When Australian scientists went to have a look at Sandy Island in the South Pacific recently, they discovered that, despite having featured on maps and on Google Earth for years, it doesn’t actually exist. The experts working at the Defence Geographic Centre ( DGC ) may well have smiled wryly on hearing this.
Keeping the UK military on the map
As the Army prepares to draw down its forces in Afghanistan, soldiers from the Parachute Regiment are on a joint military exercise in Spain training for the threat of future conflicts around the world.
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Paras drop into Spain to train for future operations
The Ministry of Defence has held its first ‘Marketplace’ event today to give small British businesses the chance to pitch their innovative ideas to some of the world’s biggest defence companies.
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MOD helps small firms showcase defence innovation
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday have been marked this year by HM Forces in Afghanistan, on board Royal Navy ships, in Army barracks and at RAF stations across the UK and around the world.
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Soldiers from across the world have descended on the Welsh Black Mountains to face up to a gruelling two-day patrolling exercise.
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IN PICTURES: International soldiers take on NATO’s toughest patrolling test