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‘Build £1 Billion Order For Support Ships In UK’ Demands Shipbuilders Union

The new Fleet Solid Support ships that are needed to service the UK’s £6.3 billion Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers will go out to full international tender on the 30th April 2018. GMB research shows that up to 6,700 jobs could be created or secured in the UK if the ...
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Special Forces Need To Face Scrutiny From Parliament, Say MPs

SAS and other elite units operate without democratic oversight – unlike MI5, MI6 and GCHQ Political pressure is building for the UK’s special forces to be subjected to parliamentary scrutiny for the first time – bringing them into line with rest of the military and the intelligence services. The SAS ...
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Welsh Cider Is Named In Honour Of Abergavenny Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A WELSH cider has been made in honour of Private Richard Hunt who was the 200th British soldier to die in Afghanistan. The story behind the Welsh Warrior cider is one of the latest to be featured as a digital story The Heritage of Orchards and Cider Making in Wales ...
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Veterans Respite Centre Returning To Telford After Campaign

A respite centre for veterans with mental health issues will be returning to the county after a major campaign. Set up by those who used the services themselves, those with military backgrounds will be able to take short breaks at Combat Stress Audley Court in Newport under the new plans ...
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Tim Hetherington’s Photos Are A Tender Look At Male Sexuality and War

Before he died in 2011 Tim Hetherington showed us intimate moments between soldiers and the front line. On April 20, 2011, two months into the Libyan civil war, British photojournalist Tim Hetherington was on the front lines with rebel forces at Misrata when tragedy struck. Gaddafi forces blasted his group, ...
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