UK Troops

Theresa May Will Let British Military 'Opt Out' Of Human Rights Convention

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK

Theresa May is to release British troops from observing some human rights responsibilities in battle, in an attempt to protect them against vexatious ...

Poppy Facism? Give Me Strength

Jackie Kemp | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Jackie Kemp

Over the last few weeks, I have noticed that some of my twitter-loving friends have been posting blogs and articles about something called "poppy facism". What on earth they mean by this frankly ridiculous term I'm not sure...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Are We All In This Together? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 30 January 2014... 1) ARE WE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? REALLY? From the Mirror: "Britain's ...

WATCH: These British Soldiers Dancing To Pharrell Williams Make Us Very Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen of the Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland serving in Afghanistan - we salute you. Not just for your incre...

Rethinking the UK's Foreign Policy Role

Mike Giles | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Mike Giles

Despite the US-led invasion of Afghanistan starting back in October 2001, around 9,000 British soldiers still remain stationed in the country to this day, with a remit of training up local military forces to take over security by the end of 2014.

Could British Intervention In Mali Be A Bad Idea?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Britain's announcement confirming the deployment of 330 military personnel to assist French military intervention in Mali has been met with a noticeab...

Felicity A Morse

Child Soldiers, Torture, A Humanitarian Crisis And An 'Invisible War' | Felicity A Morse | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

As Britain prepares to send hundreds of troops to West Africa to support French forces fighting Islamists in Mali, charities and human rights groups h...

Hundreds Of British Troops Could Support France In Mali

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Britain is sending up to 330 military personnel to help train a West African intervention force in Mali, Downing Street has said. The move was anno...

Could the UK Be About To Join French In Mali?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

Security and defence chiefs will discuss increasing UK support for the French-led military operation in Mali after David Cameron vowed to show "iron r...

'It's Like Having Your Family With You': Troops Celebrate Christmas In Afghanistan

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

Troops serving in Afghanistan celebrated this Christmas with presents from home, a traditional roast turkey lunch and a charity fun run. Around 9,0...

Cameron Hints At Speedier Withdrawal From Afghanistan

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has hinted that Britain's withdrawal from Afghanistan could be speeded up amid suggestions the force size could be nearly halved by next...

'Call Him Bastion': Ex-Military Man Suggests Name For Baby Boy Born on Afghan Military Base

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

The baby boy born on the British Army base in Helmand Province should be called “Bastion”, a military expert has suggested. Former soldier Maj...

G4S Reveals Cost Of Olympic Security Debacle

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

G4S' failure to provide security for the Olympics games has lost the company in the region of £50 million. The security company is conducting an i...

Troops, Students And Teachers Fill Gaps In Games

PA | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK

Troops, students and teachers could all be asked to fill gaps left in empty Olympic stadiums, Lord Coe has said. Members of the military are being ...

'One Way Or Another Our Troops Will Be Home By 2014'

PA | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK

David Cameron today insisted Afghan forces will be able to prevent their country again becoming a haven for terrorists after international forces pull...

Two British Soldiers Killed In Southern Afghanistan

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK

Two British soldiers were killed by enemy mortar fire in Afghanistan today, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldiers, from the Royal Logistic Cor...

What It's Like to Spend Christmas in Afghanistan

Alex Ford | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK
Alex Ford

Away, serving their country overseas. Whether that is in the Falkand Islands, one of the small detachments in the Gulf, on board a ship somewhere or in the very worst place... Afghanistan.

The Sun: Ministry Of Defence School Fees Three Times War Compensation

The Sun | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK Politics

THE Ministry of Defence spends three times as much money helping top officers' children attend elite private schools as it does compensating soldiers ...