Bloodiest year since Falklands War

Author: By Martha Linden and Laura May, Press Association The Ministry of Defence said the death toll for British Armed Forces this year now stands at…

Army chief deplored lack of helicopters days before he died

Author: By Lewis Smith In a warning that as good as described his own death less than a month later, Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe told his supe…

Army medics save Afghan girls ? with crushed prawn shells

The explosion tore into the two sisters, inflicting dreadful injuries. Eight-year-old Amina’s leg was almost severed; Guldasta, a year older, re…

In the field with the troops in Helmand

Author: By Kim Sengupta in Gorup-e-Sheshkalay, Helmand This was the biggest offensive by UK forces since Operation Panchai Palang, Panther’s Cla…

Camp Bastion stops to remember the fallen

Author: By Kim Sengupta in Camp Bastion, Helmand The ‘”re-dedication” of the memorial to the fallen at the UK base in Camp Bastion t…

Panther’s Claw: victory is declared ? but at a price

Author: By Kim Sengupta, Defence correspondent Yesterday one of the biggest missions since British forces went into Afghanistan, and certainly the mos…

Next stop Helmand: On manoeuvres with the British Army

This is the reality for British helicopter pilots in Afghanistan, amid accusations and recriminations at home over shortages of aircraft. For the men …

Farewell to "inspirational leader" – and a husband

Author: By Terri Judd As the hearse carrying her husband’s body to its final resting place moved away, Sally Thorneloe let out a single gasping …

Thousands to pay tribute to Afghan casualties

Author: By James Woodward, Press Association Thousands are expected to line the streets of Wootton Bassett, near RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire, to watch th…

Afghanistan: This bloody war

Author: By Kim Sengupta and Andrew Grice With it another bleak and poignant milestone was reached and passed: the lethal toll in forces’ lives l…