British Armed Forces

Poppy Hijab - Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Dilly Hussain | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

The poppy hijab is a counterproductive and patronising campaign, which singles out Muslims as being a suspect community whose allegiance lies elsewhere. Many British Muslims do put their religion before their nationality but that doesn't make them any less integrated.

Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Sandhurst

Gareth Milner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Gareth Milner

On Friday the 25th of October 2013, Aung San Suu Kyi visited and spoke at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). I'm extremely privileged to have attended this event. Whilst writing this I've attempted to add value to the notes/scribbles I took.

LOOK: British Journalist Sits Down With Taliban Chief

Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

A British journalist has sat down for a terrifying interview with a Taliban chief, who vowed to take back Afghanistan once British forces leave. Mi...

'Soldier Box' by Joe Glenton

John Wight | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Wight

His recently published autobiography Soldier Box is a tour de force and must-read for anyone interested in what life in the British Army is like for the everyday soldier, the individual grain of sand among the amorphous mass that our politicians like to lavish praise on with gushing insincerity.

Britain Not Building 'Killer Robots', Minister Insists

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Politics

Britain has no intention of constructing killer robots that can go to war without being under the control of humans, the government has insisted. F...

Ned Simons

MPs Demand Right To Block Government From Arming Syrian Rebels

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

MPs are demanding parliament be given the right to veto any decision to arm the Syrian opposition movement, after the British and French governments s...

Boris Johnson Says Foreign Policy Not To Blame For Woolwich Attack:

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has said it was wrong to link yesterday's murder of a soldier in Woolwich with British foreign policy or the actions of Britain's armed ...

Army Vs Navy 2013

Gareth Milner | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Sport
Gareth Milner

This once a year event isn't the mighty US Army vs the US Navy, it's their plucky British brethren. It's the British Army vs The Royal Navy rugby match taking place on the 27th of April 2013. For visitors from America, it's sort of like American Football but without helmets and padding, oh and no passing forward either.

Iraq War Debate 'Blocked' By Government, Angry MPs Claim

Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics

The government has infuriated MPs by appearing to block a Commons debate on the anniversary of the Iraq War. The group has written a strongly-worde...

British Troop Levels In Afghanistan To Be Almost Halved By End Of 2014

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics

Around 3,800 British troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan during 2013, David Cameron has announced. The prime minister told the House of Commo...

Soldiers Complain To Boris About 'Horrible' Living Conditions

PA | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Soldiers complained on Friday about "horrible" living conditions, boredom and a lack of Olympics tickets as Boris Johnson visited their packed warehou...

Soldiers' Families To Lead Army Cuts Protests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

Parents of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are to take part in protests up and down the country against plans to reduce the size of the army. ...

Militarising Education - Sir, No, Sir!

Dr Jonathan Gilmore | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Jonathan Gilmore

As plans for the first state-funded Free School, staffed entirely by ex-soldiers, begin to take shape, the UK's current love affair with its armed forces seems to be moving in a worrying new direction.

Soldier Who Lost Both Legs Tells Of Christmas Baby Joy

PA | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK

An Army medic who lost both legs in Afghanistan and feared he might never have children has become a father for the first time. Sergeant Simon Harm...

At Least Three People Killed In Sucide Bombing Of British Base In Kabul

PA | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Two suicide bombers have attacked a British compound in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least three people and leaving two o...