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9:56am Thursday 24th July 2014
LOCAL units are busy at home and abroad. The Kings Royal Hussars from Tidworth are in Canada as the Lead Armoured Battlegroup and have just deployed on a 36 day exercise with 1,300 soldiers and 500 vehicles.
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AROUND 80 soldiers from the 57 (Bhurtpore) Battery of 32nd Regiment Royal Artillery (The Wessex Gunners) marked their final homecoming from Afghanistan by holding a medals parade in front of family and friends at their regimental home at Robert Barracks, Larkhill.
3:34pm Thursday 26th June 2014
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NOW that the pressure of an almost continuous cycle of operational tours has eased, units on the plain can begin to restart some of the traditional activities that have been on hold for over a decade.
3:26pm Thursday 26th June 2014
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JULY will be a very busy month on the plain, with four major armoured exercises – starting with the Land Warfare Centre Armoured Division Exercise on July 2 and 3, with Challenger tanks training on the Imber and Larkhill ranges.
12:36pm Thursday 19th June 2014
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3:35pm Wednesday 11th June 2014
A TEAM of scientists, managers and military advisers from the Porton-based Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are taking to the seas as part of the Three Peaks Yacht Race to raise money for SSAFA.
3:12pm Wednesday 11th June 2014
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9:43am Friday 9th May 2014
WILTSHIRE military historian Richard Broadhead has built a website that traces almost every soldier with Wiltshire connections who was killed in the First World War and allows relatives or anyone who is interested in that period to find where these soldiers are buried or where they are commemorated on a memorial.
9:35am Friday 9th May 2014
9:26am Friday 9th May 2014
THE MoD has announced a £36m contract to explore what capabilities a land version of an air defence system could offer the UK armed forces The future local area air defence system (FLAADS) is a ground-based missile system whose missiles can travel at 1,000 metres per second and is able to simultaneously defend UK territories against a number of threats, including jets or cruise missiles travelling at supersonic speeds.
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3:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
SECOND World War veterans who are planning to attend commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in June are being asked to contact the Royal British Legion to make sure they can gain entry to the sites they wish to visit.
2:58pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
THE Wylye Valley 1914 Project is planned to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War and the effect it had on villages in the Wylye Valley The activities will centre on Codford, which expanded from a sleepy village of some 300 inhabitants to a huge military encampment when, in late August 1914, thousands of Kitchener’s volunteers arrived eager to be trained.
1:38pm Wednesday 16th April 2014
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4:20pm Wednesday 26th March 2014
SOLDIERS from 158 Pro Coy, 3RMP in Bulford have raised £2,404 for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families’ Association (SSAFA), presenting the money to Dr Minnie Cowan, chairman of the local SSAFA committee.
4:18pm Wednesday 26th March 2014
AS Army 2020 begins, the following re-basing moves will take place in 2014: 1 R Welsh will arrive from Chester to join 2 R Welsh; 1 RTR will arrive from Honnington to join 2 RTR; 2 RRF will arrive from Cyprus to join 1 RRF; 215 Signal Squadron moves from Tidworth to Corsham; 1 R Anglian will move from Bulford to Woolwich and will be replaced by 1 Mercian from Catterick.
4:14pm Wednesday 26th March 2014
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3:44pm Wednesday 19th March 2014
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THE army stopped all live firing on Salisbury Plain and launched an investigation after a farmer in Patney, near Devizes found a 2m deep crater in a cornfield just 300m from the main Paddington to Penzance railway line.
12:46pm Wednesday 12th March 2014
OFFICERS and non-commissioned officers from seven regiments have been taking part in a Brigade Reconnaissance and Light Cavalry Tactics course, which teaches them the basics of being a reconnaissance vehicle or troop commander.
12:43pm Wednesday 12th March 2014
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