By Shannon M. Hoffman | PUBLISHED: May 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm | UPDATED: May 20, 2019 at 1:47 pm While Torrance’s streets filled with camouflage and military blues and greens, the sidewalks were packed with red, white and blue as the Armed Forces Day parade rolled down Crenshaw Boulevard on Saturday afternoon. The City of Torrance’s 60th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration to honor the nation’s military takes place on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participates in the city of Torrance’s 60th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration to honor the nation’s military on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participates in the city of Torrance’s 60th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration to honor the nation’s military on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Photo by Axel … [Read more...] about Photos: Torrance salutes military at 60th Armed Forces Day march
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News / UK and world by Press Association December 20, 2018, 7:22 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Drone operators have deliberately targeted Gatwick Airport, causing chaos for more than 120,000 people just days before Christmas. The military has been called in after the perpetrators escaped capture for more than 22 hours. No indication has been given about when the UK’s second busiest airport can reopen and easyJet has cancelled all flights to and from the West Sussex airport on Thursday. The incident led to calls for more action to tackle illegal drone use. The runway has been closed almost constantly since two drones were spotted being flown inside Gatwick’s perimeter at 9pm on Wednesday. It was reopened at 3am on Thursday but was closed 45 minutes later after the drones re-emerged. Police described the devices as “industrial” models and are treating the incident as “a … [Read more...] about Armed forces deployed to Gatwick as hunt for drone operators goes on
NEW Year is upon us, which means the world has come together to ring in 2019 and say our goodbyes to 2018. But not many are better at celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of another than the Scots, but what exactly does this involve? What is Hogmanay? Scotland has its own unique set of traditions when it comes to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day festivities. Hogmanay is the Scottish word for the last day of the year and has become synonymous with New Year’s celebrations. But unlike in other parts of the world, these festivities are not limited to one night. Celebrations on Hogmanay usually continue into New Year’s Day and sometimes even January 2, which is a bank holiday in Scotland. Where does the name Hogmanay come from? The origins of the name Hogmanay are not entirely clear, but there are a few theories as to where the word came from. Many believe the word – like many of the day’s traditions – came from Viking influences. The … [Read more...] about What is Hogmanay, where does its name come from and how does Scotland celebrate the New Year?
OVER 100 hero Millies nominees were today hailed the “best in the world” at a special Downing Street reception. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson hosted sailors, soldiers and airmen, plus the civilians who support them at the PM’s residence ahead of tonight’s glittering Sun Military Awards. They have all displayed jaw-dropping “courage and heroism” over the last year in acts of bravery and dedication. Unfortunately the PM was unable to host the special drinks bash after she raced to Brussels hours earlier to thrash out a Brexit deal in Brussels. But a special message from the PM – who yesterday won her leadership confidence vote – was read by Williamson to over 120 nominees. It said: “I want to wish everyone the very best of luck for tonight’s Millies awards. “Like people up and down the country, I am always deeply struck by the courage and heroism of those nominated for these awards. “You show so clearly why our … [Read more...] about Armed forces heroes in Millies hailed ‘best in the world’ at Downing Street bash
THE Sun Military Awards are back to salute the finest Armed Forces in the world, who have again performed jaw-dropping heroics at home and around the globe. Today we showcase the elite, shortlisted by judges from hundreds of readers’ nominations. The winners, revealed tonight at Banqueting House in London, were picked by a judging panel of former top brass, Forces’ supporters and celebs. One extra award, selected by the panel, will be unveiled at tonight’s ceremony.Hero at home: unit RAF Mountain Rescue Service: This year, the RAF Mountain Rescue Service celebrated 75 years of life-saving heroics. It was created during World War Two to save downed aircrew in remote and inhospitable corners of the UK. Top brass were learning to their dismay that pilots were surviving the crash, then falling victim to the harsh environment – so the service was born. During this year, the team of volunteers has responded to 66 call-outs. They have come to the rescue of injured … [Read more...] about Here are the selfless heroes nominated for The Sun Military Awards as we salute the finest Armed Forces in the world