British Troops In West Africa: Training Local Forces To Fight Terror

Growing concern about the rise of violent terrorist groups in west Africa has prompted British forces to step up its training and mentoring of regional partners. It comes as UK troops prepare for a 250-strong deployment to Mali in the summer. Forces News has been Read More …

UK To Extend Training Mission In Ukraine

More than 17,500 members of the Ukranian armed forces have been trained by British personnel since 2015. The UK’s training mission to Ukraine will be extended by three years, the Defence Secretary has announced. Operation Orbital was established in 2015 following Read More …

British troops ‘need detailed brain scans to detect unseen injuries that can lead to PTSD and dementia’, says Commons Defence Select Committee head

British combat troops should be given enhanced scans to detect unseen brain injuries which doctors say can cause dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder, an influential MP has demanded. Soldiers often suffer minor brain haemorrhages as a result of explosions on Read More …