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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.

Youngest Battle Of Britain Spitfire Pilot Dies aged 96

The Second World War's youngest Spitfire pilot who joined the RAF at just 18 and said his life 'peaked' at 21 after helping win the Battle of Britain has died just two weeks before his 97th birthday. Geoffrey Wellum, who was given the nickname 'Boy' as he signed up in August ...
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New Bravery Medals Awarded To British Soldiers Battling ISIS

British soldiers battling Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria have been honoured with a new campaign medal to recognise their valour, the Defence Secretary has announced. And for the first time Royal Air Force drone pilots will also be eligible for the gallantry medals, despite being located thousands of ...
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Forces Restructure May Be Accelerated To Meet Increasing Threats – Williamson

The Government may need to accelerate a restructure of the UK’s Armed Forces to meet “increasing threats”, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said. In the first significant announcement from the Modernising Defence Programme (MDP), Mr Williamson writes that the military must be ready to “match the pace” of adversaries, that ...
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SAS Who Dares Wins Star Ant Middleton Helps Plymouth Veterans Adapt To Civvy Street

Ant Middleton, the former special forces serviceman and Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit show 'SAS: Who Dares Wins', is helping Plymouth veterans adapt to life on civvy street. Ant joined the Special Boat Service (SBS) - the UK’s naval special forces unit and the sister unit of the SAS ...
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