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British Army to disband Royal Milk Tray Regiment

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has today announced that the Royal Milk Tray Regiment is to be disbanded with immediate effect. The regiment, famed for their daring heroics in delivering boxes of chocolates to ladies who loved Milk Tray, had fallen out of favour with the public and the MoD, and had seen little active service of late.

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Posted: Aug 29th, 2012
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Soldiers would rather return to Afghanistan than serve at Olympics

When faced with the prospect of serving in a hostile, unfamiliar environment, many of the troops would prefer to be in Afghanistan.

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Posted: Jul 15th, 2012
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British forces suffer huge troop losses in ‘stroke of pen’ attack

In a shocking day of carnage on Tuesday, over 3,000 British troops were lost – the largest one day troop loss since World War II.

A solemn Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir David Richards, offered his condolences to the families of those affected saying initial inquiries pointed to the attack being conducted by a ‘stroke of the pen’. Sir David then dropped a bombshell as he indicated that the losses may have been the result of ‘friendly fire’.

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Posted: Jun 14th, 2012
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Special Forces unit drafted in to cover for striking call-centre staff

An elite SAS battalion has been deployed to cover for striking customer support staff at Dyson’s Derbyshire call centre.

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Posted: Apr 5th, 2012
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Troops withdrawn from Afghanistan after failing health and safety workplace assessment

‘If we’d known that soldiers weren’t being provided with the correct style of ergonomic chair or that the temperature in the workplace was so high, we’d have shut the place down in a jiffy.’

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Posted: Dec 10th, 2011
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