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Huge bush fire breaks out at Royal Marines training ground near Exeter

A Royal Marine training ground was aflame after the ground became a tinderbox.

Huge columns of smoke could be seen hundreds of feet high and were spotted for miles around the scene. 397 more words


News Round-Up – April 16th 2017

Here are some of the latest British military news stories making the headlines this past week.

General News

USAF F-35A Lightning IIs arrive at RAF Lakenheath… 188 more words


42 Commando to lose 200 men and be re-roled as maritime security force

Amid intense opposition from ministers and the public alike, the MoD has confirmed that 42 Commando – one of three frontline Royal Marine units – is to be withdrawn from frontline battlefield duties. 295 more words


My Sarie Marais So Near To My Heart!

Drafted at eighteen to service under Menengai, a mountain with a flat wooded peak and bare sides just like the haircut they gave us, overlooking the Kenya Regiment Depot outside Nakuru, I got my first taste of army life.  290 more words


Marine Who Killed In Cold Blood To Be Released In Weeks


So, last week we showed what a civilised, compassionate country we are as a result of paramedics trying their best to save the life of badly injured terrorist Khalid Masood. 528 more words


Storming the beaches: Covering the 70th anniversary of D-Day

In 2014 I was lucky enough to be in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. I was able to spend time with a number of veterans including Tony Colgan of the 9th Durham Light Infantry. 85 more words

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