UK Army

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

Kyla Mandel | Posted 09.03.2015 | 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...

How Common Is Sexual Harassment In The Military?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Reddit user asked the internet how common sexual harassment is in the military - the replies she has received are truly shocking. The woman (user...

Kajaki: The True Story Review

Afzal Amin | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Politics
Afzal Amin

This film should be watched by all who comment on war, on military operations, on training budgets, on veterans pay and every other aspect of sending young soldiers on operations. It should be watched by every member of Parliament from both the Commons and Lords, by civil servants and by journalists...

Lest We Forget: The Betrayal of Our Armed Forces

Jake Warren | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

I understand the economic constraints of today but if £50 billion can be found for the HS2 high speed rail line to cut time from London to Birmingham, then money should also be in place to protect the jobs of our armed forces.

When Harry Met Salary

Joff Sharpe | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Joff Sharpe

Strange things happen when you put your hand up and say you want to help Britain's combat Veterans secure civilian employment when they leave the Service. At short notice, and with little qualification other than this general willingness, I found myself sitting at a table with HRHs Prince William and Harry, a three star General and twenty international captains of industry...

Welcome Home Mummy! Toddler Breaks Military Protocol

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK

Sometimes rules are there to be broken. And that certainly seemed the case in this emotional reunion between a female soldier and her toddler son....

The First Female Navy Commander's Ship Has Sailed After Claims Of Affair

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

The first female commander of a frontline warship in the history of the Royal Navy, who left her vessel last month amid claims she had an affair with ...

British Muslims + British Values Does Not = 'British Islam'

Dilly Hussain | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

'British values' is an ambiguous term which means many things to different people, especially to those who were born and raised in the UK. I highly doubt that the ruling political class in Whitehall could define what British values are without parroting automated generic words like "freedom", "tolerance" and "respect".

First Female Navy Commander Leaves Ship Amid Affair Claim

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship has left her vessel after claims she had an affair with a shipmate. Commander Sarah West, ...

Anatomy and Ammunition: A Day in the Life of a Student Soldier

The Huffington Post UK | Isabella Smith | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Bryony, 23, is the Senior Under Officer of the University of London Officer Training Corps (part of the Army Reserve). She is studying for a BSc in sp...

Palestinian Teen Killed In Suspected 'Revenge' Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Israeli police have found a body believed to be of a Palestinian teenager reportedly kidnapped in East Jerusalem earlier the same morning as tensions ...

British Army Obesity Threatens More Than Just Being Fit to Fight!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK
Rob Blakeman

"An army marches on its stomach". This is a very famous quote attributed to Napoleon and Frederick the Great but it was equally well recognized by many other great leaders throughout history...

There for Them Then, Still Here for Them Now - Why We Must Not Forget the Families on Armed Forces Day

Air Vice Marshal David Murray | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Air Vice Marshal David Murray

The bottom line for us is providing support - support for those who have done or are doing their bit for our country, and their families, making sure that when they are in need, we are there for them. They have made their selfless contribution and the least that we can do is be there for them in return.

D-DAY 70 Years on - Stories shared as we grew up

Stacey Lucas | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Stacey Lucas

Every year on the anniversaries of the D-Day landing in Normandy my grandad and great grandad would come together and invite me to listen to great gra...

Lifesaving Army Dog Awarded Highest Military Honour

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

A dog trained to find explosives who was killed alongside her British Army handler in Afghanistan is to be posthumously awarded the animal kingdom's h...

SAS 'Kill Rooms' To Be Built Into Hertfordshire Hillside

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech

The SAS is to build a state-of-the-art £10 million underground training complex after residents near their current base complained of noise "like an ...

Army-Navy Rugby Clash Hits Century in Great War Centenary: Victoria Cross Winner Remembered

Stephen Cooper | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

Before the Great War, Armed Forces rugby had to fight against the success of soccer - in 1906 the Army and Navy had 758 'Association' teams. A rugby Challenge match first held in 1878 was revived in 1905, became 'Official' in 1907 and an annual fixture in 1909, endorsed by no less than Admiral Lord Jellicoe...

Sniper Kills Six Taliban With One Bullet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

A British sniper killed five Taliban insurgents and a would-be suicide bomber in Afghanistan with one bullet, the Ministry of Defence has said. The...

The Algerian Presidential Elections: The Burlesque, the Tragicomic and the Farcical

Hamza Hamouchene | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Hamza Hamouchene

Algeria's next Presidential elections will be held on 17th April 2014 and for the last few months; this important electoral rendezvous showed all the hallmarks of a masquerade, consistent with almost all the elections in the history of the Algerian state since independence in 1962.

MoD Is 'Lagging Behind' in Its Handling of Allegations of Rape and Sexual Assault

Philippa Tuckman | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Philippa Tuckman

Five years after the crimes were committed, the army has apologised to the family of a military policewoman who committed suicide after a coroner said that rape and bullying by other soldiers were factors in the officer's death. This case has raised concerns about how such allegations are dealt with by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Year of the Human Swiss Army Knife

Joff Sharpe | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK
Joff Sharpe

Followers of my blog will know that I began the year with a series of exhortations; ten in all and they précis the messages in my new book 'Who Dares Wins in Business.' I illustrate these points with case studies from commerce and, as unlikely as it seems, the SAS...

An Army Marches On Its Stomach: And This Is What Is In Those Stomachs (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

"An army marches on its stomach", declared French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte back in 1800s, and indeed it still does. Though the armies of yestery...