The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus has been featured in the news rather a lot this week, having set sail on Friday 17th October 2014 for West Africa to join the international effort against the Ebola virus. 224 more words
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94 year old Frank Cramp, a veteran of the Royal Marines, of Sword Beach and the Second World War has been presented with a new green beret from his contemporary unit; 42 Commando Royal Marines. 550 more words
The Belgians formally surrender Antwerp.
Fifty-seven British soldiers have been killed during the siege; nine hundred thirty-six are taken prisoner and sent to camps in Germany while 1,600 retreat into neutral Holland, where they will be interned for the remainder of the Great War. 217 more words
Despite the activity of the British Government in the defence of Antwerp the BEF had little involvement in the early stages. However with the arrival of Winston Churchill in Antwerp on the 3rd October there was a specific initiative to send troops to aid in the defence. 263 more words