Article on female British soldiers in Afghanistan. Captain Alice Homer is an officer with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. She has just spent six months running a small section of soldiers in Camp Bastion
A teenage army medic has become the first woman to be awarded the Military Cross, one of the highest honours for gallantry in combat. Private Michelle Norris, 19, braved a hail of sniper and machine-gun fire from 200 insurgents during a pitched battle in southern Iraq in order to give lifesaving treatment to a wounded comrade.
The secret to the British success in the Falkland War, the soldiers of the British Army were able to walk across East Falkland carrying all their equipment and then fight for the high ground around Port Stanley.