British Army

Impunity in the Armed Forces, Inconsistency in the Foreign Office

Robin Jones | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Jones

The ECCHR and PIL Communication to the International Court affirms this when it states that those most responsible for British War Crimes are not the soldiers but those "high ranking civilian and military officials" reluctant to prosecute. If the Communication is successful, and the ICC is forced to act, these officials may yet be held to account.

Gates Lifts the Lid on UK Defence Issues

Ashlee Godwin | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ashlee Godwin

The warning issued by former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates over the UK's ongoing programme of cuts to its defence budget - and to its armed forces - was an unusual public intervention in UK policy by a high-profile member of the US political class.

British Soldier Charged For Coke Smuggling

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A serving British soldier has been charged with trying to smuggle 11lb (5kg) of cocaine through Heathrow Airport. Private Daryl Archer, 26, based a...

Who Dares Wins, in 2014

Joff Sharpe | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Joff Sharpe

Here's a more suggestion (as you bail the flood water out of your living room or look dejectedly out of the office window); how about running your organization like the SAS this year? Sounds risible? Forget the balaclavas and flash-bangs and think about making the following 10 promises in 2014.

British Ex-Soldier Faces Execution In DRC For Alleged 'Murder' Of Cellmate

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A British soldier is facing possible execution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, charged over the death of his cellmate, a death that independent h...

Marine A-Style Killings Have Always Been a Feature of Britain's Dirty Wars - Ever Heard of Batang Kali?

Joe Glenton | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Glenton

Last week, a Royal Marine was given a life sentence for murder. Such killings are framed as exceptions which do not reflect the "values and standards" of military service. In truth, war crimes carried out by British soldiers are not unusual.

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.

What is Wrong With Armed Forces Compensation? Everything

Alex Ford | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

One thing would definitely come out of the massive change that is needed, there would be a lot fewer news stories like this one. Because it is not the fact that three women got a compensation payment for injuries sustained whilst marching, it is the fact that they were treated differently to other military personnel that grabs the headlines.

'We Were There To Act Like A Terror Group'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Members of an elite British Army unit have admitted breaking the law by killing unarmed men during the Troubles. A BBC Panorama documentary reveals...

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.

Policy Exchange Is Wrong: Human Rights Will Not Destroy Our Military Capability

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

To exempt the military is to suggest that the Second Estate somehow has a special status. This was the case in the past, when rulers could declare a state of war to enforce repressive policies. But society has advanced. When it comes to the rule of law, no one is special.

The British Army Seen Through A Lens

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

Dirty trenches in far-off countries and mundane army routines may seem unlikely opportunities for award-winning photography, but the British Army has ...

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...

LOOK: Heartbreaking Wills Written By Fallen Soldiers Of World War One

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

The poignant and heartbreaking last recorded words of thousands of Britain’s fallen heroes from WW1 are to be made available online. Her Majesty...

Third Brecon Beacons Soldier Death Named

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

An army reservist who died after falling ill during SAS selection training in the Brecon Beacons earlier this month "adored the army" and believed pas...

Third Soldier Dies After SAS Selection Exercise

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A third army reserve soldier has died from injuries sustained during SAS selection training in the Brecon Beacons, the Ministry of Defence said. Th...

Belfast Violence Symbolises Lost Peace Process

The Conversation UK | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

The reappearance of Northern Ireland on the global stage is largely a result of violence in Belfast. First, loyalists - who demand that the region remains within the UK - rioted after a vote on December 3, 2012 to restrict the Union flag flying above Belfast city hall.

General Sir David Richards' leadership will be missed on both sides of the Atlantic

Luke Coffey | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

Many in the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces found his level of ambition to be intimidating. For others, his leadership style was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale department. Nevertheless it was this ambition, and his leadership abilities, that brought him to the very top of his profession.

MoD Name Soldier Who Died On Brecon Beacons

PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

One of two servicemen who died during the selection process for the Territorial Army's section of the SAS has been named by the Ministry of Defence (M...

Were Brecon Beacon Soldiers OnTerritorial Army SAS Training?

PA | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK

Two servicemen who died during a military training exercise on the hottest day of the year were taking part in the selection process for the Territori...

Could SoaringTemperatures Have Killed Two During Military Exercises?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

Police are continuing to probe the deaths of two servicemen who died "yomping" in the heart of some of Wales' most rugged terrain, during a military t...

SAS Sniper 'Had Gun And 300 Rounds of Ammo'

PA | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A handgun and more than 300 rounds of ammunition were recovered when police raided the quarters of an SAS sniper, a court heard on Tuesday. Sergean...

Talking to the Taliban in Afghanistan Doesn't Betray the Dead - It Honours Them

Alex Ford | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

Soldiers may fight wars, but it is politicians who not only start them, the politicians getting around a table and talking also finish them. In a dirty and nasty war which has cost over 35,000 people's lives, the only real way to come out with a solution to the annual cycle of fighting is to discuss it.

Danny Alexander: 'The Army Has More Horses Than Tanks So Can Make Cuts'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics

Danny Alexander has hit back at defence secretary Philip Hammond and the Ministry of Defence for resisting cuts to its budget. "In a department whe...

LOOK: This Is The British Army's Terrifying New Toy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Tech

This is not, as you would be excused for thinking, the fevered imaginings of small child but is in fact the British Army's latest new toy. The fran...