Soldiers from The King’s Royal Hussars based at Tidworth in Wiltshire will receive their Afghanistan Operational Service Medals on 4th December 2012, after a six-month deployment to Southern Afghanistan as part of Task Force Helmand on Operation HERRICK 16. Princess Anne will present the medals.
The King’s Royal Hussars were in Helmand between March and October. The Regimental Battle Group had its headquarters at Lashkar Gah. It was the first district in Helmand to start the process of transition to Afghan control of security in 2011 and continued to make steady progress.
The Lashkar Gah Transition Support Group led by the Hussars led the counter insurgency campaign and advanced the training of Afghan forces to improve local security. The King’s Royal Hussars as a regiment did not suffer any fatalities whilst deployed on Operation HERRICK 16.
Tidworth based Help for Heroes believes sport can be an ideal way for wounded soldiers to overcome their physical and psychological injuries. Andrew Pate went to Tedworth House to find out more.
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed the death Wiltshire-based Sgt Jonathan Eric Kups, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.Read the full story ›
The inquest into the deaths of Graham, Jack and Bryn Anderson was today formally opened and adjourned by HM Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon, David Ridley, in Salisbury.
Detectives are awaiting the results of a number of tests before they can confirm the causes of death.
The inquests into the deaths of Graham, Jack and Bryn Anderson will be formally opened and adjourned by HM Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon, David Ridley, at 11.30am today, 5th September 2012. The hearing will take place at the Coroner's Court, in Castle Street, Salisbury.
The mother of two boys found dead in a flat has paid tribute to them. Bryn and Jack Anderson's father's body was also found in another room.Read the full story ›
Two boys whose bodies were discovered in a property in Tidworth on Saturday have been formally identified by Wiltshire Police. Jack Anderson, aged 11 and Bryn Anderson, aged three were found at a property in Sidbury Heights.
Detectives investigating the deaths of a man and two boys in a flat in Tidworth in Wiltshire are trying to build a picture of their last known movements by looking at CCTV.
The body of thirty-six-year-old Graham Gordon Anderson was found in the rented flat in Sidbury Circular Road on Saturday.
The bodies of two boys aged 3 and 11 - believed to be his children, were found in the room next door.
Post mortem examinations on the children are underway. Police say their deaths are being treated a suspicious, and that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
The Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team at Marlborough Police Station, led by Det Chief Inspector Ian Saunders, is conducting the inquiry.
“We are gathering CCTV footage from shops in Tidworth and from buses which run through the town.
“It is very important that we establish the movements of Graham Anderson and the boys between Saturday 25 August and Saturday 1 September.
“I am grateful to members of the public who have called us with possible sightings but we would like to renew our appeal for information.
“We know that Mr Anderson was a regular bus user so we would appeal to fellow passengers and bus drivers to come forward if they recall seeing him and the boys during last week."
The family of 36-year-old Graham Anderson, whose body was discovered in a flat in Tidworth in Wiltshire, have released a photo of him in the hope that local people will be able to help the police with the investigation into his death.
The owner of the flat in Tidworth discovered Mr Anderson's body, along with the bodies of two children believed to be his sons, on Saturday lunchtime.
Officers are hoping that members of the public will have seen him walking around the town in the hours prior to his death.
More details are to be released about a father and his two sons found dead in Wiltshire later.
Post mortem examinations are due to take place on Graham Anderson and the young brothers, aged three and eleven.
Flowers and tributes have been left at the flat they where they were found in Tidworth.