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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

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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.

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 oper...

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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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.

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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 silenc...

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 Wale...

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 wit...

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.

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HMS Royal Oak wreck receives additional me...

£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 govern...

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 aucti...

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).

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Tommy, the puppy sponsored by Forces Reunited to become a fully trai...

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.

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BBC DIYSOS Homes For Veterans returns this autumn

BBC DIYSOS returning to Manchester this autumn 2016 to renovate the final home & we’re looking for a military veteran family in need-to move in!

BBC ONE’S DIY SOS: Homes for Veterans is returning to Manchester this autumn 2016 to renovate the final home & we’re looking for a military veteran family in need-to move in!

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100's of discounts available for Veterans

If you haven’t already looked into this, the only official Ministry of Defence Discount Service, you’re missing out on a whole range of discounts that are available to all members of the Defence Community.

Do you have a British Veterans Defence Discount Service card?

If you haven’t already looked into this, the only official Ministry of Defence Discount Service, you’re missing out on a whole ...

Flying for Freedom sponsorship

Clever Digit Media handed over a cheque for £2,000 to John Laity and Lt Col (Retd) James Harris, the Co-Founders of charity Flying for Freedom, outside their microlight hanger at RAF Kemble.

On Friday, 10th June 2016, Clever Digit Media representative Neil White handed over a cheque for £2,000 to John Laity and Lt Col (Retd) James Harris, the Co-Founders of charity Flying for Freedom, ...

Show your support for Armed Forces Day

Honour the UK's Service personnel, past, present and future with Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day, formerly known as Veterans Day, will be a chance for the nation to show its support for the men and women, both past and present, who have served with the British Armed Forces.

In formation with Flying For Freedom

The scoop on another one of our charity partners and a competition to win a fabulous prize provided by them.

Every year there are some fantastic stories coming from various charities helping British soldiers, sailors, airmen and women raise money, conquer great physical feats, support their wounded comrad...

Forces War Records at Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2016

Details of our sister site at Who Do You Think You Are Live? 2016

The world’s largest family history show Who Do You Think You Are? Live will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the NEC in Birmingham this April (7-9) with the help of celebrities and a full-size rep...

10 amazing comebacks

The greatest comebacks in history

We all love a good comeback don't we, the instant gratification of a quick-witted response to some insulting, dumb or otherwise crazy question or statement. Here are the 10 best I've been able to f...