MoD Failed Soldier in Tank Death, Says Coroner

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 28/03/2008 - 20:01:02

The MoD’s failure to supply a regiment with proper equipment was the reason that a British soldier serving in Afghanistan died when the tank he was repairing crushed him. This is according to Andrew Walker, the coroner who today recorded hi...

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RAF to Mark 90th Anniversary with London Flypast

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 28/03/2008 - 19:32:47

RAF to Mark 90th Anniversary with London Flypast

Earlier this month, Armed Forces International reported on the launch of a series of events marking the Royal Air Force’s 90th Anniversary. As detailed by Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy, among these events will be a flypast of RAF aircra...

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North Korean Missile Tests

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 28/03/2008 - 12:30:37

North Korean Missile Tests

South Korea’s government confirmed on the 28th March that North Korea has carried out a number of missile test-launches. The firings coincided with warnings from the capital, Pyongyang, that demands being made by the US in respect of its nu...

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Australia to Press for More Troops for Afghanistan

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 27/03/2008 - 18:12:10

Australia to Press for More Troops for Afghanistan

Joel Fitzgibbon, Australia’s Defence Minister, has referred to the imminent NATO summit in Romania as a significant test of the will of overseas nations to commit the supply of more troops to Afghanistan.Australia currently has more troops ...

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Princes William and Harry Back Armed Forces

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 27/03/2008 - 17:31:48

Princes William and Harry Back Armed Forces

Prince William and Prince Harry have publically given their backing to an event designed to raise funds to help British military personnel with injuries. Both are patrons of the City Salute Appeal — a campaign launched in support of sports ...

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EADS in RAF Tanker Contract Victory

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 27/03/2008 - 14:39:19

EADS in RAF Tanker Contract Victory

It has been announced that EADS — the parent group of Airbus — has won a contract to supply the Royal Air Force with its next generation of tanker aircraft.EADS’ victory comes hot on the heels of its winning the USAF’s tanker contract last ...

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US Airstrike Targets Shia Militias in Iraq

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 27/03/2008 - 12:59:51

US Airstrike Targets Shia Militias in Iraq

US airborne forces have carried out an airstrike in support of Iraqi troops currently battling Shia militia groups in Hilla — a town lying to the south of the capital Baghdad.The airstrike caused a number of fatalities, although accounts fr...

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Sarkozy Pledges More French Troops for Afghanistan

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 27/03/2008 - 11:31:23

Sarkozy Pledges More French Troops for Afghanistan

French President Nicolas Sarkozy stated on the 26th March that France was prepared to up its military contribution to Afghanistan, where NATO forces are fighting Taliban insurgents.No details were given on the precise number of soldiers tha...

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MoD Pressed to Cancel Nimrod MRA4 Programme

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 27/03/2008 - 08:54:58

MoD Pressed to Cancel Nimrod MRA4 Programme

The MoD has been pressed to consider cancelling the Nimrod MRA4 programme based on factors of overrun and over-cost.The aircraft programme — in which the MRA4 is intended as a replacement for the RAF’s currently-serving fleet of Nimrod MR2 ...

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Iraqi PM Issues Shia Militants with Ceasefire Deadline

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 26/03/2008 - 19:30:50

Iraqi PM Issues Shia Militants with Ceasefire Deadline

Nouri Maliki, the Prime Minister of Iraq, has issued a 72 hour deadline to Basra-based Shia insurgents to cease fighting.If they do not comply, he said, then ”severe penalties” will ensue.Government Crackdown on Shia MilitantsMaliki’s ultim...

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