Around 400 anti-war protesters descended on an RAF base today to protest the use of "barbaric" armed drones from UK soil in Afghanistan.
Today the families of two Midlands soldiers killed in Iraq will find out if they have won their fight to sue the MoD.
The funeral of a soldier from Nuneaton who died in Afghanistan last month will take place later.
The relatives of two Staffordshire soldiers killed in Iraq have secured a victory today after the Court of Appeal said they could pursue damages claims against the Government.
The decision was announced after a hearing in London.
The families of Private Phillip Hewett and Corporal Stephen Allbutt, from Staffordshire, are waiting to hear today whether they can sue the Government for compensation over the deaths of the two soldiers.
– ?Shubhaa Srinivasan a Partner with law firm Leigh Day & Co who is representing the family of Cpl Allbutt and the surviving servicemen
“We await the verdict having fought for many years to get these claims to Court. We maintain that the MOD’s position has been morally and legally indefensible, as they owe a duty of care to those who fight on behalf of this Country.
“British troops should at the very least have adequate equipment and training, ranging from the very basic such as a GPS devices, to sophisticated satellite tracker systems, which the Americans had available to them."
Two separate decisions will be made on whether the families of troops killed in battle in Iraq can sue the Government for compensation.
Relatives of Private Phillip Hewett and Corporal Stephen Allbutt, both from Staffordshire, claim that their equipment wasn't right and that the MOD didn't deliver a duty of care.
The MOD, however, says it doesn't owe a duty of care, and that issues around resources should be left to the Government not the courts.
The families of Midlands soldiers killed in Iraq will return to the Court of Appeal today. They're seeking the right to claim compensation for their deaths, arguing the men were failed by the Ministry of Defence by not being given the correct equipment.
You can read more about the start of this case here: http://www.itv.com/news/central/story/2012-06-25/military-compensation/
The funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been held with full military honours at Coventry Cathedral.
Corporal Michael Thacker was originally from Wales but settled in Coventry with his wife and two year-old daughter.
The 27 year-old was shot at an observation post at Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand province on June 1st.
His closest colleagues from First Batallion the Royal Welsh Fusiliers were unable to attend today's service.