Army

Windrush West Indians fought for Britain in war

The arrival of the MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury, Essex, 64 years ago, has long been identified as a symbol of the birth of multiculturalism. It is less well known that the majority of the 492 West Indians on board, each of whom paid the £28 10s fare to travel here in search of work,… [Continue Reading]

Triple amputee veteran completes grueling 10.5 mile endurance race

Covered in mud, five hours after starting, triple amputee Corporal Todd Love charges to the finish line after competing over ten miles of rugged terrain across 75 obstacles in an event called The Beast. Having lost both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan in 2010, this weekend Love took to Leesburg, Virginia, in an… [Continue Reading]

A Hero Steps Forward

It took the courage and determination of a gravely wounded soldier to remind us what the Olympic Torch relay should really be about. Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson battled for 27 painful and exhausting minutes yesterday to carry the torch 300 metres. After accusations that the relay was becoming a circus for minor celebrities and corporate… [Continue Reading]

Soldier Takes Bullet to Save Afghan Child’s Life

Lance Corporal Craig Murfitt, a rifleman and medic serving in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, demonstrated nerves of steel and the coolest of clear heads in a startling sequence of events, after being called to assist other soldiers during a recent patrol The 25-year-old, serving with the Tidworth-based 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, was amongst a crew of… [Continue Reading]

One-man army: Brave Gurkha soldier gets UK’s 2nd highest medal

A Gurkha who single-handedly fought off an attack by at least a dozen Taliban insurgents has been awarded Britain’s second highest medal for bravery. Acting Sergeant Dip Prasad Pun used up all of his ammunition and resorted to using his machine gun tripod to repel the attack in Afghanistan in September, according to BBC. The… [Continue Reading]

Military Cross for Gwynedd soldier James Palmer

A Gwynedd soldier who risked his life to save an Afghan convoy under attack is to receive the Military Cross. Warrant Officer Class 2 James Palmer, 39, of the Royal Logistic Corps, ran through enemy fire to drag a wounded soldier from a ditch in Afghanistan. He was mentoring a company from the Afghan National… [Continue Reading]

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