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Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, who held a number of world records, was one of most accomplished test pilots of all time<p>Tributes have been paid to the British pilot Eric “Winkle” Brown, the Royal Navy’s most decorated pilot, who has died at the age of 97.<p>Captain Brown holds the world record for the number of …

Royal Navy

When she was only 14, my mother, Elisabeth Prak-de Waha, who has died aged 89, arrived in Britain from Belgium with no passport, no money and no English. By the time she was 18 she had become a member of the British armed forces and was sending coded messages to French resistance fighters during …

Remembrance Day

Simon Weston: 'The MoD offered me £30,000 at 21 to give up a lifelong pension'

Fame & Fortune: The Falklands hero on youthful parking scams and how finding himself on the scrap-heap aged just 25 inspired him to campaign for others<p>In 1982, Welsh Guardsman Simon Weston suffered 46pc burns when his ship was bombed during the Falklands War. After a miraculous recovery, Simon, 54, …

"Smart Homes" Help Wounded Veterans Be Independent

A new “smart home” is being built for a wounded veteran and his family in Okaloosa County courtesy of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s, R.I.S.E. Program. …

Veterans

This Week on FEDtalk: The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service - FEDmanager - News for feds

The annual veteran unemployment rate for 2015 remained lower than non-veterans for the fifth consecutive year, thanks in part to the hard work of the …

‘The Forever War’ Is Forever Relevant

An interview with Joe Haldeman<p>by PAUL HUARD<p>One day in 1973, Vietnam veteran and science fiction fan Joe Haldeman sat down at a dining room table and …

Being drafted during the Vietnam War also hurt your descendents

A decade after their military service, white veterans of the draft were earning about 15 percent less than their peers who didn’t serve, according to …

David Morrison: War veterans attack 'sickening' Australian of the Year choice

Anger is growing in the veterans' community over the appointment of former Army Chief David Morrison as Australian of the Year.<p>Some veterans have …

Banished US veterans lean on each other south of border

They served the United States on battlefields from Korea to Iraq, but now they live in the shadow of the nation they once served, deported to Mexico for offenses as minor as getting caught with marijuana.<p>While many U.S. veterans find adjusting to civilian life difficult, writing a bad check, …