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The Online Magazine written by Veterans for Veterans
The Sandbag Times brings you all the latest national and international Armed Forces and Veterans news. With insights each week into Veterans Charities, organisations, events and lots more.


  • It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of our dear friend and writer of the SBT’s ‘Canada Calling’, Albert ‘Robby’ McRobb. We learned of Robby’s death yesterday, however it been reported that Robby died during September after a stroke aged 74. Robby was one of the first co-writers to join the Sandbag Times in 2016 with his unique brand of humour and reports of issues affecting

  • Wonderful news has emerged this morning that Harry & Megan are expecting their first royal baby  Heartfelt congratulations to both from all the team at The Sandbag Times Veterans Magazine. xx

  • The new suicide prevention minister must end the “betrayal” of military veterans over the Government’s failure to record the number of former servicemen who take their own lives, campaigners have said. Armed Forces groups, relatives of soldiers who have killed themselves and a serving coroner are backing calls for a comprehensive record to be kept to establish the extent of mental health problems following military action. Jackie Doyle-Price, who was

  • At 100 years of age, Laetitia Hardie has lived through two world wars. She was born on 21 August, just a few months shy of the armistice on 11 November 1918. She is very alert and has a vivid recall, especially when it comes to remembering her childhood near the North Staffordshire barracks, growing up with her sister Patricia, mother Marion, and her “quiet and high principled” military father, Brigadier

  • It is with great sadness that we report on the death of Mark Jones. Details of Mark’s death are still to be confirmed although it has been reported it was from suicide. Mark, from Durham, served with the Light Infantry. We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to Mark’s family and friends.  Rest easy, Brother.

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