The Type 23 frigate has a new lease of life as one of the most advanced fighting ships in the fleet due to a £20 million docking and upgrade in her home port of Devonport Naval Base in partnership with Babcock Marine . HMS Somerset ’s commanding officer, Commander Mike Smith, said: I am incredibly proud to be taking HMS Somerset back to sea after what has been a highly productive upgrade
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HMS Somerset returns to sea after £20 million refit
A soldier who served in one of the most dangerous areas of Helmand province has been awarded a Mention in Despatches for immense courage in the face of repeated enemy fire and helping to save gravely-injured comrades.
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Army officer recognised for repeated gallantry under enemy fire
A young medic from West Yorkshire is working with the 12th Mechanized Brigade Reconnaissance Force, an elite unit that operates in some of the most dangerous areas of Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Medic on life with British reconnaissance troops in Afghanistan
Trooper Emmanuel Nartey, 29, who is representing Ghana in judo at the Olympics, recalls his most treasured sports medals. Interview by Lorraine Mcbride.
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British Army Olympic judoka on his finest sporting moments
Territorial Army (TA) soldiers from the Royal Wessex Yeomanry have recently honed their skills on one of the most sophisticated military vehicles in the world – the Challenger 2 tank.
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TA soldiers undertake tank training