A huge virtual reality training facility in Sennelager, Germany, which uses the latest 3D gaming technology, is helping British forces, from individuals to entire battle groups, prepare for operations in southern Afghanistan. Report by Sharon Kean.
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Gaming technology helping UK forces prepare for Afghanistan
Two Royal Marines from 45 Commando, who were badly injured in Afghanistan, are back on duty in Helmand, thanks to the excellent medical treatment they received both in theatre and back in the UK.
Royal Marines return from injury to the front line
The Ministry of Defence can confirm that a British serviceman is missing in Afghanistan. An extensive operation to locate him is under way.
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British serviceman missing in Afghanistan
On Friday, 1 July 2011, the last of RAF Lyneham’s Hercules fleet said a final farewell to the base as they flew in a low-level formation across the skies to their new home at RAF Brize Norton.
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RAF Hercules fleet moves to Brize Norton
A Royal Navy rating recently found herself, rifle in hand, defending a small checkpoint in Helmand province, as a Royal Marines patrol under attack from insurgents was returning to safety.
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Sailor defends base in Helmand from attack