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017. News round-up #4

First female given command of an operational brigade
Thursday 2 July 2015: British Forces News

British Forces News reported that Brigadier Sharon Nesmith has been given command of the 1st United Kingdom Signal Brigade, which provides communications support to any military operation. 407 more words

British Army

Cyprus Emergency Veterans and the National Memorial Arboretum

Cyprus Emergency Veterans and the

National Memorial Arboretum

By Chris Elliott……..

It seems hardly a week goes by now when we receive messages and information from readers who have stories to share or are looking to make contact with past friends and increasingly we are finding we are able to help them publish their memories of the past often after further research and also help unite people after almost a lifetime apart.. 205 more words

Heritage

1916 – Pádraig Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh executed by firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol.

First of the 1916 rebels are executed after being found guilty of taking part “in an armed rebellion … for the purposes of assisting the enemy.” That they were involved in armed rebellion is beyond doubt, but the primary purpose of the Rising was in support of the declaration of “the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland” as stated in the Proclamation which Pádraig Pearse read in front of the GPO on 24 April. 240 more words

Irish History

WWII North Africa Giuseppe Torcasio

Giuseppe Torcasio Italian forces a NCO/candidate officer in uniform with the corps heavy artillery regiment insignia on his peaked visor cap,WWII North Africa..

Giuseppe Torcasio was in the Italian heavy artillery regiment: A.S.42 ” type division a World War II veteran who saw action in Tobruk and The Battles for El Alamein North Africa. 48 more words

News

Is soldiering an unappealing job?

According to a new YouGov report yes, it is. Soldiering was ranked low in the poll which asked 17000 men and women the following; “Generally speaking, please say whether you would or would not like to do each of the following for a living.” 188 more words

Armed Forces News

Archbishop of Canterbury apologises for the bombing of Dresden

For long periods of the Second World War, the Royal Air Force were the only British Military Service capable of striking back against the onward march of Nazi Germany. 246 more words

Armed Forces News

Pork & Beans

Let’s remain in Italy with these men unloading a consignment of “Pork and Beans” for the British Forces. These were a staple part of army rations and as you can imagine, the beans were more in evidence than the pork!

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