News Articles: February 2019

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Date Posted: Yesterday, 4:32pm
A new ID card for armed forces veterans, which will help them access specialist support and services, has started to be issued to service leavers.From today, any personnel who have left the military since December 2018 will automatically be given one of the new ID cards, which will allow them to maintain a tangible link to their career in the forces.The cards allow veterans to easily verify their service to the NHS, their local authority, and cha...
Date Posted: Yesterday, 1:20pm
Very little is known about this topic despite the continued use of chemical agents (e.g in Syria, and Salisbury UK) so the findings will be relevant to all those who have been, or are at risk of, coming into contact with chemical agents, including military personnel, emergency services, and the general population.The new research is an update to an original study conducted by the University of Oxford. In the original study, researchers used histo...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 @ 14:03
What is it? The Frontline Walk is a physical and emotional challenge towalk in the footsteps of those who served and fought for our freedom inWW1. It is 100km over 3 days, from theSomme to Ypres.Who isit for?The walk is run by the Army Benevolent Fund:The Soldiers’ Charity. The ABF gives a lifetime of support to soldiers andveterans from the British Army, and their immediate families. They make grants toindividuals and support a wide range ...
Date Posted: Monday, 11 February 2019 @ 14:38
The Royal Navy’s state of the art Type 45 destroyer HMS DRAGON is visiting Karachi as part of a multinational task force to participate in Exercise AMAN organised by the Pakistan Navy.The visit also underlines the strong UK-Pakistan relationship on trade, sporting and cultural links between the two countries. HMS DRAGON is the fourth of the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 Air Defence Destroyers and was launched on 7 November 2008.Earlier tod...
Date Posted: Friday, 8 February 2019 @ 08:40
Devon based entrepreneur and Royal Navy veteran, JamesO’Malley, 47, will lead the LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge in April thisyear, and preparations are ramping up, with training weekends across Wales,Scotland, and France.  James, together with a team of30 challengers – (made up of ex-professional rugby players, business people and charityworkers), will be tested to the max, not just to trek across treacherousterrain in th...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 6 February 2019 @ 13:59
Prime Minister Theresa May said:"The UK is one of the founding members of NATO and I am very pleased that the Secretary General has asked us to host a meeting of NATO leaders this year to mark its 70th anniversary.""For 70 years NATO has been the cornerstone of our national security. But today’s challenges are very different from those we faced when the Alliance established its first headquarters in London.""The UK has played a central role...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 @ 15:02
First entering service in 1979, the fast jets have been used in operations across the world, most recently bombarding Daesh to push the terrorist group back through Syria and Iraq.Families and friends of the present-day squadron members were on hand to welcome them back to RAF Marham, Norfolk, on Tuesday afternoon.The weapons capabilities of the soon-to-retire Tornados are now being delivered by RAF Typhoon jets, which will continue to take a lea...