Warfare in News
Posted on Tuesday 19th February
Philip Hammond, Defence Secretary, says that giving troops the best possible care and support is a top priority. Around 160 members of the armed forces are expected to benefit from the move.
It is believed that the artificial 'bionic legs' will significantly improve quality of life and speed of rehabilitation for injured troops and veterans.
Philip Hammond also said,
'Last year we spent £22m improving the facilities at Headley Court and I am delighted to announce that we will now spend £6.5m to ensure UK servicemen and veterans injured in Afghanistan or Iraq will have the opportunity to upgrade to the most technologically advanced prosthetics currently available.'
Sniper in Helmand(Hardback - 224 pages)
by James Cartwright
Few soldiers are deemed good enough to be selected and trained as snipers and even fewer qualify. As a result, snipers are regarded as the elite of their units and their skills command the ungrudging respect of their fellows - and the enemy. The Author is one such man who recently served a full tour of duty with 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
James describes the highs… Read more...
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