£2m MoD Payout for Iraqi Injured by British Soldier

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 16/04/2008 - 11:08:59

Confirmation has been given by the Ministry of Defence that an Iraqi civilian injured by a soldier serving with the British armed forces is to be given compensation of £2 million - a record amount.The civilian in question - who is now in hi...

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More British Soldiers Taking Out Insurance Policies

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 14/04/2008 - 18:21:44

Sources in both the military and within financial services have highlighted how more British soldiers on deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan are now taking out accident and life insurance than before.The same reports add that the trend is on...

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Goldsmith Defends SFO’s BAE/ Saudi Arms Inquiry Drop

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 14/04/2008 - 15:33:26

Goldsmith Defends SFO’s BAE/ Saudi Arms Inquiry Drop

The Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into a multi-million pound arms deal between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia has re-entered the news in recent days, after a High Court Judge ruled on the 11th April that abandoning the inquiry was unla...

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Afghan Bomb Explosion Kills two RAF Servicemen

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 14/04/2008 - 13:04:39

The Ministry of Defence announced on the 14th April that two members of the British armed forces were killed when a roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan.The incident, said the MoD, occurred on April 13th in Kandahar.On its website, the MoD...

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Progress in Afghanistan, Says British Forces Commander

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 14/04/2008 - 11:55:54

Progress in Afghanistan, Says British Forces Commander

According to Brigadier Andrew Mackay, who formerly commanded British forces in Afghanistan, there are ”signs of real progress” in the country.Mackay is now back in Britain after having spent six months in charge of operations in the provinc...

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Hellfire Missile Hits US Soldiers/ Civilians: US Military

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 14/04/2008 - 10:27:11

Hellfire Missile Hits US Soldiers/ Civilians: US Military

The US Military has confirmed that a Hellfire missile launched on Saturday April 12th missed its intended target and instead hit an armoured vehicle, causing injuries to two US military personnel, as well as two Iraqi civilians.The incident...

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Troops Have Limited Human Rights, Says Browne

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 13/04/2008 - 13:30:49

Troops Have Limited Human Rights, Says Browne

On the 11th April, Armed Forces International reported on a ruling made by a High Court Judge, in which he highlighted how sending British military personnel into conflict, or out on patrol missions, with poor equipment could represent a br...

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Plans for British Armed Forces Day

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 13/04/2008 - 12:33:31

Plans for British Armed Forces Day

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has intimated that a national Armed Forces Day will take place — a measure though which, it is intended, members of the public can expression appreciation and support for the military.The Sunday Telegraph...

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SFO Urged to Reopen BAE/Saudi Arms Inquiry

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 11/04/2008 - 22:58:37

SFO Urged to Reopen BAE/Saudi Arms Inquiry

Calls have been made for the Serious Fraud Office to reopen its inquiry into a high-value arms deal between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia after a High Court ruling, made yesterday, said that the inquiry’s termination was unlawful.In a statem...

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Russian Air Force to Break Up Clouds for Victory Day

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 11/04/2008 - 19:16:45

Russian Air Force to Break Up Clouds for Victory Day

A spokesman for the Russian Air Force stated on the 11th April that as many as 12 military aircraft would be used to break up clouds over Moscow on May 9th — the occasion of Russia’s Victory Day.The measure is to be used as a means of guara...

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