Wayne Kavanag pictured in Afghanistan

Former army medic from Northumberland shares his story

Wayne Kavanagh was an army medic from Northumberland who served in Afghanistan. His story is a tale of humour,  friendship, boredom – and sudden outbreaks of violence. Chris Scott poses the questions

British troops in Afghanistan

The Journal Opinion: What of Afghanistan's future as Britain's forces leave?

The Journal opinion column for Tuesday, October 28, in which we congratulate Britain's soldiers amid continuing uncertainty across the globe

Prime Minister David Cameron addressing British troops at Camp Bastion

Prime Minister pays tribute to those who died in Afghanistan

UK forces hand over Camp Bastion to Afghan officials as combat personnel prepare to leave

Corporal Richard Jobson

Alnwick soldier tells how colleague saved his life in Afghanistan

Corporal Richard Jobson was injured in Afghanistan in 2013 when a rebel opened fire in his Army base

Private Dean Hutchinson, 23, of the Royal Logistic Corps

MoD criticised over death of County Durham soldier Dean Hutchinson

A coroner has criticised the Ministry of Defence for a series of failures over the deaths of two soldiers in Afghanistan

Private Robert Wood (left) and Private Dean Hutchinson who died in a fire that engulfed their tent as they slept at Camp Bastion

MoD criticised over Durham soldier's death

A coroner has criticised the Ministry of Defence for a series of failures over the deaths of two soldiers in Afghanistan.

Private Dean Hutchinson, 23, of the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), who was killed along with Private Robert Wood in a fire at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, on February 14

Coroner to rule on death of County Durham soldier

A coroner has retired to consider his conclusions for the deaths of two British soldiers who died in a fire as they served in Afghanistan.

Tony Wright, head of North East veterans’ charity Forward Assist

Massive increase in Afghanistan veterans seeking mental health support

Experts warn the 57% jump in numbers of former soldiers seeking mental health support the last 12 months is just the tip of the iceberg

Private Robert Wood (left) and Private Dean Hutchinson who died in a fire that engulfed their tent as they slept at Camp Bastion

Inquest into North East soldier who died in Afghanistan fire

Two British soldiers died in a fire that engulfed their tent as they slept at Camp Bastion, an inquest has heard

Michael Sweeney, kim sweeney, sean sweeney

Mother of Michael Sweeney prepares for fourth football match fundraiser in his memory

Michael Sweeney, of Blyth, was killed while serving in Afghanistan at the age of 19

Sapper Adam Moralee of the 32 Engineer Regiment Group who died in Afghanistan as a result of non-battle-related injuries sustained at Camp Bastion.

Tributes paid to Sapper Adam Moralee killed in Afghanistan

Adam Moralee of Ryton in Gateshead was known for his love of Newcastle United and was incredibly popular

Sapper Adam Moralee of the 32 Engineer Regiment Group who died in Afghanistan as a result of non-battle-related injuries sustained at Camp Bastion.

Tributes paid to soldier from Newcastle killed in Afghanistan

Tributes have been paid to Tyneside soldier, Sapper Adam Moralee, who was killed whilst on duty in Afghanistan

Captain Richard Holloway, of The Royal Engineers, who was killed in action on December 23

Tributes to County Durham soldier killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan

County Durham soldier Captain Richard Holloway was described as an 'exceptional man' by his family

L-Cpl Louise Watson

Sunderland-born solider set to return from Afghanistan

A North East-born soldier is nearing the end of her two month tour on the frontline in Afghanistan

Christmas messages from the front line

AS families across the region look forward to spending Christmas with loved ones, for our armed forces in Afghanistan it will be another risk-filled day.

Steve Gilroy

Distant war far too close for comfort

A NUMBER of plays have focused on the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Steve Gilroy’s Motherland is the first to pull focus and examine the effects back home on the family and friends of British servicemen.

Brave North soldier collects Military Cross

A HERO soldier from the North has collected a Military Cross for his bravery in fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Soldiers praised for trying to save colleague

A British soldier bled to death after being shot in an ambush by Taliban forces in Afghanistan, an inquest heard today.

Hundreds mourn death of North soldier

HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to bid a final farewell to a Tyneside soldier killed in an Afghan mortar attack.

Inspirational soldier killed in Afghanistan

A NORTH soldier has become the 67th casualty of war in Afghanistan.

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