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“On this day 1940… the meeting that changed the world”

The meeting that changed the world - Hitler and Mussolini

It’s 18th March 1940, 10:00 hours, Hitler meets Mussolini in his railway carriage as it travels through the snow covered Brenner Pass, high in the Alps and close to the border between Austria and Ital...

2017 Soldiering On Awards

Two charities that you've helped us to support have been chosen as finalists for a national award

Two of the charities you have helped us to support have been chosen as finalists in the 2017 Soldiering On Awards. Veterans With Dogs and Bravehoundwere both nominated for the 'Pets At Home Animal Partner....

Can YOU assist BBC Radio 4 documentaries on the Cold War

BBC Radio 4 would like to find people who were at RAF Mildenhall in the early 1980s - ideally they would have been around when the ‘Able Archer’ exercise happened in 1983. READ MORE HERE

Can YOU assist BBC Radio 4 documentaries on the Cold War for new series?

Each edition focuses on a particular moment in the cold war, as recounted by three people who were there.

This episode will focus...

Tributes pour in for Army Gunner Jack Mitchell who died in nightclub.

Gunner Jack Mitchell died as a result of his injuries and officers arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Tributes continue to pour in for Soldier Jack Mitchell - a gunner in the 32 Regiment Royal Artillery based at Larkhill army base in Wiltshire who died after an alleged nightclub assault on Sunday morn...

Forces Reunited donates £6,000 to Veterans’ Foundation

On 29th January 2017 Forces Reunited, the largest British Armed Forces Community for veterans, formally donated the sum of £6,000 to the charitable organisation Veterans’ Foundation. The funds will be divided into three separate donations to the following charities: READ MORE HERE

On 29th January 2017 Forces Reunited formally donated the sum of £6,000 to the charitable organisation Veterans’ Foundation. The funds will be divided into three separate donations to the following ch...

Navy pals reunite after more than 25 years

Navy pals reunite on Forces Reunited 25 years after serving together during the Falklands conflict, have been raising money for charity through running and cycling events.

Navy pals reunite on Forces Reunited 25 years after serving together during the Falklands conflict, have been raising money for charity through running and cycling events. Falklands veterans Chris War...

“Does military training do more psychological damage than war itself??.”

Current military training of recruits may be doing more psychological damage than war itself, particularly to the British Army’s child recruits.

It has been reported on RT.comby a Veteran’s Group that the current military training of recruits may be doing more psychological damage than war itself, particularly to the British Army’s child recrui...

MoD to pay more compensation to troops for injury or death in combat

The Ministry of Defence will announce plans for higher compensation payouts to killed or wounded troops.

[Soldiers practice their medical emergency skills at Camp Bastion - Defence Imagery]

Members of the armed forces or their families are to receive more generous compensation if they are injured or kille...

MPs call for new law to prosecute fake military heroes

The parliament defence committee has second reading for the Awards For Valour (Protection) Bill today

A second reading of the Awards For Valour (Protection) Bill takes place in Parliament today to determine if a new law to prosecute fake military heroes should be passed.

The parliament defence committe...

Peugeot dealer helps disabled veteran with automatic car

An update on the progress of the self build project run by the Community Self Build Agency (CSBA)

Disabled veteran Mike Morris, who is part of the self-build project run by the Community Self Build Agency (CSBA) in Weston-super-Mare has received help from his local Peugeot dealer. A recent operati...

Veterans’ department gets the thumbs down from government

The fight for a department specifically responsible for the care and welfare of veteran service personnel after they leave the Armed Forces, has been turned down. READ MORE HERE

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The fight for a department specifically responsible for the care and welfare of veteran service personnel after they leave the Armed Forces, has been turned down.

Fa...

MoD estates are deteriorating fast says NAO

The National Audit Office (NAO) has claimed that much of MoD’s property is run-down and in need of repair.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has claimed that much of MoD’s property is run-down and in need of repair. The report states that the “poor and deteriorating” state of barracks, depots and bases could...

Remembrance 2016: Where can you go to honour and remember those who gave their lives in the two world wars and all who have died in combat since?

short list revealing where you can go to pay your respects to our nation’s war dead at major events of Remembrance

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent ending the Great War of 1914-18. In many parts of the world, people observe a two-minute silence a...

56 Ministry of Defence sites are set to close across the UK.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced in the House of Commons that fifty-six Ministry of Defence sites are set to close

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced in the House of Commons that 56 Ministry of Defence sites are set to close across Britain, along with eight sites in Scotland and three apiece in Wales a...

Fifa still bans wearing poppies on shirts during Remembrance week

Fifa continues to ban the use of political, religious or commercial messages on their kit - including poppies.

Fifa has long stood firm with not allowing the use of political, religious or commercial messages on their official kit, and it seems this year may be no different, with FA bosses in discussion with F...

HMS Royal Oak wreck receives additional memorials this year

In October 1939 HMS Royal Oak, which was originally built for action in WW1, came under attack from German U-boats at Scapa Flow. By the end of the attack, 833 out of a crew of 1,234 perished in the icy sea.

HMS Royal Oak wreck receives additional memorials this year

In October 1939 HMS Royal Oak, which was originally built for action in WW1, came under attack from German U-boats at Scapa Flow. By the end ...

£600,000 boost for veterans projects.

Organisations in Scotland supporting veterans will be able to apply for a share of £600,000 funding, delivered over the next three years.

It has been announced that Armed Forces veterans in Scotland are to receive £600,000 in funding, delivered over the next three years.

Veterans Secretary Keith Brown said the Scottish government had ple...

BFBS Big Salute Charity Auction in 2016

All proceeds from the BFBS Big Salute fundraising auction and campaign go towards supporting armed forces charities to fund essential projects.

The 2016 BFBS Big Salute on-air and online auction will be broadcast worldwide across Forces Radio, BFBS on Friday 7th October, when all auction items will be sold.

With more than 100 auction items up ...

Tommy, the puppy sponsored by Forces Reunited to become a fully trained assistance dog, has been paired with a female veteran.

Later this month, Tommy, our 8 month old yellow Labrador will be paired with the female veteran that he has been trained to help with the day-to-day effects of Post Traumatic Distress Disorder (PTSD).

Tommy, the puppy sponsored by Forces Reunited to become a fully trained assistance dog, has been paired with a female veteran.

Later this month, Tommy, our 8 month old yellow Labrador will be paired wi...

Self-build homes for ex-servicemen nears completion

A self-build project in Worle, Weston-super-Mare, set up by the charity ‘Community Self Build Agency, due to be completed summer 2017, has spaces for veterans. Ex-serviceman Michael Morris tells how he got involved in building his own home.

A self-build project in Worle, Weston-super-Mare, set up by the charity Community Self Build Agency, due to be completed summer 2017, has spaces for veterans. Ex-serviceman Michael Morris tells how he...