Previously secret documents indicate Margaret Thatcher knew about possible SAS involvement in 1984 Indian army raid
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Thursday 30 September 2010
An al-Qa'ida plot to launch co-ordinated "Mumbai-style" terror attacks in Britain, France and Germany involving shooting sprees on civilian targets by small groups of roaming gunmen has been uncovered in Pakistan.
Captain Micky Burn: Soldier who led the commandos in the 'Operation Chariot' raid on Saint Nazaire in 1942
Tuesday 07 September 2010
Michael "Micky" Burn led a troop of army commandos as part of what has been described as the greatest raid of all time – the daring, successful but costly Operation Chariot against the vital Nazi dry dock and submarine base at Saint Nazaire, Brittany in 1942. Half the 28 men on his motor launch were among the 169 British commandos or sailors killed while 215 men, including Burn, were captured and spent the rest of the war as POWs. They had, however, succeeded in crippling the Saint Nazaire dock and Burn received a Military Cross for gallantry for carrying out his mission despite being wounded.
Saturday 04 September 2010
Monday 23 August 2010
Bill Millin was the "Mad Piper" who played allied commandos ashore under heavy German fire at Sword Beach in Normandy on D-Day, on the extreme eastern flank of Operation Overlord.
Thursday 12 August 2010
Israeli troops were not ready for the violent resistance they met when they boarded a Gaza-bound aid ship and killed nine pro-Palestinian activists, the country's top military officer said yesterday. Speaking to an inquiry, the Israeli Defence Forces Chief of Staff, General Gabi Ashkenazi, gave the most detailed explanation yet of what went wrong with the raid on 31 May.
Monday 02 August 2010
Two British servicemen were killed in southern Afghanistan in separate incidents, the Ministry of Defence said today. Next of kin were informed.
Friday 30 July 2010
There was a reliable short cut to the winners of all three juvenile Group races at the Newmarket July Festival – each was trained by Richard Hannon – and the same ruse has been paying off this week for those who backed Zebedee and King Torus. The latter, of course, had been among those to win for Hannon at Newmarket and another, Libranno, brings an unbeaten record to the Tanqueray Richmond Stakes today.
Wednesday 21 July 2010
A Bosnian court has jailed a man for 10 years for taking part in the massacre of 8,000 people at Srebrenica in 1995.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
The killing of nine Turks in a raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last month followed intelligence and planning "mistakes", according to an Israel Defence Force (IDF)-commissioned report.
Monday 12 July 2010
Few of us can claim that, single-handedly, we have brought about a major success story in urban regeneration.
Sunday 11 July 2010
Wednesday 23 June 2010
A Royal Marine from 40 Commando died today during a fire-fight with insurgent Afghan forces - the fourth to be killed in four days, the Ministry of Defence said.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
The family of the 300th member of British forces to die in the Afghan war paid tribute today to a serviceman who "chose to live his days as a lion".
Tuesday 22 June 2010
A serviceman from 40 Commando Royal Marines was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.
Monday 07 June 2010
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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