Prince Philip dies: The distinguished military career the Duke of Edinburgh gave up for the Queen

Prince Philip’s attachment to the Armed Forces predated even his 73-year marriage to his beloved wife the Queen. The Duke of Edinburgh – who has died at the age of 99 – was highly-decorated during his distinguished military career – which he gave up in 1953 when the Queen ascended the throne. He joined the Royal Navy in 1939 and, by … Read more

And he’s off! Horse is airlifted by Swiss military chopper as part of a ‘scientific experiment’

A horse was airlifted by the Swiss Air Force as part of an unusual science experiment on Friday.  The heavy cargo was hoisted from the ground by a military helicopter as part of a test to work out whether injured animals can be evacuated and transported to vets quickly.   The Swiss military also carried out a … Read more

And he’s off! Horse is airlifted by Swiss military chopper as part of an evacuation trial

A horse was airlifted by the Swiss Air Force as part of an unusual trial on Friday.  The heavy cargo was hoisted from the ground by a military helicopter as part of a test to work out whether injured animals can be evacuated and transported to vets quickly.   The Swiss military also carried out a second … Read more

Myanmar’s London embassy seized by loyalists of country’s new military regime

Myanmar military take control of country’s London embassy as ambassador says he has been ‘betrayed’ by colleagues and locked out for supporting Aung San Suu Kyi Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn had been an opponent of February’s armed coup  Diplomatic sources told Reuters his deputy Chit Win has now taken charge  Police officers were scrambled to … Read more

Myanmar military take control of country’s London embassy

Myanmar military take control of country’s London embassy as ambassador says he has been ‘betrayed’ by colleagues and locked out for supporting Aung San Suu Kyi Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn had been an opponent of February’s armed coup  Diplomatic sources told Reuters his deputy Chit Win has now taken charge  Police officers were scrambled to … Read more

Satellite images show Putin is amassing and testing a huge military arsenal in the Arctic

Satellite images appearing to show Russia beefing up its military presence in the Arctic have emerged just days after three of Moscow’s nuclear ballistic missile submarines smashed through the polar region in a show of strength.  The images show the Russian military has been rebuilding and expanding numerous facilities across the Arctic in recent years. … Read more

Russian military analyst warns European or world war possible in month as tensions rise in Ukraine

A European or even World War could be triggered in four in Ukraine after Russia dispatched 4,000 to the disputed border with its neighbour, warns an independent Russian military analyst.      It comes as social media footage footage shows suspected large scale Russian military movements in regions close to rebel-held eastern Ukraine and annexed Crimea. With … Read more

Women in Swiss military will no longer have to wear MEN’S underwear

Women in Swiss military will no longer have to wear MEN’S underwear in bid to attract more female recruits All service members in the Swiss army are provided with men’s underwear But from April, women will be issued women’s underwear in a new pilot project It comes as part of Switzerland’s efforts to attract more … Read more

Outrage as top military judge says some armed forces personnel accused of rape are ‘good people’

Judge Advocate General Alan Large (pictured) was urged to ‘consider his position’ after making the comments about rape  during a Select Committee hearing on the Armed Forces Bill The military’s top judge is facing calls to resign after blaming rapes within the Armed Forces on ‘thoroughly good people’ drinking too much.  Judge Advocate General Alan … Read more

UN official says Myanmar’s military junta is committing ‘mass murder’ after 114 people were killed

A United Nations official has accused Myanmar’s military of committing mass murder after security forces shot and killed more than 100 people on Saturday.      Tom Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar reiterated calls for the international community to do more to stop the bloodshed, saying ‘robust, coordinated action’ is required as ‘words … Read more