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…SBT News for Thursday 11th January 2018…

Parachute Regiment and Royal Marines In Plans To Merge

The Sandbag Times has learned of proposals to merge The Parachute Regiment and Royal Marines in an attempt to save money and reduce the size of the Armed Forces.  The proposal is one of three options that has been laid out for consideration for the Defence Review due to take ...
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More British Troops To Be Deployed To Afghanistan

British Troops deployed to Afghanistan is set to rise to 600 to train Afghan soldiers already in action in Resolute Support. The main initiatives are to combat the increase in suicide bombers and the huge amount of IED’s found during the last year. Up to 85 troops from the 1st ...
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Calls To Unite Forces & Veterans Mental Health Services

A Plymouth MP and the chief executive of the country’s leading military charity for mental health are calling for the establishment of a national framework of mental health care for veterans. According to the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) medical discharge report there has been a “significant” rise in the number ...
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‘Sir’ To Be Dropped From Army phone calls

Soldiers who answer Army phones are no longer allowed to use the word ‘Sir’ when initially answering. The ruling follows remarks that state it is no longer gender appropriate and updated. Colonel Steve Davies, the army's assistant head of employment, said personnel should avoid gendered terms such as 'Sir' because ...
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Warrant Officer Who Served With Prince Harry Found Dead After PTSD Treatment Complaints

A decorated British soldier who fought alongside Prince Harry in Afghanistan is believed to have killed himself after complaining to colleagues about the treatment he was receiving for PTSD. Married Warrant Officer Nathan Hunt, 39, was found dead last week after confiding to Royal Engineers colleagues that he was struggling ...
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