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MoD could face legal action over Brecon Beacons heatwave deaths

An inquest has opened into the deaths of Lance Corporal Craig Roberts and newly-identified Edward Maher

MoD awards £45m battlefield radios contract

A new multimillion-pound contract for the maintenance of British troops' battlefield radios will secure hundreds of defence jobs across the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced.

BAE director could quit over possible conflict of interest

The defence giant BAE Systems could lose one of its most prominent board directors, it has emerged.

The Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, at HM Naval Base Clyde

Ministry of Defence shake-up in chaos over conflicts of interest

Firms bidding to award MoD contracts already work for the department they would take over

Brecon Beacons hiker saw TA soldier in distress and pleading for water during SAS training exercise

Hiker spoke with two soldiers who had broken away during exercise and were looking for water

The two servicemen are thought to have died in a challenging training regime near the Storey Arms Centre in Brecon Beacons, amid some of the hottest weather of 2013 with temperatures as high as 29.5C

The Ministry of Defence is running out of excuses for soldier deaths during training exercises

Soldiers should not die on exercise. There are detailed guidelines which stress the fact that nearly all heat and cold injuries can be prevented

Servicemen who died in searing heat during Brecon Beacons training were serving with Territorial Army

A third man remains in a serious condition in hospital after the incident on Saturday

The French aerial display team Patrouille de France (French Aerobatic Patrol) flies in front of the Eiffel tower as part of the traditional Bastille day military parade,

Mali fighters take pride of place in annual Bastille parade

Detachments of the French and Malian troops who defeated Islamist rebels in Mali earlier this year took pride of place in France’s traditional Bastille Day military parade along the Champs Elysées  today.

MoD confirms more British soldiers commit suicide than are killed in battle

Panorama discover that at least 50 serving and veteran soldiers took their own lives in 2012.

The two servicemen are thought to have died in a challenging training regime near the Storey Arms Centre in Brecon Beacons, amid some of the hottest weather of 2013 with temperatures as high as 29.5C

Brecon Beacons deaths: One of the TA servicemen who died 'from heat exhaustion' on hottest day of year during training exercise has been named by MoD

Lance Corporal Craig Roberts’s death is confirmed as a third serviceman remains in hospital

A mass of files at the venue of the Al-Sweady Inquiry

Iraq: costs soar to £18m for Al-Sweady inquiry into conduct of British soldiers

Investigation adjourns for summer and is not expected to report back until late next year

The Old Admiralty Building, pictured here at Trooping the Colour last month, is part of the complex near Whitehall

Old Admiralty Building could go under the hammer in drive to sell off government offices

Battle of the Atlantic nerve centre may become a casualty of spending cuts

Wendy Williams has served in the RAF for 29 years

RAF's top nurse Wendy Williams wins sexism ruling against Ministry of Defence

Group Captain brought case after being passed over for promotion in 2011 in favour of male doctor

Bus carrying Romanian tourists fell from notorious bridge in Montenegro

Aircraft sent to help survivors of Montenegro bus crash that has killed 18 and left more injured

Bus carrying Romanian tourists fell from notorious bridge

Rise in TA soldiers resisting call-up

The number of “weekend warriors” resisting their call-up for active service has soared to a new high, as the Government lays out plans to double the number of reservists to help cover for the thousands of soldiers being sacked from the regular forces.

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