Woolwich attack: extremists will not divide our armed forces | Afzal Amin

As a British Muslim and former army officer, I know this barbaric attack will only increase the unity of all military personnel The British armed forces is one of the last truly great institutions of our country. That a young soldier , unarmed, alone and walking in his own country, could be attacked and killed is profoundly shocking.

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Woolwich attack: extremists will not divide our armed forces | Afzal Amin

British man jailed for killing soldier David Lee Collins in Cyprus

Mohammed Abdulkadir Osman jailed for eight years for stabbing British soldier to death during fight at Ayia Napa nightclub A Manchester man has been jailed for eight years for the manslaughter of a British soldier in Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence says. David Lee Collins, 19, was stabbed to death after a fight broke out in a nightclub in the popular resort of Ayia Napa last November

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British troops face longer tours in Afghanistan

Up to 3,500 troops’ time will be extended by nearly half to ensure smooth handover to Afghan forces next year, say commanders Up to 3,500 British troops will have their tours in Helmand province extended by nearly half as part of the UK’s plans to hand over security to Afghan forces and end all combat operations next year, ministers will announce on Tuesday.

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Royal official handling press charter won damages over reporter’s SAS claim

Queen’s private secretary Sir Christopher Geidt won high court libel action against John Pilger and Central TV in 1991 The senior royal official tasked with handling the creation of a royal charter to regulate the press is a former military intelligence officer who successfully sued an investigative journalist who had sought to question his activities in Cambodia in the 1980s.

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