News Round-Up – August 6th 2016

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Here are some of the latest British military news stories making the headlines.


British Army News

British Army soldier at Aldershot base in kidnapping scare – weeks after RAF Marham ‘kidnap plot’ was foiled
(Mirror)

Ministry of Defence to review Iraq abuse cases in attempt to clear names of soldiers tarnished by Phil Shiner’s legal claims
(Telegraph)

Birth of the modern British Army: Rare photographic find records soldiers heading off to bash the Boers in Empire’s first major conflict of the 20th Century
(Daily Mail)

Senior British army officer accused of sexual assault in Canada
(Independent)


Royal Air Force News

RAF bombs Isil training base in Saddam Hussein’s former palace
(Telegraph)

Chief of Royal Air Force visits Estonia
(Baltic News)

Battle of Britain pilot who helped dig the tunnel out of the Stalag POW camp made famous in The Great Escape film has died
(Daily Mail)


Royal Navy & Marines News

British warships should be sent to Gibraltar ‘to protect it from Spain’ during Brexit negotiations
(The Sun)

British Laser Gun Development Held Up By Industry Protest
(Defense News)

One Of Last WWI Royal Navy Ships Set For Scrapyard
(Forces TV)

UK Royal Navy to receive new upgraded Merlin MK2 helicopter
(Naval Technology)


Disclaimer: all news stories are the property of their respective publishers. Any opinions expressed in the articles are of the person making them.

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8 responses to “News Round-Up – August 6th 2016

  1. And then my phone dies! As I was saying, I’m amazed! All I can think is that something isn’t right. Both sides are well aware of each other’s capabilities, both sides also know that Russia has no problem with invading sovereign states when they feel threatened (the Ukraine/Crimea). Russia most likely wants a deal, the question is, what’s the angle? Thanks for the heads-up Tony.

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