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RNLI concern over large number of Boat Race spectators getting trapped on the Thames foreshore

Over sixty men, women and children have been rescued from the bank of the River Thames after choosing the foreshore rather than the road to watch the Varsity Boat Races. 511 more words

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Afghan interpreter who risked his life on the front line with British troops shot with his son by Taliban hitmen after he says he was ‘abandoned’ by the UK Government.

An Afghan interpreter who risked his life on the front line with British troops was shot with his two-year-old son by Taliban hitmen after he says he was ‘abandoned’ by the UK Government. 847 more words

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A Day For Photography

Friday morning was spent taking photographs. When I cycled down to the station on Wednesday, to head to Shrewsbury for the plant identification course, I was struck by how fantastic Parson’s Pleasure looked in the misty dawn. 146 more words

Oxford

004. Happy Families (Part One)

When I was seventeen, a chap in uniform came to my school to speak to anyone interested in an Army career. Whether he was an officer or soldier I can’t recall, but I remember him being exact in speech and not terribly impressed with the awkward and gangly dozen of us who sat behind the wooden workstations in the biology laboratory classroom before him. 661 more words

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Warrant Officers & the British Armed Forces

“…though the ranks are few, the appointments which may be held by them are many. Indeed, there are, today, over seventy appointments among the Warrant Officers…” 267 more words

British Army

Going Commando

Going Commando by Mark Time

February 2014, Troubador Publishing

Rating: * * * *

Hilarious, absurd, and impossible to put down!

Thank you, author Mark Time, for recommending this selection.

Book Reviews

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

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