Soldier Ratu Naulago on way to stardom after taking leave to join Hull FC

The Fijian winger has made a stunning impact since making Hull's team, scoring three tries in two matches. However, he is only there after being told he can take leave from duty in order to chase his rugby dream from his superiors at the 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade. Naulago is a Private in the Yorkshire Regiment and served in Cyprus […]

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Family of soldier, 17, found shot dead at Deepcut barracks say he was murdered

Pte Geoff Gray was one of four young soldiers who died at Deepcut barracks in Camberley between 1995 and 2002. The 17-year-old was found in 2001 and the first inquest in 2002 ended with an open verdict. Pte Cheryl James and Pte Sean Benton also died at the barracks and their deaths were ruled as suicide after hearing evidence of […]

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Soldier in Military Police died after drinking too much, inquest hears

Female soldier, 28, in the Royal Military Police died after drinking too much when she returned from posting in Germany, inquest hears Private Mhairi Burnet, 28, was found dead in Bordon, Hampshire, in December She had just returned from posting in Germany, an inquest in Basingstoke heard Tests showed Ms Burnet’s cause of death to be acute alcohol intoxication  A female soldier […]

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Soldier batters three yobs who ridiculed his manbag and made vile homophobic slur

CCTV shows how the no-nonsense veteran attacked the men in St Petersburg, Russia while in a fast-food restaurant. The Second Chechen War veteran was about to order his food when the men behind him starting talking about his bag, according to reports. One of the men reportedly said the bag was “feminine looking” and that its owner might be “gay”, […]

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Former soldier turned smuggler jailed after being caught at Heathrow with 19 rare eggs strapped to body

Jeffrey Lendrum, 56, was sentenced to prison after he was stopped at Heathrow airport with up to $127,000 worth of rare bird eggs – including hawk, eagle and vulture eggs – strapped to his chest. (Crown Prosecution Service) A former SAS-trained soldier turned prolific egg smuggler was sentenced to three years and one month in prison after he was caught […]

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