peace Institute to beef up military spending'

Donald Trump's administration is reportedly prepared to close the Institute for Peace as well as other government agencies in order to save money