Jacque Morrow, a staff sergeant in the British Army based in Amesbury, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2020 and had a mastectomy just before lockdown. Here she tells how she coped with post-surgery chemotherapy during lockdown and how the army has supported her and her family over the last stressful 10 months.
The Army’s Headquarters South West (HQSW) based in Tidworth Wiltshire, has been presented with the prestigious Firmin Sword of Peace in recognition of its exceptional contribution in support to the city of Salisbury and its communities following the Novichok nerve agent attack in March 2018.
An Army officer serving with the Royal Corps of Signals in the South West of England has been made a Member of The Order of The British Empire (MBE) for her work during the COVID pandemic.
Army Reservist Major Eb (Ebrahim) Mukhtar was mobilised as part of the COVID Support Force to assist public services during the Coronavirus outbreak, to support the NHS with the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE). He is to be awarded an MBE.
A HISTORIC medals ceremony took place today (13 October), in which two members of the Light Dragoons, deployed on Operation Cabrit in Poland, were awarded the Polish Armed Forces Medal for their work with the Polish Territorial Defence Forces (TDF).
A package of 17 new Medium Girder Bridges (MGB) has been ordered for the Royal Engineers under a £46M contract with Stockport-based WFEL. Once delivered they will be deployed by the sappers for both military operations and humanitarian tasks.
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) has hosted its annual Pace Sticking Competition which took place on Tuesday 13th October. This year was very different from the norm; with COVID-19 causing travel restrictions for international teams and strict government guidelines to be adhered to on social distancing.
The honours were originally due to be published in June but were delayed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and today’s list features recipients who have played a significant role in helping to tackle the virus.
The soldier of 2030 will be someone able to harness a sophisticated suite of capabilities; who is able to compute the inputs which link the satellite to the soldier; matches boots on the ground to bots; one who's as adept at managing pixels as they are working alongside partners and proxies.
On 12th September each year, we pause to remember the heroic sacrifice of 21 Sikh soldiers of the Army of British India who, against insurmountable odds, defended a signal station on the North West Frontier of modern Pakistan in 1897.
The military's fleet of bulldozers, cranes and forklifts will soon receive a facelift thanks to a £240m maintenance contract.
Corporal Chamandeep Singh, a soldier in The Royal Logistic Corps, has become a Twitter sensation in the Corps after his wife, Ceese Kaur Seera, tweeted of his recent promotion.
Upcoming events & displays
Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2020
Exercise CAMBRIAN PATROL is the premier patrolling event of the British Army which is held in Wales and hosted by 160 (Welsh) Brigade.
8 November 2020
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7 - 29 August 2020
In this month’s issue:
Going underground: Fusiliers hone subterranean skills
Black history month: Why highlighting the contribution of black personnel matters
The end of the ‘horror bag’?: Gunners trial healthier packed lunches
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