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  • Read Private John Bosley’s story of the Battle of #Arnhem70 in 1944.

    Arnhem veteran Private John Bosley’s story - 21 Sep '14, 4pm

    Mr John Bosley, 89, was a Private in the 11th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, 4th Parachute Brigade in 1944 when, at the age of 19, he parachuted onto Ginkel Heath. He said: “Being here brings back terrible memories during the Battle of Arnhem. It was the most horrendous ten days...

  • Read Lance Corporal Wally Smith's account of the Battle of #Arnhem70 in 1944

    Arnhem veteran Lance Corporal Wally Smith’s story - 20 Sep '14, 6pm

    Mr Wally Smith, aged 91, was a Lance Corporal in the 4th Battalion The Dorset Regiment during the Battle of Arnhem. He is an original Clogger and until two years ago was the main organiser of the trip. “We are really thankful that we are here. There’s a lot of my battalion buried here...

  • The #InvictusGames came to a spectacular end yesterday at the closing ceremony #InvictusSpirit http…

    Invictus Games closing ceremony concert 15 Sep '14, 1pm

    The Invictus Games was brought to a spectacular end with a five hour concert headlined by the Foo Fighters, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Opening the concert in true military style were the Pipes and Drums of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. Then ten Drummers from...

  • Gold, silver and bronze for British archery team @InvitusLondon #IAM

    Gold, silver and bronze for British Archery team 13 Sep '14, 8am

    The second day of the Invictus Games has seen a British soldier and two veterans scoop gold, silver and bronze in the recurve discipline of archery, fighting off stiff competition from the Netherlands. In a packed venue at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, the first medals o...

  • Royal Corps of Signals exercise Freedom of Richmond, North #Yorkshire - first time in 50 years http…

    Signallers saluted by the Princess Royal 12 Sep '14, 9am

    Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal took the salute as the Royal Corps of Signals exercised its Freedom of Richmond, North Yorkshire, for the first time in 50 years. The 250 soldiers, from 2nd Signal Regiment and 21 Signal Regiment, both based in Imphal Barracks, York, 22 Signal Reg...

  • The Army Reserve 15 Aug '14, 7am

    As a Reservist you get paid for the time you spend training, and a bonus payment for completing a certain amount of training days each year. The pay scale that you’ll be on is based on what a Regular soldier with the same job and rank would get. This increases as you get promoted and ...

  • Joining the 06 Aug '14, 9am

    You can train for hundreds of different careers in the Army. With thousands of jobs available, there’s more than one way to be the best. The Army is recruiting now. THE REGULAR ARMY The Regular Army offers soldiers & officers full time careers in a wide variety of roles. FIND OUT MORE...

  • First World War memorial dedicated to the Welsh unveiled in Flanders @flanders1914 #WW1

    First World War memorial to the Welsh unveiled in Flanders 20 Aug '14, 12pm

    More than a thousand people attended the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to the all men and women of Welsh descent who took part in the First World War. The Welsh Memorial in Flanders was an idea between two men who met randomly on a battlefield near Ypres in Belgium. They discussed...

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