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…SBT News for Monday 11th December 2017…
…Latest… …Billy Irvine: “We were let down by British Government”… …One of the six freed veterans released from a prison in Chennai, India has spoken out at the lack of support by the UK government and Foreign & Commonwealth Office saying he feels “disgusted and betrayed”….. …Latest…
…Latest… …Landfill search for missing Airman to end this week… …The search for missing RAF Airman Corrie McKeague at a landfill site in Cambridgeshire is set to end this week. The 23 year old vanished after a night out in Bury St Edmunds in September 2016…. …Latest…
…News… …Former Armed Forces Commander Warns British Forces Not Fit For Purpose… …Former UK service chiefs have launched a devastating critique of the state of British forces, saying they were no longer fit for purpose and that the army was 20 years out of date… …News…

Landfill Search For Missing Airman To End This Week

The search for missing RAF Airman Corrie McKeague at a landfill site in Cambridgeshire is set to end this week.  The 23 year old vanished after a night out in Bury St Edmunds in September 2016. Police have now announced that the search will conclude early this week ...
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Billy Irvine: “We were let down by the British Government”

One of the six freed veterans released from a prison in Chennai, India has spoken out at the lack of support by the UK government and Foreign & Commonwealth Office saying he feels "disgusted and betrayed". His family fought tirelessly with lawyers to free the six men which resulted in ...
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Chennai Six Coming Home

The first of the Chennai Six to arrive home flew into Glasgow Airport on Wednesday.  Billy Irvine was met by his family at the airport.  After a few private moments with his loved ones, he spoke to reporters saying  "It feels excellent to be home".  Nick Dunn and Nicholas Simpson ...
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Deepcut Deaths: Second New Inquest Ordered For Pte Geoff Gray

A fresh inquiry has been ordered into the death of Pte Geoff Gray at Deepcut barracks 16 years ago. Pte Geoff Gray was one of four recruits that died at the barracks under questionable circumstances. On the 17th December 2001, Pte Gray was found dead while on guard duty with ...
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New Defence Secretary Under Pressure Over Cuts

The newly appointed Secretary of Defence, Gavin Williamson MP, is coming under increased pressure at the proposed cuts to the MOD in December’s Defence Review. The Defence Minister, Tobias Ellwood has threatened to resign if the size of the British Army is reduced by 12,000 to 70,000 which would include ...
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