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EDP defence writer Mark Nicholls with the RAF Marham Tornados of 31 squadron at Kandahar on their final deployment to Afghanistan. Pictured: Hercules taxis out for a dusk takeoff. Picture: Mark Nicholls

Video: Mind-blowing scale of the operation to bring forces home

The withdrawal of British combat personnel and equipment from Afghanistan involves one of the biggest logistical operations carried out by the UK armed forces in modern times. Mark Nicholls reports from Kandahar Airfield on how it is being done.

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Charlie and Sam Baker - the couple who are attached to 31 Squadron and serve with the Tornado detachment at Kandahar Airfield in southern Aghanistan. Picture: Mark Nicholls.

Meet the RAF Marham sweethearts who share a married life on the Afghan frontline

As part of his series of dispatches from Kandahar Airfield, where RAF Marham’s 31 Squadron are nearing the end of their final Afghan tour, MARK NICHOLLS meets a young couple making an unusual start to married life.

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Tornado aircraft on approach to RAF Marham. Photograph Simon Parker

Norfolk jobs at risk as BAE systems axes 440 staff

Defence group BAE Systems has announced proposals to cut 440 managerial jobs, including 16 in Norfolk, as part of an efficiency drive at its military aircraft division.

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Deputy Prime Nick Clegg and Health Minister Norman Lamb during a visit to the Scottish Association for Mental Health in Glasgow on day four of Liberal Democrat autumn conference in Glasgow, Scotland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 7, 2014. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

LIB DEM CONFERENCE: Liberal Democrats refuse to trade in fear, says Clegg

The Liberal Democrats are the only party refusing to trade in fear, Nick Clegg said yesterday in his final conference pitch to activists ahead of next year’s election.

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Tornados on a runway ready for take off. Picture: Mark Nicholls

Video: RAF Marham squadron will be the last Tornado detachment to leave Afghanistan

RAF Marham’s 31 Squadron is currently on its final deployment in Afghanistan. As Mark Nicholls reports from Kandahar Airfield, it is a posting which symbolically completes the circle on the squadron’s lingering links to Afghanistan and the Indian sub-continent.

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