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March 22 (Thurs) 1945, Alexandria, Egypt [Part 1]

Last Monday evening, slipped from the buoys about 1800 and proceeded to sea for exercises, beginning with a night tracking with destroyer Active. This did not last long & then we headed for Ras-el-Kanayis area for bombardment exercises, arriving soon after dawn. 187 more words

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman has conviction overturned for killing Taliban fighter

A Royal Marine who shot dead an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has won an appeal against his murder conviction.

Alexander Blackman, 42, from Taunton, Somerset, had his verdict reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility by five judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London today. 351 more words

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Marines investigated for sharing nude images of female colleagues without consent

Marines are being investigated for sharing naked images of female colleagues without consent – in a group with goes back 10 years.

Two female Marines came forward to say photographs taken of them were secretly shared online without their consent, along with nude photos of other servicewomen. 476 more words

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Delivering a new tri-service college at Worthy Down

Publicity video released by the MoD outlining the new training college at Worthy Down

Military

The social media threat to service personnel

There’s no escaping that social media has been playing an increasing part in our everyday lives for the last decade and it is this fact that now have military chiefs worried about what information is being shared online by those under their command. 410 more words

Military