Posts tagged as British troops

Number of UK troops in Afghanistan to rise

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Theresa May commits 440 non-combat troops to region, bringing total to 1,100. Theresa May is increasing the number of British troops serving in Afghanistan to more than 1,000 for the first time in years as she heads to a crunch Nato summit where allies will come under intense pressure from Donald Trump to spend more on defence. The prime minister committed an extra 440 troops to the international body’s capacity building…

Drunk British army officers clash with Riga police

Friday, April 27, 2018

London newspaper The Times reported April 27 that three officers from the British Army were involved in a drunken confrontation with Riga police April 24. The three officers were reported to be from the Royal Artillery regiment, and the “altercation” resulted in two officers being detained for a couple of hours and one being pepper sprayed after a “boozy night out” the newspaper reported under the headline “Operation Hammered” which cites…