UK Army

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 05.08.2014 | 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...

MoD Defends Shooting Of Live Pigs In Military Exercises

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

The Ministry of Defence has defended its involvement in the shooting of pigs for medical training after new pictures of the "cruel" practice emerged. ...

Soldier Found Hanged After Rape Claim

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A Royal Military Police officer was found hanging in her barracks two years after alleging she had been raped by two soldiers, an inquest heard. Co...

Widow Weeps Over Coffin Of Husband Lost 63 Years Ago In Korean War

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

This incredible picture shows 94-year-old Clara Gantt weeping over the remains of her dead husband who disappeared 63 years ago. Army Sergeant 1st Cla...

It's Time to Sort Fact From Fiction on Drones

Philip Dunne | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Philip Dunne

One of the most common myths I want to debunk is that UAS are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians in Afghanistan. Let me be clear, the majority of civilian deaths in Afghanistan are caused by insurgents, not UAS. In over 50,000 Reaper flying hours, there has only been one single operation that resulted in the deaths of civilians.

Tips for Moving From the Army to the Business World

Sean Farrington | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

How has what I learned in the Army been of help to me in the world of business? Here are some tips for making the transition.

We Can't Take Risks With Britain's Defence - Our Armed Forces Deserve Better Than This

Vernon Coaker | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Vernon Coaker

Labour is proud of our armed forces and we support the principle of integrating the reserves to play a larger role. But we're clear that reductions to the regular Army must only take place at a pace that allows adequate uplift in the reserves to meet the shortfall. Otherwise we are taking risks with our country's defence and security. And that's not an option.

Marine Murderer: Life Must Mean Life!

Kevin Godlington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kevin Godlington

This Marine did wrong, he knows it, and we all know it. He will take his punishment on the chin I am sure, but he has also served his country, and did so gallantly. If he is to be tried for murder keep human rights legislation out of it and apply some common sense.

Post Traumatic Stress to Post Traumatic Growth - a Journey of Personal Innovation and Adventure

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martina Keens-Betts

My Grandfather tragically lost his friend on the battlefield and suffered from depression for the rest of his life, which rendered him unable to speak for the days surrounding 11 November. My Great Uncle was severely, severely shell shocked and as an additional complication, the PTSD triggered psychotic episodes during which there was an attempt to break into Buckingham Palace.