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UK ends combat operations in Helmand, paving the way for the final transfer of security to the ANSF.

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Costner’s message to British troops

Hollywood actor Kevin Costner has recorded a special heartfelt message to the British Armed Forces.

The American star met British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) reporter Natasha Reneaux during the filming of his latest movie, Criminal, at Blackbush Airport, in Hampshire. He took time out from filming to carefully pen his own personal message to British troops.

BFBS reporter Natasha said: “During the recording I could hear and see how sincere and heartfelt he was that it brought tears to my eyes. He meant every word and knew exactly what he wanted it to sound like. He also chose the music you can hear under his message. He was so grateful for being given the opportunity to address the British Forces…”

Pictured: Kevin Costner with BFBS reporter Natasha Reneaux.

First World War Centenary logoFirst World War Centenary

2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. Within government the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is leading plans to build a commemoration fitting of this significant milestone in world history.

The Imperial War Museum London has reopened to the public with new First World War galleries showcasing new exhibitions.

Find out how you can get involved in commemorations in your area. Visit the website: www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/first-world-war-centenary

Soldier Magazine online

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Army Photographer Sgt Tom Robinson RLC (right) and Capt Johanna Timmerann (center) interviewing Capt Ciaron Dyer (left) during a IED clearence patrol.

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