The ceremony, held at the Cardiff City Stadium, recognised those who have made significant contributions in supporting the Armed Forces The Armed Forces in Wales Awards ceremony took place at the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday and saw 12 people from across Wales nominated for four awards. Special guests included former Wales and British Lions flanker Martyn Williams MBE, National Assembly Cabinet Secretary for Communities Carl Sergeant AM and Major General Richard Stanford MBE, general officer commanding regional command.
The former owner of the boxing club where a convicted murderer used to train said the killer has brought the sport into "disrepute". Pte Boyd, 20, from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, died in the early hours of Sunday, May 8, following a fight in Brecon town centre.
A boxer who boasted that he was the "hardest man" in his town has been convicted of murdering an Ulster-born soldier on a night out. Private Matthew Boyd, 20, of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, died in the barracks town of Brecon, South Wales, in the early hours of May 8. Jake Vallely, 24, chased Pte Boyd, punched him to the ground and beat him before dragging his body and dumping it in the road.
For many, entering the Oasis centre for refugee and asylum seekers marks the end of an often traumatic part of their lives and the start of a fresh future. But while it is a lifeline for many, some people do not even know it is there - something staff hope to change.
Army to be cleared over the death of a young soldier who died during a gruelling training exercise in the Brecon Beacons on the hottest day of the year The Army is set to be cleared over the death of a young soldier who died during on a gruelling training exercise on the hottest day of the year. Corporal Joshua Hoole, 26, collapsed on a tough training yomp - three years after three other soldiers died in the same mountain range in the Brecon Beacons.
A boxer murdered a soldier on a night out hours after boasting that he was the "hardest man" in the town, a court heard. A boxer murdered a soldier on a night out hours after boasting that he was the "hardest man" in the town, a court heard.
Fifty-six Ministry of Defence sites are set to close across the UK by 2040, the Defence Secretary has said. The historic sites of Fort George in Scotland and Brecon Barracks in Wales are among the sites due to be disposed of by the Government, under a review of its estate.
Brecon and Radnorshire Conservative MP Chris Davies condemned the closure, saying there had been a barracks in Brecon since 1805, home to troops who fought the Zulus at Rorke's Drift. "The government has a great deal of questions to answer over why it is proposing to close a well-loved and historic barracks in a vitally important military town.