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Ryan Air Force contract ‘a qualified success’

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has hailed the outsourcing of Britain’s air defence to Ryanair as generally successful, because the government no longer has to provide uniforms. Some had criticised the Ryan Air Force’s use of Airbus aircraft for interceptor roles as they can carry more crew, at the usual mark-up.

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Posted: Oct 23rd, 2014
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Cuts causing soldiers to die without haunting soundtrack

where's the pathos?Military chiefs are warning that a reduction in the army’s budget means that more British soldiers are now dying in foreign conflicts without the benefit of slow motion and haunting ethnic music playing over the scene.

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Posted: Oct 1st, 2014
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Fears that Prince William’s military exit will see him a homeless drunk by 2015

Anxious colleagues believe that the prince lacks the strong support network which helps many servicemen and women adjust to life outside the Army, Navy or RAF.

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Posted: Sep 13th, 2013
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Modern Warfare gamers ‘not properly prepared for battle’, says army

The army has warned of ‘false expectations’ among the generation of recruits familiar with the ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ games who believe they will come back to life after being shot.

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Posted: Jan 1st, 2013
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Petraeus scandal forces UK defence chiefs ‘to pull out’

In the light of recent revelations concerning General David Petraeus, senior members of UK armed forces have admitted that they are frequently having to make a ‘hasty tactical withdrawal’ after their privates have been sent into action without proper protection.

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Posted: Nov 22nd, 2012
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