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 …

Meet Bonny, the first British military search dog deployed to Mali

Lance Corporal Grant Stevens and his companion Bonny are part of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team newly deployed to Mali A three-hundred strong task group of British soldiers has arrived in Mali as part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSMA). Read More …

Northern Ireland: Army bomb disposal call-outs highest in three years

Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO) based in the region can be requested to assist police where it is believed there may be explosives. Officers from explosive ordnance disposal and search regiments were called out 229 times between August 1 2018 and Read More …