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  • Next deployment of UK forces to Afghanistan announced 03 Apr '14, 10am

    The Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, has announced that the next deployment of UK Armed Forces in Afghanistan is due to take place in June 2014. As HQ Task Force Helmand will have integrated into Regional Command (South West) on 1 April 2014, around half of the units de...

  • Injured medic's military honour for saving lives in #Afghanistan #Honours and #Awards

    Injured medic recognised for 'outstanding bravery' 21 Mar '14, 12pm

    An Army medic who gave life-saving first aid to two injured comrades after being badly hurt herself in a suicide bomb attack has been awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery. Lance Corporal Sinead Dodds, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 22 Engineer Regiment, was in the unit’s com...

  • Bravery recognised in honours list 21 Mar '14, 8am

    A soldier who displayed extreme valour while seriously injured by a gunshot wound to the neck is among those recognised for bravery on operations today as the operational honours and awards list is revealed. Lance Corporal Simon Moloney of the Household Cavalry Regiment repeatedly fac...

  • British troops hand over two Lashkar Gah bases to Afghan forces as MOB Price is closed

    Base closures: British forces milestone in Afghanistan 17 Mar '14, 1pm

    In a complex and well-planned operation spanning more than a month, Main Operating Base (MOB) Lashkar Gah and Patrol Base (PB) Lashkar Gah Durai have been handed over to Afghan control. A third base, MOB Price, has also been closed. From a peak of 137 UK bases, just Camp Bastion, whic...

  • Reservists prepare for landmark deployment with regular regiment #ArmyReserve

    Reservists prepare for landmark deployment 11 Mar '14, 11am

    Reservists prepare for landmark deployment 11 March 2014 Reserve soldiers from The London Regiment are to be the first to deploy on the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus fully integrated with their paired regular counterparts. Around 50 members of the LONDONS have been finalising thei...

  • Chinook and Challenger 2 team up with reservists 10 Mar '14, 10am

    Fresh from playing an important role in supporting the military response to the multi-agency flood relief effort in Dorset, it has been back out on to Salisbury Plain Training Area, Wiltshire, for Army Reservists from the Royal Wessex Yeomanry (RWxY), for one of their most dynamic wee...

  • Soldier of 32 Engineer Regiment killed at Camp Bastion 05 Mar '14, 7pm

    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of a soldier from 32 Engineer Regiment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The serviceman died earlier today (5 March 2014) as a result of non-battle related injuries sustained in Camp Bastion. The incident di...

  • Military team in Afghanistan are running learning and development courses to deployed soldiers http…

    Textbook training for deployed troops 03 Mar '14, 11am

    A team of British Army officers are running courses to provide learning and development opportunities for serving personnel whilst they are deployed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The Joint Theatre Education Centre (JTEC) in Camp Bastion provides support to all serving personnel an...

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