Royal Marines

Marine A-Style Killings Have Always Been a Feature of Britain's Dirty Wars - Ever Heard of Batang Kali?

Joe Glenton | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Glenton

Last week, a Royal Marine was given a life sentence for murder. Such killings are framed as exceptions which do not reflect the "values and standards" of military service. In truth, war crimes carried out by British soldiers are not unusual.

Marine A: Cold-blooded Murder Is Never Heroic

Steve Rose | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

Sergeant Blackman's conviction was an accident of justice since his crime was only uncovered when civilian police discovered the infamous video on a serviceman's laptop. However, he will now serve life with a minimum parole tariff of 10 years.

Marine Murderer: Life Must Mean Life!

Kevin Godlington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kevin Godlington

This Marine did wrong, he knows it, and we all know it. He will take his punishment on the chin I am sure, but he has also served his country, and did so gallantly. If he is to be tried for murder keep human rights legislation out of it and apply some common sense.

The Royal Marine Murderer

Kevin Godlington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kevin Godlington

It may be open and shut in the legal sense, but is not open and shut in the moral and ethical sense. The test maybe the law, but the proving ground is the battlefield. Now before you start getting all excited into thinking I am about to justify murder, wait one second and consider if you will some social mitigation.

The Royal Marine Murderer

Kevin Godlington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kevin Godlington

It may be open and shut in the legal sense, but is not open and shut in the moral and ethical sense. The test maybe the law, but the proving ground is the battlefield. Now before you start getting all excited into thinking I am about to justify murder, wait one second and consider if you will some social mitigation.

Strength of Mind Is What Makes the Difference

Lee Riley | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Riley

It's inside all of us; the strength to do whatever it takes to overcome even the most challenging mental and physical tests in order to achieve our goals. When the challenge is physical, you need to be fit - but your mind must be strong too.

Security Tight For Boat Race To Ensure No Repeat Of Protest

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

Royal Marines will be stationed in inflatable boats along the length of the Boat Race course on Sunday to ensure the event is not disrupted by another...

Court Releases Marines Charged With Murder Of Afghan

PA | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Five Royal Marines charged with murder following an incident in Afghanistan have been released from custody. The marines had been held in military ...

Five Royal Marines Charged With Murder

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK

Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder in relation to an incident in Afghanistan in 2011, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said today. Seven...

Footage Of 'Injured Taliban' On Laptop Led To Royal Marine Arrests

PA | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK

Seven Royal Marines were arrested on suspicion of murder in Afghanistan after footage of them with an injured man was discovered on a laptop, Sky News...

A L'eau Point For British Cycling

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK

We already know the British are the best in the world at cycling and water-based sports such as sailing and rowing - and it turns out we're also brill...

Tall Order

PA | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

The Duke of York overcame his "sense of trepidation" to abseil down the tallest building in Europe for charity on Monday. Andrew descended the Shar...

Soldiers Shot By Rogue Soldier Named

PA | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

Two British servicemen shot dead by a rogue Afghan soldier at the entrance to the UK headquarters in Helmand Province were both fathers of young child...

Five Down One to Go

Chris Terrill | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Terrill

In truth I think we have suffered from a degree of "Afghan fatigue" amongst the viewing public. To date there have been some very fine series and films on the war in Afghanistan and a few rather lacklustre ones that, it seemed to me, just wanted to jump on the band wagon.

First One Down

Chris Terrill | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Terrill

So much goes into making films, the usual blood, sweat and tears thing, that to see the final credits role at the end is like experiencing a sort of bereavement. Not sure I can fully explain this but filmmakers out there will know what I mean.

Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan - The Making Of

Chris Terrill | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Terrill

Tonight, I have a new series going out on Channel 5. I want people to watch the Royal Marines at work. This is a very special breed of men doing the toughest of all jobs in one of the most ferocious parts of Afghanistan.

Blast Serviceman Dies Of Injuries

PA | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK

A member of the Royal Air Force who was injured in the same explosion which killed a Royal Marine in Afghanistan has died of his injuries, the Ministr...

Royal Navy To Cut 350 As Defence Cuts Bite

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- About 350 sailors are being forced out of the Royal Navy against their will as part of defence cuts. A total of around 1,020 N...

Royal Marine Killed By Grenade At Checkpoint, MoD Says

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 05.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A Royal Marine has been killed in Afghanistan after a grenade was thrown into his patrol's checkpoint, the Ministry of Defence sa...

Tours Of Duty For British Soldiers Could Double To A Year

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Some British soldiers could be posted on year-long tours of Afghanistan to maintain continuity during the crucial withdrawal peri...