Naval engineer Chris Tisdell, who had been stationed overseas since the summer, surprised them as they visited Santa's grotto.Read the full story ›
The Pentagon said a US reconnaissance plane was intercepted "unsafely" by two Chinese fighter jets over the disputed area.Read the full story ›
An aircraft that has been at the heart of military operations for a generation has seen its final flypast.Read the full story ›
About 280 veterans have received letters from the government-established Iraq Historical Allegations Team.Read the full story ›
All US military combat roles are to be made open to women, the defence secretary Ash Carter has announced.
Mr Carter unveiled the plan on Thursday as part of a move to break down gender barriers in the US military.
He said the decision was made despite requests for a partial exception for the marine corps.
The decision comes nearly three years after the Pentagon first eliminated its ban on women serving in front-line combat roles and began a process that would let women compete for thousands of additional military jobs.
George Osborne insisted Britain remains "hugely influential in the world" after former Nato commander General Sir Richard Shirreff said the Prime Minister has become "a diplomatic irrelevance" over the Ukraine crisis.
Osborne was pressed repeatedly on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show over whether the Ministry of Defence's share of the cuts would mean falling below the commitment of at least 2% of national wealth going to the military
"We are currently hitting that target. I am not going to pre-judge our defence review. But people know that we care about our nation's security and defence because we have invested in the latest equipment," Osborne said.
"People know we have met the 2% commitment and are meeting it today."
The animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross has been awarded to a labrador called Sasha who was killed serving in Afghanistan in 2008.Read the full story ›
More than 1,500 military personnel will lose their jobs in the final round of armed forces redundancies, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed.
Redundancies will include up to 1,425 members of the Army, up to 70 medical and dental officers from the RAF and up to 10 from the Royal Navy, Hammond told MPs in a Commons statement.
The fourth tranche of redundancies is part of an armed forces re-structuring programme which will see the regular Army cut from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2020, while the newly-renamed Army Reserve - formerly the Territorial Army - is being expanded from 19,000 to 30,000.
Audiences including the Duke of Cambridge will be treated to spectacular stunt displays this weekend at the annual British Military Tournament at London's Earl's Court.
Final rehearsals have been performed for the event, which raises money for three military charities, and this year celebrates heroes from British military history.