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A friend of mine works as a guide/historian at a northern city museum. He is telling people that the LE SMLE was last used in combat in the Falklands campaign. Well I was not there but was around in the system when it all kicked off, so who did use this weapon of dated age in that modern day event?
Falklands Defence Force? - and what was the sniper rifle on issue in that conflict?
Para Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey’s astonishing bravery under enemy fire has earned him a Victoria Cross but the modest hero says he was only scared of letting down his regiment.
His honour, which has been announced by the Army today, completes an
extraordinary family double because one of his relatives got a VC for gallantry during the Second World War.
L Cpl Leakey, 27, has won the armed forces’ highest award for bravery thanks to his exploits in an assault on a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan in 2013.
CMD has announced that a British Infantry Training Mission will be sent to Ukraine.
How long before mission creep kicks in?
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