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How An Historic Fort Is Helping Veterans Transition To Civilian Life


  By Tim Cooper in Forces Network.   Veterans are being given the chance to restore part of a historic fort in Eastney, on the south-eastern tip of Portsmouth. Built in the 1700s, Fort Cumberland was originally used to defend the Naval Base from a landward attack and stayed in military service until the 1970s. […]

Army Major Hopes To Become Fastest Disabled Woman To Powerboat Around Isle Of Wight

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  By Amy Wiltshire in Forces Network.   Major Mandy Islam is calling for better support for service personnel with life-changing conditions. A British army major with a rare type of blood cancer hopes to become the fastest disabled woman to drive a powerboat around the Isle of Wight. Three years ago Major Mandy Islam was diagnosed with […]

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