IT was a big bomb. In fact, the 3,000lb of booby-trapped explosives loaded into a stolen Toyota pickup at a border crossing was the biggest ever planted in Northern Ireland.
AS a serving soldier based at Craigiehall Barracks near Edinburgh, one of Ken Bellringer’s responsibilities was to be a first responder for the annual tattoo.
MEMBERS of the armed forces should have the equivalent of a trade union to fight for their terms and conditions, an MP will argue this week.
THEY are a band of brothers who believed their wars were over.
JAMES DEEGAN– not his real name – served for five years in the Parachute Regiment and 17 years in the SAS.
A TRIO of veterans in their nineties are heading to a commemoration for the Russian Arctic Convoys of the Second World War.
AFTER returning to Civvy Street, battle-hardened soldier Colin Maclachlan applied for 1000 jobs.
STEVE CONWAY, the chief executive at Erskine, says giving veterans their confidence back can have a huge impact on their lives.
HE was the handsome Scots soldier sent to defend her islands against the Nazis. She was the fresh-faced, church-going 22-year-old who fell for him.
ELLEN CARROLL can’t get the Friday night that changed her life forever out of her head.
A BRAVE soldier who survived being shot in the head while serving in Afghanistan has married his childhood sweetheart in a fairytale castle wedding.