British Army

Utopia: Kraig Wilson's New Photographs

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and to commemorate it Wilson asked the British Army if they would allow him to photograph serving men who are also part of the LGBT community.

This Savagely Huge Flamethrower Was Actually Used In WW1

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

The savage tragedy of the first World War is well understood - but until you see some of the weapons used in the conflict, it's hard to appreciate jus...

FactCheck: What About the Britons Who Fight for Israel?

Channel 4 News | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Channel 4 News

There are around 100 British nationals serving with the IDF as we speak, apparently with no legal difficulties. But a Brit who trains or fights with any anti-Assad rebel group runs the risk of being jailed as a terrorist. If we are worried about young British Muslims heading off to the Middle East to receive military training, should we be equally worried about Jews?

A Female Perspective - Mentoring PTIs at the ANA Officer Academy

Kate Lord | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Kate Lord

Prior to Real Madrid's 4-0 thumping of Osasuna last month, Sergio Ramos had netted just 1 goal in 43 appearances in all competitions this season. Fast-forward to the present day and the defender has 5 in his last 6, including a brace against Bayern to cement Los Blancos' place in the Champions League final.

Memorial or Ideological Advertisement? Lee Rigby and What We Should Actually Remember About Soldiers

Gregor Smith | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

We're just over a week away from the first anniversary of the death of Lee Rigby. The soldier, wearing a Help for Heroes hoodie, was murdered in broad...

It's a Man's World - Mentoring In Qargha

Kate Lord | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Kate Lord

A year ago I was offered a chance to deploy to Afghanistan as a mentor at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy located in Qargha, out to the west of the capital city of Kabul. My job here is to mentor the Afghan female PTIs who will deliver the physical training syllabus to the female officer cadets...

Bravest of Allies: The Gurkhas' Longest Fight

Rebecca Novick | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Novick

"Never has the trust that was then placed in the Gurkha soldier ever been in doubt. Alongside his British comrade in arms he has fought in many parts ...

Defence Secretary: Women Could Be Allowed In Combat Roles

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

Women could soon be allowed to serve in combat roles in the British military it emerged today, after defence secretary Philip Hammond announced he had...

Afghanistan Helicopter Crash Victims Named

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Five British servicemen killed when the Lynx helicopter they were travelling in crashed in southern Afghanistan have been named by the Ministry of Def...

Impunity in the Armed Forces, Inconsistency in the Foreign Office

Robin Jones | Posted 16.06.2014 | 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...