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ISLE OF MAN GETS A NEW ARMY RESERVE CENTRE

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A new Army Reserve Centre has officially opened on the Isle of Man, making it the first military unit on the island for almost 50 years. The Army launched a recruitment initiative on the island in May, with the help of employers and the Manx government. More than 30 new recruits took part in their first parade during a flag-raising ceremony at the end of September. Recruiting more Reservists is...

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THE LAUNCH OF THE LEE RIGBY FOUNDATION

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The mum of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has spoken of her delight at plans to unveil a permanent memorial to her son on Armistice Day. Lyn Rigby and her family will attend a moving service on November 11 to dedicate a plaque close to the spot where drummer Lee was hacked to death by jihadists near his barracks in Woolwich, South East London. The poignant tribute at St George's Garrison Chapel is ...

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IF YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THE RUGBY WORLD CUP, TRY THE IDRC

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Whether you’re an England fan still reeling from the hosts’ early exit from the Rugby World Cup or just can’t get enough of the game at the moment, the International Defence Rugby Competition (IDRC) offers an alternative that should be of interest to both current and ex-Forces personnel, as well as the average armchair sports fan. The IDRC brings together teams from armed forces around the worl...

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WOUNDED VETERANS SET NEW RECORD IN THE ARCH TO ARC CHALLENGE

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A group of 24 wounded ex-Forces personnel formed the first teams of disabled competitors to complete the gruelling Arch to Arc challenge. The London to France triathlon is so called because it starts at London’s Marble Arch and finishes at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The event started with an 87-mile run from Marble Arch to Dover. Competitors then had to swim the Channel before completing a 1...

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COMMANDO CHALLENGE CELEBRATES ITS 25TH YEAR

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The Commando Challenge, which originally started as a one-off charitable event, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on the weekend of the 10th and 11th October. The first event in 1990 drew 80 participants and around £3,000 was raised for charity. By 2013, there were more than 2,000 entrants and the event raised almost a quarter of a million pounds for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and ex-Force...

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