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Prince Harry may return to Afghanistan

Ministry of Defence confirms that the prince has qualified as best pilot in his class to fly Apache attack helicopters

Army top brass faces axe

Number of high-ranking army posts to be scrapped as Ministry of Defence announces second wave of redundancies

George Osborne’s autumn statement speaks to the public mood

The British are pessimistic about the economy. But they still do not blame the coalition

Philip Hammond quells doubts over commitment to Trident replacement

New defence secretary confirms that he will pursue renewal of nuclear deterrent that could cost up to £25bn

Unions take legal action over change in public sector pensions

Six public sector unions demand that courts overturn switch in index-linked pensions from RPI to CPI

Unions go to high court over public sector pensions

Judges asked to rule on whether ministers broke the law when they switched uprating of pensions and benefits to CPI as opposed to historically higher RPI

Royal Wootton Bassett celebrates its new title

Princess Anne, David Cameron and new defence secretary, Philip Hammond, attend as town bestowed with royal honour.

Need for real debate about role of UK armed forces

Faced with budget cuts, Britain’s armed forces cannot go on as they are.

MoD and Treasury agree modest spending increase for armed forces

Deal offers 1% boost to equipment budget from 2015 to 2030, but includes closure of a number of army and RAF barracks.

Afghanistan troop numbers data: how many does each country send to the Nato mission there?

Are plans to withdraw 30,000 Afghanistan troops enough? We look at the latest numbers for troops sent to the Nato mission there.

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