UK Soldiers

Without The Ability To Hold The Government To Account For Their Safety Record There Is A Serious Risk That Soldiers' Lives Will Be Lost

Jocelyn Cockburn | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jocelyn Cockburn

Soldiers are intentionally put in high risk situations and knowingly take risks to safeguard the lives of others. Human rights do not change this, however, Article 2 requires that when putting troops in danger the MoD must take reasonable steps to protect them from known risks to life.

The Power of a Thank You Can Transcend Place or Time

Anna Crossley | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Anna Crossley

Thank you. It's a universal phrase, used for countless reasons from passing the salt, to providing support in a time of crisis. And it means different things to different people. But as a nurse let me tell you, one small thank you can go a long way.

Six-Year-Old Girls in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp Draw Tanks, Soldiers and Blood

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

We woke up early for the two hour drive from the city, into the midst of the desert, and there it was... Barbed wire, security and dust; we had our passports and equipment thoroughly checked before entering. As we drove through the camp the vastness of it became clear, sand-coloured shelters in every direction, as far as the eye could see; the homes of 85,000 Syrian refugees.

Heartwarming Moment Old Dog Reunites With Soldier After Months Apart

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A soldier and her elderly dog have reunited in a touching video, which will melt even the iciest of hearts. Army private Hannah Foraker, 21, left her ...

Returning Soldier Adorably Photobombs Son's School Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

School photos: if we remember correctly, they were the bane of our existence. But that certainly wasn't the case for this young chap. Eight-yea...

Emotional Greeting Between Soldier And Father Doesn't Quite Go To Plan

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It was always going to be a greeting filled with overwhelming emotion. But when this soldier returned home and decided to surprise his parents at a...

This Afghanistan Soldier Basically Just Got A Medal For Feminism

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK

A female army officer has been given a medal for challenging the "highly misogynistic" views of Afghan soldiers. Staff Sergeant Kate Lord, 32, rece...

Charity Is Not a Lost Cause - Do Something Amazing Today

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

It doesn't take much to make a real difference to the lives of many. While we all lead increasingly busy lives, we should not forget the privileges we have. Let's take advantage of the benefits we have in our lives and assist those less fortunate than ourselves. It needn't cost us a thing but the payoff is unimaginably huge.

Soldier's Liverpool FC Tattoo Reads 'You'll Never Walk' After Leg Amputation

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

A Liverpool fan and Royal Marine's "You'll Never Walk Alone" tattoo was unfortunately altered after he had his leg amputated. Andy Grant's limb wa...

Army Boy Blasted With 'Makeshift Blowtorch' After Selling Poppies

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK

A 15-year-old army cadet has been attacked with a "makeshift blowtorch" in Manchester, minutes after selling poppies for Remembrance Day. The cadet...

Extremist Terror Reaches Liberal Shores

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Kokulan Mahendiran

While it may be more comforting to consider these men but lone wolves acting upon their own deranged ideas, that no longer seems to be the case. In this age of social media and easily accessible information in which we live, it is no longer necessary for contact to be made for a message to be passed on.

Anatomy and Ammunition: A Day in the Life of a Student Soldier

The Huffington Post UK | Isabella Smith | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Bryony, 23, is the Senior Under Officer of the University of London Officer Training Corps (part of the Army Reserve). She is studying for a BSc in sp...

Belfast Students Campaign For Poppy Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a university in Northern Ireland are proposing a motion to ban the selling of poppies in their students union, saying it is a "divisive in...

Violence Flares As Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Clash With Russian Troops

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

A Russian marine has apprently shot dead a Ukrainian officer, in what Ukrainian authorities insinuated was one of a number of ploys to cause disorder ...

LOOK: Crisis In Crimea But There's Still Time for A Soldier Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Crimea might be on the brink of war, with troops from neighbouring Russia tightening their grip on the region, but amidst the tension people are still...

'Man Up': The Shift From 'Warrior' to 'Brave', Which We Need Men to Do

Nick Clements | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

On the internet and down the pub, men are regularly chastised about their lack of hardness, and advised to 'Man Up' - strap on a pair, grow some balls, stop being such a wuss, toughen up. All typical calls to the superficial macho male.

Matthew Tucker

'War Is Organised Murder' | Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

On Armistice Day, we can think of no better tribute than to give you the damning verdict on war, massacre and brutality, from the mouths of those who ...

Our Modern Remembrance Is All About Forgetting

Django Wylie | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
Django Wylie

The worthy practice of donating first-hand, with its inherent 'nothing in return' aspect, has been replaced with the more morally ambiguous purchasing of an mp3. When you put pennies in the Chelsea Pensioner's box and collect your poppy, you are forced, however momentarily, to individually reflect on the meaning of the paper token you've acquired.

Man Sees Pregnant Wife Stabbed Live On Video Chat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK

A heavily pregnant woman was stabbed repeatedly as her horrified husband watched on helplessly from overseas, it has been revealed. Rachel Poole, 3...

A Million Miles Away...

Alex Ford | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Alex Ford

For me it sums up my tour in Afghanistan. In the picture I am hot, sweaty; covered from head to foot in protective gear; helmet, glasses, body armour, blast pants, gloves, boots... carrying my rifle, ammunition, equipment, food, water.

Third Brecon Beacons Soldier Death Named

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

An army reservist who died after falling ill during SAS selection training in the Brecon Beacons earlier this month "adored the army" and believed pas...

Second Dead Brecon Beacons Soldier Named

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

The second of two army reservists who died in the Brecon Beacons has only now been named as Edward Maher, because his identity had not been confirmed ...

PICTURES: Fijian Soldier Sits Down In Front Of The Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Emily Verdouw | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

A Fijian soldier confused a crowd cheering The Queen when he suddenly sat down after speaking with her. Many in the crowd believed the man had coll...

MoD Name Soldier Who Died On Brecon Beacons

PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

One of two servicemen who died during the selection process for the Territorial Army's section of the SAS has been named by the Ministry of Defence (M...

Were Brecon Beacon Soldiers OnTerritorial Army SAS Training?

PA | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK

Two servicemen who died during a military training exercise on the hottest day of the year were taking part in the selection process for the Territori...