A team of three blind veterans makes up the first civilian team to compete at the Pace Sticking World Championships at Sandhurst.
Military charity Blind Veterans UK is entering a team that, as well as being the first non-serving team to take part in the competition’s history, also has three of its members who are registered blind.
The blind veterans that make up the team are Kevin Alderton, Billy Baxter and Steve Birkin. They are led by the sighted Drum Major Tony Taylor. They are taking on pace sticking teams from across the Armed Forces and around the world.
The origin of the pace stick, which looks like a large pair of compasses, is claimed by the Royal Regiment of Artillery, who used a 'gunner's stick' to measure the distance between their guns in the field.
The role of reservists in our armed forces has never been greater - with the latest figures showing they make up more than a quarter of the Army's strength.
The extra responsibility they now take has been illustrated in Dorset - with a series of exercises on the ranges at Lulworth.Duncan Sleightholme reports.
Two former soldiers from Wiltshire have given a new meaning to the term 'military tattoo' by having inspiring messages engraved on their bodies. It's one way of helping veterans to overcome the physical and mental scars of war.
It comes as a new survey puts the number of ex-servicemen needing medical help at over 60,000. Bob Constantine reports.
A disabled former serviceman - discharged on medical grounds - says he and his family face homelessness at Christmas after being given an impossibly tight deadline to quit their Army home in Kent.
Chris Lazzara's pleas for extra time to find alternative accommodation have been rejected.
John Ryall reports.
Field hospitals are a crucial part of our military - treating patients in some of the most hostile parts of the world. But they can only provide so much protection.
Now, though, there's a new addition to Field Hospitals. A structure so big it would need to be flat-packed into more than a hundred shipping containers. But it's designed for pretty much anywhere. Medics have been putting it to the test on exercise in Hampshire. Emma Wilkinson reports.
Field hospitals are a crucial part of our military - treating patients in some of the most hostile and isolated parts of the world. They often include large tent-like structures, but they can only provide so much protection. Soon there could be a major new addition to Field Hospital capability, as Emma WIlkinson reports.
Almost 1,000 British soldiers - many from across our region - have been taking part in a huge military training exercise in Eastern Europe. Hundreds of personal, vehicles and weaponry made the 1100-mile journey to North East Poland to train alongside troops from Poland, Germany and Canada. Matt Price reports.
The former school of the Army recruit who died while undergoing initial Army training has paid tribute to her.
Megan Park, who was 21, collapsed and died at the Army Training Centre in Pirbright in Surrey after taking part in an exercise.
"The School staff were saddened on hearing the news of Megan’s death yesterday. Staff who taught Megan and particularly Megan’s Head of Year, Mrs Hughes remember Megan as a polite, hard working young person willing and keen to involve herself in many activities. As an individual Megan knew want she wanted to achieve and being in the Army was one of her ambitions. Megan's focus on her studies reflected her determination to be successful in her future career. Our sympathy goes to Megan’s family at this sad time."
A recruit who has died while undergoing initial Army training was named tonight as Megan Park. Her family said she had always wanted to be in the armed forces and had started her dream job.
The Army said she had died while undergoing initial training at the Army Training Centre (ATC) Pirbright, in Surrey.
The family of the 21-year-old from Lancashire said: "It is with deepest regret that Megan's family must announce that she has sadly passed on, doing the thing she loved. Ever since Megan was at school, she always wanted to be in the armed forces. Everybody who knew Megan was aware of this. She was so excited about going. It was the start of her dream job. Megan is going to be missed by so many people, friends and colleagues. Although she will be deeply missed her presence will always be alive. Megan will always go on in people's memories for her lively sense of humour and her fun sarcasm and quirky personality. The family are very grateful for all the good wishes and thoughts and just ask that people respect our privacy at this time."
An Army spokeswoman said: "The incident is being investigated and it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time. We offer our condolences to the family and ask that you respect their privacy while they come to terms with their sudden loss."
Pirbright is only four miles from Deepcut, where four soldiers died between 1995 and 2002 amid claims of bullying and abuse. Privates Cheryl James, Sean Benton, James Collinson and Geoff Gray all suffered gunshot wounds.
A recruit has died while undergoing initial Army training. The incident happened at the Army Training Centre in Pirbright, Surrey.
The Army hasn't revealed the age or gender of the person but The Sun reported the victim was a young woman who had completed a tough two-day exercise.
Pirbright is only four miles from Deepcut, where four soldiers died between 1995 and 2002 amid claims of bullying and abuse.
Privates Cheryl James, Sean Benton, James Collinson and Geoff Gray all sustained gunshot wounds.