Afghan interpreter scheme an “utter failure”
MPs say a scheme meant to help Afghan civilians who worked for the British armed forces as interpreters is an “utter failure” – with thousands of people living under “continual daily threat”.
From the armed forces to civilian life
A new report has revealed former British veterans are far more likely to be offered low paid, unskilled jobs compared to their civilian counterparts.
Veterans with dogs: ‘without my dog I’d be dead’
Former Marine Craig MacLellan, who has been helped to survive post-traumatic stress disorder by the companionship of his pet Labrador, has set up Veterans with Dogs to help others like him.
Getting inside the ‘problem’ of the Afghan war
Author Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel The Illuminations examines the experiences of the soldiers who went to Afghanistan believing in the war, but who returned home to Britain profoundly disillusioned.
Cameron first in line to meet new Afghan president
David Cameron becomes the first world leader to meet Afghanistan’s new president following an unannounced visit to the country.
Soldiers turn to anonymous app to share PTSD struggles
Dozens of members and veterans of the British armed forces are turning to new anonymous apps to share their struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, Channel 4 News has found.
Pictured: British troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash
The five British servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan are named by the Ministry of Defence, which said the crash was the result of a “tragic accident” – not a Taliban attack.
Private sector workers get more pay – sometimes a lot more
Unions say that that a 1 per cent pay rise is insulting. Private sector workers say that the public sector have a cushy deal. Who actually gets paid more?
March of the machines: is the future of warfare robotic?
As military top brass warn of an obsession with “exquisite” equipment and the RAF opens up UK drone HQ, Channel 4 News asks if the next generation of battles will be fought not by man, but by machine.
British Islamists guilty of murdering Lee Rigby
As Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are found guilty of murdering Lee Rigby, the radical cleric who was Adebolajo’s mentor after he converted tells Channel 4 News he is “proud” of what he did.
Woolwich: the death of an ordinary soldier
Lee Rigby never knew he would play a part in some of the most shocking events ever witnessed in Britain. Ciaran Jenkins has been speaking to the soldier’s family and friends.
Commemorations to mark Remembrance Day
London’s Cenotaph was at the centre of Britain’s commemorations today, as services were held around the country to mark Remembrance Day.
How pretending to be a gorilla can help veterans with PTSD
Improv games are used in comedy shows all over the world. But they can also help veterans suffering the crippling anxiety disorder post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Remembering the fallen and measuring the loss
It’s one of the most difficult times of the year for those who knew soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Jackie Long went to meet the mother of one of the most high profile soldiers to die in there.
Cameron: murder must not ‘besmirch’ Royal Marines
The conviction of a Royal Marine for murdering an injured Afghan insurgent should not “besmirch” the organisation, Prime Minister David Cameron says.