March 31 2015 Latest news:

Defence

Roads at new Norfolk housing estate to be named after seven Light Dragoons killed in Afghanistan

They may soon be leaving Norfolk after almost 15 years but the Light Dragoons will be forever remembered in the village which has welcomed them into its community.

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Crowds packed Dereham Market Place to welcome home The Light Dragoons in 2012. Picture: Ian Burt

Chance for Dereham to bid farewell to Light Dragoons after nearly 15 years

People will have the chance to say goodbye to the men and women who have served their county and their country bravely for over a decade.

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Prime Minister David Cameron at RAF Marham with (L) Wing Cdr Nikki Thomas, Elizabeth Truss MP and Air Commodore Dave Waddington. Picture: Ian Burt

Investment of £300m at RAF Marham will pave way for jets

Prime minister David Cameron laid bare plans for the future of RAF Marham and the benefits that housing the F-35B Lightning Joint Strike Fighter jets will bring as he visited the base.

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Keith Simpson, MP. Picture: Denise Bradley

What lessons have been learned from Afghanistan? Norfolk MP wants to know

Families and armed forces wondering if an intervention in Afghanistan was worth it will want to know what lessons have been learned from the conflict, Norfolk MP Keith Simpson has said.

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The hospital ready for its first @casualty'. Picture: Cpl Andy Reddy.

Army medics train at RAF Sculthorpe, parachuting hospital out of a plane

Defence sources have given a rare glimpse into what goes on at RAF Sculthorpe, after Army medics parachuted a field hospital into action for the first time in more than a decade.

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