Soldiers who were terribly injured serving in Afghanistan have helped set a new world record here in the Meridian region. They took part in a mass skydive over the skies of Wiltshire to raise funds for the Pilgrim Bandits charity.
The charity which is based in the New Forest supports amputee and wounded servicemen. The six injured soldiers were joined by members of the Army Parachute Association.
They set a new record for the most tandem parachute jumps in one location in 24 hours.
NHS Kent and Medway is investing £150,000 over the next three years in a project to support people who have left or are leaving the armed forces.
There are 130,000 ex-service personnel in Kent and Medway and while evidence suggests they suffer no more mental illness than the general population, they often do not seek help because of the stigma around mental health experienced in the military.
Veterans aged 24 and under are two to three times as likely compared to non-veterans to commit suicide. This age group in particular can find it hard to ask for help when they rejoin civilian life.
Ex-military personnel have higher rates of alcohol misuse than the general population. The Kent and Medway Veterans Needs Assessment found a 16 per cent rate of alcohol misuse among ex-service personnel compared to six per cent in the general population.
Alcohol may be used as a coping strategy for mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Soldiers in Afghanistan support Mountain Rescue Team with Gangnam Style parody
The Headquarters Squadron of 21 Engineer Regiment have produced a video parody of Psy's Gangnam Style to raise money for a local charity. They are currently deployed on operations in Afghanistan and made the video during periods of downtime.
They produced the video to support the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.
Video filmed and produced by British Forces Broadcasting Service in Afghanistan.
The bodies of ancient warriors have been unearthed by modern-day soldiers taking part in an archaeological dig in Wiltshire. The troops were on a rehabilitation project for soldiers returning from Afghanistan. And they found evidence of a violent past, as Robert Murphy reports.
Two hundred and forty five officer cadets will parade before family and friends at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst on Friday 13 April to mark the end of their year's training. Most will go on to command troops in Afghanistan within eighteen months.
An inquest will be held today on a soldier who died in hospital two days after being caught in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Private Daniel Prior died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in March last year after being wounded while serving with 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.
This bright, inspiring and able paratrooper knew the risks of war more than almost anyone. Every one of the thousand troops in this Battle Group will mourn this irreplaceable loss."