RAF Red Arrows, Typhoons in London Flypast

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 01/04/2008 - 16:24:37

RAF Red Arrows, Typhoons in London Flypast

As recently previewed by Armed Forces International, Tuesday April 1st saw a Royal Air Force flypast take place over London, on the day that the service celebrates its 90th anniversary.The flypast was made up of the Royal Air Force Aerobati...

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London Plaque Marks RAF Anniversary

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 13:00:56

London Plaque Marks RAF Anniversary

The Royal Air Force’s 90th Anniversary has been marked with the unveiling of a plaque in the middle of London. The plaque is sited at 80 Strand, the location of the service’s very first headquarters.Spokesman for the RAF, David Forsyth, sta...

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British Army Launches Bursary Scheme for New Recruits

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 12:05:50

British Army Launches Bursary Scheme for New Recruits

The British Army is set to launch a bursary scheme for new entrants. The move is a two-forked venture, aimed at both increasing the number of new Army recruits, and at making them more educated.The scheme will provide grants of £1,000, on t...

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US, Pakistan, Afghanistan Military Intelligence Centre

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 10:52:05

US, Pakistan, Afghanistan Military Intelligence Centre

On Saturday 29th of March, the US, Pakistan and Afghanistan together opened the first out of six combined military intelligence centres that will be positioned along the Pakistani/Afghan border.The centres stand as the most up-to-date devel...

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British Soldiers Killed by Explosion in Afghanistan

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 08:37:02

In breaking news, the Ministry of Defence has just announced that two British soldiers on deployment in Afghanistan have died in an explosion.The two British servicemen were both members of 40 Commando, Royal Marines.During a standard patro...

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Lockheed Martin Wins US Military Radio Contract

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 08:06:28

Lockheed Martin Wins US Military Radio Contract

The Pentagon announced on the 28th March that Lockheed Martin had won a contract worth $766 million to develop the US military’s next generation of radio system for use in aircraft, onboard ships and on the ground — beating off Boeing in th...

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North Korean Combat Jets Test South’s Airspace

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 07:25:34

A South Korean newspaper reported on the 31st March that, since Lee Myung-bak became President in February this year, North Korean combat jets had carried out numerous sorties close to the edge of South Korea’s airspace. Such flights — whic...

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Sadr Orders Basra Clashes to End

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 05:52:03

Sadr Orders Basra Clashes to End

Moqtada Sadr, the Iraqi Shia cleric, has told his fighters to leave Basra in an attempt to bring the current clashes with Iraqi troops to an end.As far as the Iraqi government was concerned, Sadr’s order represented a ”positive” move.Over 2...

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Royal Marine Could Receive Victoria Cross

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 04:57:43

Royal Marine Could Receive Victoria Cross

A member of the British armed forces could receive the Victoria Cross after he acted to save the lives of his fellow service personnel.Royal Marine Lance Corporal Matt Croucher launched himself onto an exploding grenade, but survived the im...

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Iraqi Troops Discover Weapons Cache

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 30/03/2008 - 14:18:00

According to the US military, Iraqi troops have come across a weapons cache in an apartment located close to Baghdad that Shia militias were using. The discovery was made on the 29th March, and included the following weapons:Three 107mm roc...

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