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Service personnel at the Olympic Park Public shows overwhelming gratitude for Armed Forces' contribution to Olympics

Members of the public have written in their thousands to post messages of thanks for the Armed Forces' contribution to the London 2012 Olympic Games. 15 Aug 12

Royal Navy sailors on board HMS Diamond observe operations taking place on the USS Enterprise HMS Diamond joins forces with USS Enterprise

HMS Diamond has joined the USS Enterprise to exercise with US Carrier Strike Group 12 in the Middle... 15 Aug 12

Professor Sir Keith Porter Professor Porter on advances in Defence medicine

Professor Sir Keith Porter, Honorary Professor of Clinical Traumatology at the University of... 15 Aug 12

P2000 patrol vessels in St Petersburg Seafaring students sail to the Baltic with the Royal Navy

Students from four British universities have travelled by sea to more than 30 European and Baltic... 15 Aug 12

The Memorial to the Santa Marija Convoy British heroes honoured for their part in Malta convoy

Sailors whose courage kept supply routes open to the strategically vital island of Malta during the... 14 Aug 12

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UK troops destroy Taliban bomb kit
UK troops destroy Taliban bomb kit
British soldiers from the Light Dragoons have discovered and destroyed a huge insurgent cache of bomb-making equipment in Helmand province.
CDS praises military's Olympic role
CDS praises military's Olympics role
Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir David Richards has thanked Service personnel for supporting efforts to deliver a safe and secure Olympic Games.

Service News

Royal Navy:

HMS Westminster HMS Westminster returns from successful Middle East mission

Portsmouth-based warship HMS Westminster returned home today from a deployment to the Middle East... 13 Aug 12

British Army:

A Warthog armoured vehicle Cavalrymen swap tanks for Warthogs in Helmand

A squadron of cavalrymen have swapped their Challenger 2 tanks for Warthog armoured vehicles as they... 13 Aug 12

Royal Air Force:

Lee Valley White Water Centre RAF helps Olympic venue win award

RAF personnel played an important role in the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire being... 9 Aug 12

Defence Focus issue 262 - July 2012

Operations in Afghanistan

Cavalrymen swap tanks for Warthogs in Helmand

A squadron of cavalrymen have swapped their Challenger 2 tanks for Warthog...13 Aug 12

Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman killed in Afghanistan

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that...11 Aug 12

Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith killed in Afghanistan

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Lance...11 Aug 12

MOD investigates reports of Service personnel body part retention

The Ministry of Defence is investigating reports that forensic material...9 Aug 12

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Defence support to London 2012

Public shows overwhelming gratitude for Armed Forces' contribution to Olympics

Members of the public have written in their thousands to post messages of thanks...15 Aug 12

Olympic gold for Larkhill postbox

Larkhill Post Office has become the UK's first to have its postbox painted gold...14 Aug 12

Armed Forces thanked for outstanding Olympics duties

The great and the good as well as stars of Team GB have thanked the British...13 Aug 12

Military welfare organisations to benefit from G4S donation

The Ministry of Defence has welcomed a donation from Olympics security provider...13 Aug 12

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