Britain’s tribute to Afghanistan heroes

Authored by Mary

The Royal British Legion is calling on veterans of the Afghanistan conflict to take part in a parade that will follow the Service of Commemoration being held to mark the end of combat operations at St Pauls Cathedral next Friday 13th March.

Following the conclusion of the Service, six detachments of Serving and ex-Service personnel will process from St Pauls to the Guildhall.


First British field promotion since 1953

Authored by News Desk

A soldier has been honoured with the British Army's first promotion in the field since 1953.

Rifleman Gigar Das, from 1st Battalion The Rifles (1 RIFLES), was honoured a promotion in the field for his service to Mali while serving as part of the EU Training Team.

The Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Peter Wall, accompanied the head of the French Army, General Bertrand...

Marine A launches appeal on conviction

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Marine A, Sgt. Alexander Blackman from Taunton has launched an appeal to overturn his conviction and sentence for the murder of an injured insurgent prisoner.

Blackman was convicted a military court martial in November for the murder of an injured insurgent while a member of the Devon based Royal Marines.

The 39-year-old Blackman received a sentence of 10 years for after...

Plymouth Royal Marine found guilty of murder of Afghan

Authored by News Desk

A Plymouth based Royal Marine has been found guilty by a military court of murdering an injured Afghan insurgent in 2011.

The marine, a sergeant who can be known only as Marine A, faces a mandatory life sentence for the shooting of the unknown man in what the prosecution described as "an execution", in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

The two other marines charged were cleared...

'Portrait Bench' unveiled by Ben McBean

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Former Royal Marine and double amputee Ben McBean unveiled the new ‘Portrait Bench’ in Plymouth’s North Cross today.

The bench, which has been installed as part of a makeover of the walking and cycling facilities in the area, features three life-size figures chosen by the local community to celebrate Plymouth’s history and culture – including Ben McBean himself.

Ben McBean’s...

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