British Army – Braveheart Mobile Artillery Firing Exercise

Video from a readiness exercise held in March 2015 on the Western edge of Salisbury Plain military training area. While a full-blown military exercise takes place with Tornado GR4 bombers, Apache attack helicopters, Challenger battle tanks and thousands of troops, the Army positions their AS90 mobile tracked guns on the edge of Westbury right by the public track for fire-missions into the battlespace five miles away.

This video was taken of those Braveheart Army guns in action. I have altered the audio to match the visual gun-fire for better effect. Even at a few hundred meters the sounds of gunfire lag behind the visual event itself.

Thomas Agnew Locked-in Syndrome

A former soldier from Melton Mowbray says he has considered killing himself, because of a rare neurological condition for which there is no cure.

Thomas Agnew – who served with the Royal Artillery and was stationed in Droitwich – was diagnosed with temporary locked-in syndrome in 2013.