Latest British armed forces News

White Helmets founder’s wife barred from leaving Turkey

Nov. 14, 2019 5:34 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have barred the wife of a former British army officer who founded the White Helmets volunteer group from leaving Turkey pending the investigation into his death. Anadolu Agency reports Thursday that James Le Mesurier's Swedish...

Briton who helped found Syria's White Helmets dies in Turkey

Nov. 11, 2019 1:14 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer organization in Syria was found dead in Istanbul early Monday, Turkish officials and the group said. The cause of death was under investigation. James Le Mesurier's body was found near his home in the Beyoglu...

Queen, politicians out in force as UK remembers its war dead

Nov. 10, 2019 7:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II joined Britons in remembering their war dead, as the country's political leaders paused campaigning for the Dec. 12 election to take part in a somber Remembrance Sunday service in London. The queen, dressed in black, watched from a balcony as her son and heir Prince Charles...

Soldiers from Britain's Gurkha brigade join Bosnia war games

Oct. 11, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nepalese Gurkha soldiers joined NATO-led peacekeepers, European Union troops and Bosnian forces this week for military exercises that included training to secure airports, diffuse bombs, free hostages and respond to riots. The five-day exercises that concluded Friday...

The Latest: NGOs give helping hand to Brit expats in Cyprus

Oct. 4, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:05 p.m. British NGOs and volunteer groups are helping some of the approximately 70,000 British expatriates in Cyprus to sort out their residency status once Britain leaves the European Union at the end of the month. Tina Graham with SSAFA, Britain's...

Pakistan rescues 2 British climbers, search on for 3 others

Sep. 30, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani mountaineering official says an army helicopter has airlifted two British climbers to safety and that efforts are underway to rescue their three climbing partners stranded on a peak in the country's north. Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, said on...