The widow of Private Gregg Stone, who was killed in Afghanistan last year, is to do a fund-raising walk in his memory. Private Stone was shot dead in June while trying to rescue an Afghan policeman.
The widow of Private Gregg Stone, who was killed in Afghanistan last year is to do a fund raising walk in his memory. Private Stone was shot dead in June whilst trying to rescue an Afghan policeman.
His wife Samantha, alongside six other soldiers from Gregg's regiment, will walk from Catterick to his home in Wiltshire to assist soldiers and families who come back from tours of duty badly injured.
They will be camping en route to raise as much money as possible for the Yorkshire Benevolent Fund.
Catterick police are searching for information about an attempted theft of horse transporter boxes near the village.
Thieves tried to steal three boxes between midnight and 8am on Tuesday March 12.
They managed to drive one of the vehicles but abandoned it a short distance away after it became stuck in mud. The other trucks were broken into and damaged but were not moved.
Anyone who can help is asked to contact Catterick police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Huw Williams, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130040133.
People in Ripon fear the closure of the nearby Claro Barracks will kill their community.
Many of the people living there are from military backgrounds and have settled in the area.
At Holy Trinity Church of England School 26% of students are from military families. The head teacher says she fears it will have an impact on the school.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond accepts an invitiation to visit Ripon by local MP Julian Smith. And he says talks will be held locally to ensure the smooth disposal of the site.
Julian Smith, the MP for Skipton and Ripon, says the closure of Claro Barracks in Ripon is a sad day for the city. He has asked Defence Secretary Philip Hammond to accompany him on a vist to the area to see for himself what effect the loss woud have.
The MP for Skipton and Ripon has expressed his disappointment at the Ministry of Defence’s proposals to close Claro Barracks in Ripon, which currently houses 21 Engineer Regiment and 15 Field Squadron (Search).
A shake-up of Army bases to speed up the return of of all troops from Germany will mean the disposal of seven sites across the country, including one in North Yorkshire.
Carlo Barracks in Ripon is to go, although there is good news for Catterick Garrison, also in North Yorkshire, where further investment is to be made at the base. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the changes would save £240 million a year in running costs .
Around 11,000 British troops based in Germany will return home by 2016 under plans which will see nearly £2 billion invested in Army housing and bases. The remaining 4,500 troops will be back in the UK by 2019, a year earlier than planned.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service has confirmed a 72-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital yesterday after a car and a tractor collided on a country road, near Catterick, in North Yorkshire. The woman has chest injuries, she is in a stable condition.