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    Providing Halal Food to Serving Service Persons

    Have you seen how much Halal Food was given to Serving Members (and probably to Non-Muslim/non-Jewish Service persons too)of the MOD including during Afghan War etc. It was provided by Purple Food Stuffs. Just read the info in the docs in this FOI request. - Link Here - WhatDoTheyKnow
  2. Goatman

    BBC Radio 4 0900 Thurs 10 Aug 17-Blair

    Tony Blair talks to Peter Hennessy in 'Reflections" Tony Blair, Series 5, Reflections with Peter Hennessy - BBC Radio 4 In the first programme of this run, Peter Hennessy's guest is Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister, who gave his name to an era following a rapid rise to power and his...
  3. D

    Iraq

    Is there still a medal being awarded for serving in Iraq and if so which one? Had a look around online but couldn't find anything Thanks in advance
  4. whitecity

    The Baltics: should Britain be rushing to their defence?

    Recent articles on the BBC website indicate fears in the Baltics about the (renewed) threat from Russia next door. Crimea crisis sharpens Latvia ethnic tensions http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26720549 Lithuania pleads for US gas exports to counter Russia...
  5. HopefulMong

    Don't **** with Iraqi's, apparently.

    Over the past few months, the Iraqi Army has been slowly but surely retaking Mosul from Daesh. Brilliant. What is a bit less-that is how the bodies of Daesh militants have been treated - they've been left, unburied, where they fell - as a warning. Bloody hell. Thoughts? Iraqi forces wage...
  6. Goatman

    Gen Petraeus interview Nov 16

    Listened to BBC's former North America correspondent talking to Gen David Petraeus on Radio 4 this morning. I get the impression Petraeus is a Marmite character for the US military - either loved or hated. The tabloid headline is 'Petraeus would serve in Trump administration' Well, sure. As...
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    Impact of deployment on partners mental health...

    I am not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this, so please feel free to delete/ignore... My husband is serving in the air force but the first time he was deployed to Afghanistan I was his girlfriend and just starting my doctorate in clinical psychology. The "support" (I didn't get...
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    Impact of deployment on mental health of military partners...

    I am not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this, so please feel free to delete/ignore... My husband is serving in the air force but the first time he was deployed to Afghanistan I was his girlfriend and just starting my doctorate in clinical psychology. The "support" (I didn't get...
  9. Mr Happy

    UKSF wagons in Syria

    The BBC report rebro'd by Forces-Telly below featured UKSF in the sand: UK Special Forces 'Pictured Fighting Daesh In Syria' I was a bit surprised to see that they weren't running around in either Jackals or something very armoured. With that in mind, can anyone shed any light on (a) what...
  10. Baz P.B.U.H.

    Mr Blair you are to be taken from here to a place of execution . . .

    If Carlsberg did enquiries . . . With the Chilcot report due to be published today and to allow for more robust comments than CA here's the unofficial NAAFI thread on the report. Will the slippery **** come out of it totally blameless or is there going to be more applications for the job of...
  11. mess pres

    BBC News article on Basra

    May be of interest to some on here who served on Op Telic. I found it quite a enlightening article. The article is broader than the title may suggest. Why a mother had to visit the place her son died - BBC News
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    Journalist looking to speak to Iraq veterans

    Hi, I'm a journalist looking to speak to homeless (or formerly homeless) Iraq war veterans. Can you please get in touch if you'd like to speak to me about your experiences? Thanks!
  13. Microbe

    ISIS Hunting Club

    10 minute excerpt from a Dutch documentary. This has got Them (or American Them) written all over it. The OC sounds like he's spent a few years in Blighty prior to going back home to fight Daesh.
  14. Bad CO

    Op GRANBY - 25 Years Ago

    Well just over as the air war kicked off in the early hours of 17 Jan 1991. I remember it extremely vividly watching 'shock and awe' from the comfort of the sofa in various messes! The BBC has an interesting retrospective on their website suggesting that it was the last war of its kind. Well...
  15. peshmerga

    Medical volunteers

    Hello all, I am here in the hopes of gaining some medical volunteers. I am veteran from the British Army and have been working on and off in Iraqi Kurdistan since August 2014 volunteering assistance to the Kurdish Peshmerga who are currently fighting ISIS. We now have an official training...

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