British army

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Boris Johnson picks navy chief as head of British armed forces
Adm Sir Tony Radakin is first chosen from navy in 20 years and reflects switch of focus to Indo-Pacific region

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

07, Oct, 2021 @10:10 AM

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‘I pleaded for help. No one wrote back’: the pain of watching my country fall to the Taliban
The long read: As the fighters advanced on Kabul, it was civilians who mobilised to help with the evacuation. In the absence of a plan, the hardest decisions fell on inexperienced volunteers, and the stress began to tell

Zarlasht Halaimzai

30, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Petrol shortage: customers still panic-buying, says fuel retail boss
Brian Madderson says filling stations are emptied within hours of a delivery as calls grow for the army to step in

Jessica Elgot

28, Sep, 2021 @9:05 AM

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Veterans at UK’s largest barracks at risk of losing mental health support
Charity that has helped 340 homeless veterans at Catterick garrison says it will soon run out of money for service

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @11:48 AM

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Troops drafted in to help out Scottish ambulance service
Government calls for military assistance as service faces ‘unprecedented’ pressure

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

17, Sep, 2021 @1:32 PM

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There will be a UK Afghanistan inquiry – just don’t expect any accountability | Frank Ledwidge
Those responsible for 20 years of strategic disaster won’t actually be held responsible, says former military officer Frank Ledwidge

Frank Ledwidge

06, Sep, 2021 @2:30 PM

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British veterans of Afghanistan war will feel vulnerable, says minister
James Heappey, armed forces minister, says it is important to let veterans know their service was not in vain

Jamie Grierson

06, Sep, 2021 @9:39 AM

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British troops ‘metres away’ from Kabul bomb blast given therapy
Officers say soldiers encouraged to ‘share feelings and open up’ after trauma of Afghan evacuation

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

03, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Afghan Chevening scholar relieved after evacuation to UK
Afsana Hamidy said being part of university programme could mean she is targeted by the Taliban

Jessica Murray and Amelia Gentleman

26, Aug, 2021 @5:02 PM

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John Harding obituary
Other lives: Lecturer in Arabic who was also a talented amateur footballer for Corinthian-Casuals

David Harrison

23, Aug, 2021 @6:43 PM

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The Observer view on the unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan | Observer editorial
Boris Johnson owns this fiasco and he should be held accountable. Parliament must insist upon it

Observer editorial

22, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘It’s shameful’: largest British army garrison in despair over Afghanistan
At Catterick Garrison, soldiers and veterans express dismay over response to Taliban takeover

Robyn Vinter

19, Aug, 2021 @5:35 PM

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