UK Army

Why We Must Take Children Out Of Military Environments

Rhianna Louise | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Rhianna Louise

This week 17 former Army Foundation College Harrogate instructors face a court martial. They are charged with mistreating recruits - including actual ...

Trump Transgender Ban Is A Huge Step Backwards

Rhicha Kapila | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Politics
Rhicha Kapila

The US Secretary of Defence's recent announcement that transgender Americans will be permitted to continue serving in the country's military for the time being has come following a disastrous few weeks in the wake of President Trump's ban.

Why Transgender Military Service Can Never Be Trumped

Caroline Paige | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Paige

President Trump won't prevent transgender service, his declared aim is to remove those personnel already serving. Those people who trusted their country and stepped forward when told they could, without fear, now face losing more than their jobs. Taking away their income, their homes, their security and their future will leave them extremely vulnerable. And the US Armed Forces won't be in a rush to do that.

I Was A UK Teenage Soldier - Numb, Focused On War And Ready To Kill The Enemy

Wayne Sharrocks | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK
Wayne Sharrocks

life less ordinary banner When you join at 16 or 17 you go through real intense psychological change, become ultra-loyal and this fight or flight mechanism is manipulated - you are conditioned to fight, it becomes normal. I had become blinkered to army life. I think it is why people struggle so much when leaving. I left the army in 2013 and felt so different to other people. I had no experience of civilian life.

Army Life: The Other Side Of The Story

Rhianna Louise | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rhianna Louise

Fewer than half of soldiers say they'd recommend Army life to a friend. While the Army says it offers a bond that 'lasts a lifetime', many veterans struggle to rebuild the social support networks they need, which leaves them more vulnerable to delayed-onset mental health problems.

'The Crippled Cricketer'- The Army Veteran Whose Love For Cricket Helps To Overcome His Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stuart Fagg | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Sport
Stuart Fagg

'Cricket for recovery, cricket for all' @TheCrippledCric signs off one of his first blog posts. A potent exemplification of the healing powers in spor...

Big Increase In The Number Of Veterans With Mental Injuries Shows Urgent Need For More Care

Joy Hibbins | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK
Joy Hibbins

Dan asked the security guard if he had ever served in Afghanistan or Iraq. He said that if he had, he might understand why he was in the situation that he was in now. I told the guard that I did not feel he was safe to leave hospital premises.

How Youth Work Helped Me to Start Again After Being Wounded in Service

Jimmy Thorpe | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Jimmy Thorpe

The day I was accepted into the Scots Guards was one of the proudest days of my life. I'd always wanted to join the army so I could follow in the family footsteps of my older brothers and felt very fortunate to be doing a job I enjoyed. It brought out the best in me and I worked harder than I ever had done before to establish myself and progress my career.

Women Can Finally Serve In 'Close Combat' - But Only A Fraction Actually Will

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

The ban on women serving in ‘close combat’ roles in Britain’s military forces has been lifted - but only a tiny fraction of those in the armed f...

Women Don't Need to Prove Themselves on the Front Line - They Already Have

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb

Later this summer, General Nick Carter, Head of the British Army, is expected to announce the results of his investigation into whether women should be allowed to serve in front line infantry units. The General will I know carefully consider not just their physical but also mental aptitude for the role.

Army on the Streets: The Daily Reality of Brussels Life

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I'm sitting just ten feet away from two Belgian soldiers, as I begin writing this article (it'll be a week before I find the time to finish it). My brother would recognise their weapons immediately; I don't. They carry handguns in a holster and a what appears to be at least a semi-automatic rifle strapped across their chests.

What Does an Army Tank Technician Have in Common With the Queen? More Than You Think...

Corporal Rebecca Smith | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK
Corporal Rebecca Smith

As a 25-year-old soldier in the British Army, I didn't think I had much in common with The Queen. I'm from Grimsby, covered in tattoos and fix tanks for a living. But it turns out there's more in common than I realised.

Army Begs People Not To Fall For Story About Refugee Swimming To France With A Pot Noodle

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

A beleaguered army regiment has implored people to be more alert to spoof stories after an "absolutely ridiculous" article claiming soldiers were bein...

David Cameron: 'I Want Women Troops Front Line-Ready In A Year'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK

Women could be allowed to fight on the front line within the year as part of the greatest shake-up of the British military in its recent history. D...

This Little Girl Just Couldn't Wait Another Moment To Welcome Back Her Army Dad

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK

A little girl has melted the hearts of millions after running to hug her soldier dad during his homecoming ceremony. Karis Oglesby had been apart ...

Postal Van Explosion Near Northern Ireland Army Barracks

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

A device has exploded inside a postal van near the headquarters of MI5 in Northern Ireland. A fire broke out on Friday morning inside Palace Barrac...

A Short Walk Home

Edward Lloyd Owen | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Edward Lloyd Owen

It's been an extraordinary experience; difficult, hot, cold, lonely, funny, emotional and mentally and physically exhausting in a way I couldn't have imagined. But crucially also hugely rewarding, not just for myself, but also in the raising of the money for Walking With The Wounded, which I hope will only increase (£18k to date). And, thankfully, only truly scary once or twice...

Tory MP Sparks Outrage With Plan To Send Calais Migrants 'Back To Africa'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Conservative MP David Davies has received a barrage of criticism after suggesting that the army should be sent into migrant settlements around Calais ...

Someone Is About To Start 3D-Printing Actual Missiles

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Tech

An aerospace and defence company based in Arizona, US have said that 3D-printed missiles could soon become reality for weapons manufacturers around t...

Marine Dies During '30 Miler' Commando Training Exercise

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

A Royal Marine trainee has collapsed and died on an exercise in Dartmoor, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed, as an inquest begins into the deaths ...

Indonesia Is 'Humiliating' Female Army Recruits With Virginity Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK

International pressure group Human Rights Watch have condemned the Indonesian military's "virginity testing" of female army recruits. The "humiliat...

Climate Change Is Creating a New Battleground as Russia, US Increase Arctic Military Presence

Kyla Mandel | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's no secret that at the heart of many wars lies valuable resources, chief among them petroleum. Is it too far-fetched to think this won't happen in the Arctic?

Lee Rigby Echoes As Gateshead Army Cadets 'Threatened With Beheading'

PA | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

Two teenage army cadets have claimed they were subjected to violent threats - including a reference to beheading - as they left an Army Reserve centre...

Soldier's Liverpool FC Tattoo Reads 'You'll Never Walk' After Leg Amputation

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

A Liverpool fan and Royal Marine's "You'll Never Walk Alone" tattoo was unfortunately altered after he had his leg amputated. Andy Grant's limb wa...

Women On Front Line Is A 'Politically Correct' Mistake... Says Female Officer

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

A female former army officer has condemned plans to allow women to serve on the front line of the British army as a mistaken "politically correct" mov...