A former Northern Ireland minister has revealed his family links to HMS Caroline.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said a Royal Navy warship faced “brazen hostility” as 17 Russian fighter jets dangerously buzzed it off the coast of Crimea.
Up to 20 new council homes will be offered to those leaving the armed forces or to the spouses and dependents of those who have died while serving.
An award-winning North-east fish and chip shop has joined up with the armed forces to train its chefs and supply them with batter.
The British and French navies renewed centuries-old hostilities dating back to the Napoleonic era during a mass brawl at their annual rugby match.