Christmas Day is another day in the ‘office’ for Military Working Dog Handlers

Christmas day means relaxation and celebrations for many, but not all. 25 December will be a normal working day for soldiers at 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, North Luffenham. Starting at 6.30am, long before most people are thinking about opening Read More …

UK: Troops and police train together to hunt down terrorists

80 Soldiers from the 5th Battalion The RIFLES joined forces with four police organisations: Thames Valley Police, Hampshire Constabulary, Ministry of Defence Police and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary to hunt down three fugitive terrorists in the village of Longmoor; in Read More …

British army to get extra £8bn of kit as part of radical shake-up

The defence secretary, Ben Wallace, has announced a radical reorganisation of the British army, with an additional £8.6bn to be spent on equipment and a new ranger regiment created to help counter extremist organisations and hostile state threats. The Future Read More …

British military train Somali Army in Baidoa

The 3 training programmes offered by the UK government in Baidoa are aimed at delivering effective operations and promoting long-term stability. The British military in Somalia, deployed on operation TANGHAM, has been running several new training programmes for the Somali Read More …

The Desert Rats Ready Their Skills for Peacekeeping Mission

The second UK taskforce to deploy to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operation in Mali is undertaking its final mission rehearsal exercise before deploying. The Desert Rats follow in the footsteps of The Light Dragoons-led taskforce who received a welcome reaction Read More …

UK: Military Canines and Handlers To Get Hi-tech Training Facility

The facility at the Defence Animal Training Regiment (DATR) will be 96% self-sustaining and is scheduled for completion by October. The Canine Training Squadron benefitting from the new build is the largest Squadron within DATR. Home to around 200 working Read More …