Crossbow murder suspect Kyle Clifford dropped out of British Army after two years
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by Daniel Hammond
6h ago
CROSSBOW murder suspect Kyle Clifford dropped out of the Army after two years. One ex-soldier who trained with him says he never fitted in at the Queen’s Dragoons after joining in 2019. Crossbow murder suspect Kyle Clifford dropped out of the Army after two years.CollectOne ex-soldier who trained with Clifford says he never fitted in at the Queen’s Dragoons after joining in 2019PA It was also claimed Clifford had failed phase one training at ATC Pirbright in Brookwood, Surrey. His former colleague said: “Kyle didn’t change throughout service. “People got so frustrated with him. “Everyone had t ..read more
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I was left paralysed while serving my country… I thought my life was over but now I’ll become a champion racing driver
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by Jacob Jaffa
3d ago
A VETERAN who was paralysed while bravely serving his country is now set to become a champion racing driver thanks to a remarkable charity project. Steve ‘Dusty’ Binns has teamed up with a team of other ex-forces personnel to create a competitive car that can be operated by both wheelchair-using and able-bodied drivers. Mission MotorsportSteve ‘Dusty’ Binns has been a wheelchair user since his return from the Falklands[/caption] Mission MotorsportNow, though, he will be racing this Subaru competitively[/caption] Mission MotorsportThe car was modified for use on hand controls by forces charity ..read more
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Black marine who claimed false imprisonment after being held in cells for 7 hours wins £30k settlement from police
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by Stephen Moyes
4d ago
A MARINE who claimed wrongful arrest and false imprisonment has been paid £30,000 by police in an out-of-court settlement. The black serviceman was held in a cell for seven hours. PA:Press AssociationA marine who claimed wrongful arrest and false imprisonment has been paid £30,000 by police in an out-of-court settlement[/caption] Officers did not explain why but told his bosses they were seeking a charge of controlling and coercive behaviour/harassment. Bail over the next 16½ months required him to make 300-mile trips to surrender to custody. He said he was not allowed to contact a family cour ..read more
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The firms helping our brave armed forces get the jobs they deserve when their service ends
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by Pete Barden
1w ago
OUR Armed Forces put their lives on the line keeping us safe –  and deserve great jobs when their service ends. More than 15,000 men and women leave the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force each year but the Employment Charity reveals only eight per cent are confident they can land work on Civvy Street. GettySaturday is Armed Forces Day, when the UK celebrates our serving military staff, and it is also a chance to help former forces personnel[/caption] SuppliedGurkha Bir Bahadur Rai is now a supervisor with security firm OCS, after landing the job thanks to 15 years’ military experience from 1979 to ..read more
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Massive stockpiles of deadly weapons worth £1.6million stolen from UK army bases
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by Sophia Sleigh
2w ago
DEADLY weapons including machine guns have been stolen or lost from UK military bases. Almost 100,000 bullets and 50 guns have gone missing since 2015, according to statistics uncovered by The Sun on Sunday. Col Richard Kemp said: ‘It is concerning that some of these weapons could have gotten into the hands of terrorists or criminals and could even be used in killings’Wikipedia The kit includes four machine guns, two AK47 rifles and five Glock pistols, as well as a historic Sten gun and Luger pistol. Since 2019, 12 cadet weapons have been stolen — including four target rifles and four SA80s, t ..read more
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This small group of veterans understand the horror of what happened here on D-Day – and want that lesson to be passed on
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by Jerome Starkey
1M ago
It was only by standing on Normandy’s beaches that I began to understand the scale and the horror of what happened here 80 years ago. Both in terms of human sacrifice – the number of people slaughtered on both sides. RexThe crowd hailed the veterans – the last of the generation that saved the world[/caption] Paul EdwardsAn old soldier is clapped and greeted by the crowd[/caption] King Charles salutes the veterans in NormandyPA And in terms of significance. It was here, on the blood-soaked sands of Normandy, that our forebears began the liberation of Europe. They leapt into the water and charge ..read more
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It’s vital we and generations to come never forget what D-Day veterans accomplished — or that our freedom is NOT a given
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by The Sun
1M ago
Heroes we must never forget THEY are the bravest of the brave from throughout Britain’s long history. Today we have one final chance to pay them tribute. “Heroes” is an over-used term. But it could have been coined for these old soldiers — approaching 100 now or already there — who stormed the beaches of Northern France exactly eight decades ago to bring Hitler’s ­tyranny to an end. PAD-Day veteran John Dennett, 99, wipes his eye at the statue of Field Marshal Montgomery in Normandy[/caption] Some were kids, teenagers with little or no life experience. Yet they poured wide-eyed from their land ..read more
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British troops could bag pay hikes of up to £15k under new rules that let them join Australia’s army
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by Jerome Starkey
1M ago
BRITISH troops could earn £10k to £15k pay hikes – and a sun tan – under new rules that let them join Australia’s army. Brits who emigrate Down Under will be allowed to join up from next year. Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles A digger – as Aussie soldiers are known – earns almost £30,000 in basic training compared to just £18,700 in the UK. And a newly qualified private would earn £38,400 down under compared to £23,500 in Britain – a 63 per cent raise. Sydney relaxed strict rules on who can join its armed forces to fill a 4,400 shortfall, amid fears of looming war with China. Austral ..read more
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D-Day veterans brim with pride and emotion as they head back to the scene of their finest hour
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by Mike Ridley
1M ago
EIGHTY years after they first sailed to Normandy to liberate France a tiny band of brothers returned yesterday. Former RAF Sergeant Bernard Morgan and Jeep driver Jack Mortimer, both 100, were among 23 D-Day veterans who sailed from Portsmouth yesterday. D-Day veterans were overcome with emotion as they made the journey to Normandy once againWell-wishers waved Union Jack flags as D-Day veterans travelled from England to Caen As the 8am ferry sailed out into the Solent sailors lined the decks of aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales to cheer on the last of the D-Day heroes. Crowds flocked to the ..read more
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Britain’s top military units failed to reach recruitment targets under Tories, stats show
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by Martina Bet
1M ago
THE UK’s top military units have failed to reach their recruitment targets under the Tories, stats show. The Royal Marines, the Paras and the Intelligence Corps have all endured plummeting applications. BBC News & Current Affairs via GThe UK’s top military units have failed to reach their recruitment targets under the Tories, stats show[/caption] This is despite being feeders for the UK Special Forces. The Marines have failed to hit recruitment targets since 2016 and are expected to miss it again this year. Last year saw a 28 per cent nosedive for the green berets. The trend is mirrored in ..read more
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