British army

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Two-thirds of women in UK military report bullying and sexual abuse
Landmark parliamentary report features evidence of gang rape, sex for career advancement and trophies to ‘bag the woman’

Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

24, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘A terrifying precedent’: author describes struggle to publish British army history
Simon Akam says Penguin Random House cancelled his book about the British army, The Changing of the Guard, and demanded back his advance after he refused to let the MoD vet it

Sian Cain

23, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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A shameful betrayal of victims of the Troubles | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the government’s plan to impose a statute of limitations on prosecutions for crimes committed in the Northern Ireland conflict

Letters

20, Jul, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Only by forgiving – and forgetting – can Ireland move on from its past | Simon Jenkins
Boris Johnson’s lie that there was no need for a border in the Irish Sea may also be a chance, at last, for reconciliation, argues Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

17, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Paratrooper whose parachute failed to open survives after crashing into house
British soldier falls through roof of California house, crashing into the kitchen in a burst of insulation and roofing material

Edward Helmore

12, Jul, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Fijian-born soldiers given right to live in UK despite legal battle loss
‘Moral victory’ claimed by veterans’ lawyers as Ministry of Defence grants indefinite leave to remain

Amelia Gentleman

11, Jul, 2021 @11:12 AM

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Troubles trials: why did they collapse, and what happens next?
Decision to halt prosecution for murder of two British veterans is likely to affect other cases

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

02, Jul, 2021 @4:10 PM

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UK to bring home last remaining troops in Afghanistan this weekend
Sources say end to official role in two-decades long conflict imminent despite resurgent Taliban

Dan Sabbagh and Emma Graham-Harrison in Herat

02, Jul, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Recruitment of under-18s to British military should end, ministers told
Human rights groups call for bar on junior entry, which accounts for quarter of intake to army

Ben Quinn

23, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Why is the British army not held accountable for its actions? | Neil Mitchell
The government’s apology for the Ballymurphy massacres is 50 years too late - this culture of military cover-up needs to change, says international relations professor Neil Mitchell

Neil Mitchell

19, May, 2021 @2:37 PM

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British troops were twice as likely to be killed in Afghanistan as US forces
Exclusive: Costs of War study looked losses suffered by Nato allies over 2001-17, finding UK lost 455 lives

Julian Borger in Washington

12, May, 2021 @4:00 AM

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The Ballymurphy shootings: 36 hours in Belfast that left 10 dead
Even by the violent standards of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, the events of August 1971 were particularly shocking

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

11, May, 2021 @1:32 PM

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