Golfer overcomes spinal injury to lift trophy

Few players have waited as long as Jamie Donaldson did for their first European Tour win – and even fewer have achieved it after being told their career could be over. Donaldson’s brilliant four-stroke victory in the Irish Open at Royal Portrush last July came in his 255th Tour event and 12 years after he…

MOD ‘loses’ bayonets from training base

A military training centre in Devon has “lost” more than 8,000 pieces of equipment including 115 bayonets since 2008, the BBC has learned. A list revealed that 8,312 items, including 13 dummy hand grenades and 2,860 pieces of cutlery, had been lost from the Lympstone Commando Centre.

The continuing fight against the IED threat in Afghanistan

IEDs, Improvised Explosive Devices, are one of the biggest combat threats to soldiers deploying to Afghanistan. Having spoken to many servicemen injured and family members who have lost someone in this way, I am only too aware of the scale of the threat posed by IEDs.

“Green on Blue” Attacks and so called “Rogues”

I was saddened to learn of the tragic death of a member of 28 Engineer Regiment who was fatally injured by an Afghan Solider in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province, Afghanistan on 7th January 2013. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family. This incident is one of a rising number of so…

Soldiers’ families get permission to sue MoD over Iraq deaths

Relatives of soldiers killed while patrolling in Snatch Land Rovers have won the right to sue the Government for compensation. Numerous members of the armed forces were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan while patrolling in the Land Rovers, nicknamed ‘mobile coffins’ by squaddies. Families of several servicemen are now claiming damages over the deaths –…

The continuing fight against the IED threat in Afghanistan

IEDs, Improvised Explosive Devices, are one of the biggest combat threats to soldiers deploying to Afghanistan. Having spoken to many servicemen injured and family members who have lost someone in this way, I am only too aware of the scale of the threat posed by IEDs.