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Flt Lt Cunningham was killed at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire after he was accidentally ejected while his aircraft was on the ground

Prince Harry prepares for a training mission in an Apache helicopter

Prince Harry poised for return to action on Afghanistan frontline

Training for combat missions set to reignite debate over safety of his fellow troops

Florence Green pictured on her 109th birthday

Last First World War veteran dies

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'Last' war service member dies

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The Welsh Guards Memorial in Fitzroy. Many Welsh Guards were killed after their ship, RFA Sir Galahad, was bombed during the Falklands War

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Prince William arrives in Falklands

The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in the Falklands amid simmering tensions between Britain and Argentina over the disputed islands.

The Greatcoat, By Helen Dunmore

Dunmore's historical novels have been compared to Tolstoy. This wartime ghost story is not in that league, but it does what it says on the dust jacket

Elite forces rehearse Olympics security operation

Elite police and military teams joined forces today to give a first glimpse of Britain's biggest peacetime security operation.

Gurkhas hit out at 'unfair' cuts

Gurkhas today claimed they were being unfairly targeted for cuts after the Ministry of Defence announced around one in 10 posts in the brigade will be axed.

Sweeping troop cuts for army

Sweeping troop cut numbers due to be revealed tomorrow point to a fundamental reshaping of Britain's army.

Jack London: Member of a noted boxing dynasty

As the eldest son of a legendary British and Commonwealth boxing champion, it was perhaps inevitable that Jack London would follow his father into the fight game. While he was undoubtedly a gifted exponent of the noble art, he is as well known for his contribution to the explosive events in Porthcawl more than 50 years ago that not only made world headlines but remain entrenched in sporting folklore.

Dark souvenir: photograph taken by a German soldier, presumably to send back home

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More horror arrives in the mail.

Storm disrupts David Cameron's Afghanistan plans

David Cameron flew into Afghanistan today to pay a pre-Christmas visit to troops - but his plans were left in tatters by bad weather.

Hundreds mourn Red Arrows pilot

Hundreds of mourners today paid their respects to an "enormously popular" Red Arrows pilot who died after being ejected from his jet at the team's base.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: We should be proud of how far we've come

The crafty king of FIFA acts like the hapless Louis XVI. Poor Sepp Blatter. So old, so paternalistic, so disconnected from the values of the egalitarian modern world. So European. So unlike the Brits, who this week have every reason to feel mighty proud. Here Blatter was excoriated for his obscene dismissal of racism on the pitch as something resolvable with a handshake. In other EU countries not an eyebrow was raised. They do not care. Britain has its own ignoble history of imperial exploitation but it has always produced extraordinary resisters and, after the US, has been at the forefront of legal sanctions against discrimination. Good black and white people together have struggled against racial iniquity for centuries.

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