British Army train at Ruskin Drive

The British Army Rugby League squad visited St Helens last week in preparation for their Challenge Cup game against Egremont Rovers last weekend. Players and coaches took part in an indoor groundwork session with coaches from the Saints Foundation on Thursday (26 January) before moving outside for a session in freezing temperatures on the new … Read more

NHS staff go on manoeuvres with Army Reserves

Hospital staff got a taste of military life on a team-building and leadership day at Altcar Training Camp, Formby. Eighteen people took part with representation from the wards, radiology, A&E, dermatology, sterile services, the walk-in centres, administration, theatres and gynaecology. The day was a mixture of interactive classroom sessions on team-building and conflict resolution. Presentations … Read more

Army accolade for NHS trust

A NHS trust has been recognised for the outstanding support it gives to the British Army during times of conflict. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust was named public sector winner at the North West Armed Forces Business Awards. Judges commended the Trust for its “outstanding support given to the Reserve Forces”. On top of their … Read more

Waterwho? One in Five Brits Know Nothing About the Battle of Waterloo

Survey shows that one in five know absolutely nothing about the battle Just half (53%) of Brits know Wellington led the British Army at Waterloo Churchill, Drake and even Albus Dumbledore have been named as alternative leaders Young people associate Waterloo with the station and Abba’s Eurovision hit before the battle A quarter of people … Read more

Thousands deployed in Bangkok against protesters

Thailand’s army has deployed thousands of troops and police officers across Bangkok in an attempt to prevent protestors from gathering to rally against the country’s May 22nd coup. Several train stations have been closed at key junctions in the city today by authorities, with commuters being advised that services have been temporarily suspended ‘for your … Read more