David Cameron will announce the deployment of 650 troops to the east as he positions the UK in a leading role within European security.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people have attended celebrations around the country to mark Armed Forces Day.Read the full story ›
A red carpet made up of hundreds of thousands of handmade poppies has paid tribute to the armed forces at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.Read the full story ›
The number of serving troops calling a confidential helpline has increased by around 85%, an Armed Forces charity has said.Read the full story ›
Another Downing Street co-ordinated letter, signed by 13 former military chiefs, says the UK is "safer" from threats by staying in the EU.Read the full story ›
The Royal British Legion says 33,000 veterans could be living with illnesses linked to 1991 Gulf WarRead the full story ›
Former top UK commander: Britain's armed forces have been so weakened by cuts it is "questionable" whether they can defend the countryRead the full story ›
The former top UK commander at Nato has warned that Britain's armed forces have been so weakened by cuts it is "questionable" whether they are still capable of defending the country.
General Sir Richard Shirreff - a former deputy supreme allied commander - said he doubted whether Britain could meet its obligation under the Nato treaty to maintain sufficient forces to defend itself.
In a interview with BBC World News's Hardtalk, Sir Richard warned that it would have a "massive credibility impact" on Britain's position in the alliance if defence spending were now to drop below the Nato target of 2% of GDP.
Prince Harry is set to quit the armed forces later this year to bring his active military career to an end, it has been reported.
The 30-year-old royal, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, will serve with units in Australia for "several weeks" before his duties end, according to the Evening Standard.
Harry is expected to continue to support programmes to help rehabilitate injured service personnel as well as pursuing other charity work, including field projects in Africa.
While refusing to confirm the reports, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace told ITV News:
Prince Harry is currently focused on his work supporting the MoD's recovery capability programme to ensure those who are wounded injured or sick have appropriate recovery plans and the necessary support they require.
It's a natural progression from the work he did organising the Invictus Games.
This involves working alongside case officers in London District's Personal Recovery Unit and visiting various recovery centres and partner agencies (like forces charities and the NHS) around the country.
The rehabilitation centre at Headley Court in Surrey is set to move to a state-of-the-art facility in Leicestershire by 2018.Read the full story ›