It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Rifleman Sheldon Steel, from 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 RIFLES), who was killed in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on 27 November 2011.
The Russian Ambassador has thanked the crew of the RAF Search and Rescue Flight, which included Prince William, for their attempts to rescue the crew of a sinking Russian cargo vessel this weekend.
An initiative to plant 1,000 trees at the Defence Training Estate (DTE) range at Warcop in Cumbria is on target to create five hectares of new woodland as part of the Woodland Trust’s Woodland Carbon programme for business.
Afghanistan’s own forces will take lead responsibility for delivering security in a number of new areas across the country, it was announced yesterday, including the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province where British forces operate.
The Department for Transport has started the procurement process for a new UK-wide Search and Rescue helicopter service to be provided by civilian crews, it has been announced today.