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Sailors forced to leave slipway after 11 years

Sailors forced to leave slipway after 11 years

21 February 2020

Sea scouts and sailors are having to move from their home of 11 years following plans for new housing.

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Ex-soldier first to get bionic 'Hero Arm'

Ex-soldier first to get bionic 'Hero Arm'

20 February 2020

A British army veteran who lost an arm while serving in Afghanistan has become the first ex-serviceman in the world to receive a bionic 'Hero Arm'.

'I was a sergeant, how could I possibly get PTSD?'

'I was a sergeant, how could I possibly get PTSD?'

16 February 2020

A former marine has opened up on how he turned to alcohol after leaving the forces, but is now putting his life back together.

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Medals stolen from army veteran's home

Medals stolen from army veteran's home

11 February 2020

Police are hoping to reunite a man with his medals which were stolen during a break-in.

'Weapon ship' docks in Kent

'Weapon ship' docks in Kent

06 February 2020

A Saudi cargo ship believed to be carrying military weapons visited a port despite attempts to turn it round by protesters.

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Historic tank is at risk of collapse

Historic tank is at risk of collapse

02 February 2020

A landmark tank which has resided in a town centre since 1919 is at risk of collapse, a report has revealed.

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£30,000 boost for new stone ‘war wall’ memorial

£30,000 boost for new stone ‘war wall’ memorial

31 January 2020

A seaside town has discovered more than 1,000 names are missing from its war memorial.

'I could see the bones in my hand'

'I could see the bones in my hand'

24 January 2020

A Japanese film crew has visited Kent to speak to a British ex-serviceman about his experiences with radiation on Christmas Island.

Council to take over huge war memorial

Council to take over huge war memorial

24 January 2020

A council will take over the running of a war memorial - which was unveiled by Prince Harry - at the cost of £6,000 a year.

Warship sets off on first mission

Warship sets off on first mission

21 January 2020

Crew members on one of the Royal Navy's newest ships commissioned in Kent have set sail on their first deployment across the world.

Former veteran may have suffered from PTSD

Former veteran may have suffered from PTSD

07 January 2020

An inquest opened today into the death of former marine and popular rugby coach Michael Gask.

Beefeater Jim's Tower of London promotion

Beefeater Jim's Tower of London promotion

30 December 2019

A former soldier from the county has taken over as the second in charge of one of Britain's best-loved attractions.

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Christmas tree farm to help veterans' rehab

Christmas tree farm to help veterans' rehab

16 December 2019

Army regiment charity looking to branch out with rehab centre for ex-service personnel.

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Brave Kent veteran brings actress to tears

Brave Kent veteran brings actress to tears

11 December 2019

A 95-year-old veteran brought actress Dame Kristin Scott Thomas to tears during an emotional meeting.

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Gran found dead after finding 'new lease of life'

Gran found dead after finding 'new lease of life'

09 December 2019

A grandmother took her own life months after a fresh start, an inquest has heard.

'Our youth are drifting away from us'

'Our youth are drifting away from us'

25 November 2019

An Army Cadet volunteer wants to encourage more young people to join, but believes the pressures of modern life are stopping them

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German recommended British Sgt for Victoria Cross

German recommended British Sgt for Victoria Cross

10 November 2019

A British Sergeant was awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the face of the enemy - the same enemy that corroborated his story.

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Soldier brought Berlin Wall home

Soldier brought Berlin Wall home

09 November 2019

A former soldier has a permanent reminder every working day of his part in the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Free bus rides for Armed Forces

Free bus rides for Armed Forces

08 November 2019

A bus company is offeing one day of free travel to members of the Armed Forces.

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Mike's cry for the fallen

Mike's cry for the fallen

05 November 2019

A town crier is asking for people to send him details of First World War soldiers so he can call their names out in an act of remembrance.

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