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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.
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
8,000 military personnel in Scotland are to receive back pay to compensate for income tax rise in Scotland. We understand that this rise sees them pay more tax than their colleagues based elsewhere in the UK. Since April in Scotland, anyone earning more than around £26,000 in Scotland has paid ... Read More