Reports Of Plans To Merge Paras And Marines
The Parachute Regiment and the Royal Marines could be combined to save money as part of cuts to the military, according to newspaper claims.
The Times has reported that the government is looking at slicing numbers in the armed forces by more than 14,000.
Its claims have been branded as “pure speculation” by the Ministry of Defence who insist no decisions have been made.
Rare Churchill Documents Revealed
Rare papers and insights from people who worked with Winston Churchill in his underground war headquarters have been revealed by the Imperial War Museums.
Documents, testimonies and images showing what life was like in the Churchill War Rooms under central London have gone on display to mark the UK release of the film Darkest Hour, which recounts the early days of his premiership.
His private secretary's reminiscences include details of the leader's working habits and routines, such as his habit of having breakfast in bed, and remaining there with a secretary and typewriter near his bedside until he got up, sometimes as late as 1pm.
Centenary of Opal and Narborough Disaster Commemorated
Lives lost a century ago will be remembered in Orkney during commemorative events marking the night when two warships ran ashore in a snowstorm.
The tragedy occurred in atrocious weather conditions on 12 January 1918.
The destroyers HMS Opal and HMS Narborough were wrecked on the rocks where they went aground. In all, 188 men perished and just a single survivor was found alive.