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British Military in the News

First, if you aren't checking MilBlogs everyday you're missing out on the latest on the military in the War on Terror.  Greyhawk writes of Prince Harry and his government's decision to allow him to serve in an area that has seen 10 Brits killed and 60 wounded in the last few months.  Give them Hell, Harry.

Chuck at America's North Shore Journal writes of the Marine and the Queen.  This is a very cool post by Chuck.

And from the Ministry of Defense, two British sailors are killed in a submarine accident at sea:

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence has confirmed the deaths of Leading Operator Mechanic Paul McCann and Operator Maintainer (Weapons Submariner) 2 Anthony Huntrod in an accident aboard HMS Tireless on 21 March 2007.

One submariner was also injured. He was airlifted to a US military hospital, where he remains. His injuries are not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the HMS Tireless crew and the McCann and Huntrod families.

And the first female in the British military is awarded a military cross:

...During an operation to disrupt mortar and rocket attacks in Al Amarah, Maysan Province, a UK Warrior Armoured vehicle was disabled and during its recovery British troops came under repeated attack from rocket propelled grenades (RPG) and small arms fire from insurgents using large, hostile crowds for cover.

Private Norris, aged just 19 and deployed as a medical orderly with The Queen's Royal Hussars Battle Group, was in another Warrior involved in the recovery. When her vehicle came under attack, the commander took a potentially fatal shot to the head from a sniper. Private Norris climbed out of the vehicle to tend his wounds while the sniper continued firing and other small arms and RPG fire continued around her. With the help of a colleague she was able to get her commander back into the vehicle...