RAF Marham

The College of West Anglia is running a scheme with Freebridge to have foreign apprentices. Pictured are (L) Norweigan 3rd year carpentry apprentice David Stensland and first year apprentice joiner Shane Denton. Picture: Ian Burt

East Anglia employers back 76 new apprenticeships

Scores of new apprenticeships in jobs ranging from boatbuilding to policing are to be designed by employers, the government has announced.

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Norfolk service men and women's youngsters are showered with poppy petals, dropped from a retired Chieftan tank to celebrate the launch of this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Photo: Karen Bethell

Shower of red petals helps launch appeal

A symbolic shower of red petals rained down on what was once one of the world’s most powerful tanks today, to mark the launch of this year’s Royal British Legion (RBL) Poppy Appeal.

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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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