Soldier to Officer: Week One

Hayley Larcombe served in the British Army as a qualified nurse for nine years. After a successful career, including deployments to Afghanistan and Kenya, she decided to apply for a commission into the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps as an officer. She was successful at the Army Officer Selection Board and has recently started

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Being a Reservist Peacekeeper

Army Reservist Private Belinda Houghton (25) from Blackpool is currently serving as a Kingsman in the 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment as part of the United Nations Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mission. Leaving my family in Blackpool and my nurse training in Lancaster behind as I started my journey to Cyprus was difficult,

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Monuments Men: Part One

Lt Col Tim Purbrick It has been more than 70 years since the British Army last had the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives sections during the Second World War. Their job was to protect, stabilise and recover cultural property on the battlefields of North Africa, Italy and, after D-Day, across northern Europe. Lt Colonel Tim

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FBI Releases 2015 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

According to statistics collected by the FBI, 86 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2015. Of these, 41 law enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 45 officers died in accidents. In addition, 50,212 officers were victims of line-of-duty assaults. Comprehensive data tables about these incidents and brief narratives

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Indiscreet Hollande upsets closest allies

French trade unionists protest in Florange ahead of a visit by President François Hollande © Reuters Trade unions snubbed President François Hollande on a visit to a depressed industrial town in north-eastern France on Monday, providing a potent symbol of the left’s disenchantment with a socialist leader struggling to gather support for a re-election bid.

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Ahlsell: but who will buy?

Dark police dramas, reliably solid cars and large initial public offerings. Just three of the things Scandinavia has exported to Europe in recent months. New issue values from the region are up almost a half year-on-year. Ahlsell, a Swedish building components distributor, is the latest to eye a stock market debut. Bookbuilding for an offering

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