British Army

British Army Accused Of Racism Over 'Blackface' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

The British Army has been accused of racism after posting a picture of a soldier which a number of people complained appeared to reference blackface. ...

Theresa May Will Let British Military 'Opt Out' Of Human Rights Convention

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK

Theresa May is to release British troops from observing some human rights responsibilities in battle, in an attempt to protect them against vexatious ...

Transgender Soldier Chloe Allen Becomes First Female To Serve On Frontline

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK

A transgender soldier in the British Army has been hailed as a trendsetter for becoming the first female to serve on the frontline. Guardsman Chloe ...

Amid the Chilcot Report, We Must Not Forget the Lessons of Britain's Occupation of Southern Iraq

Jamie Gaskarth | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jamie Gaskarth

While much of the commentary on the Chilcot report is on the decision to go to war, it is important not to miss the lessons of Britain's occupation of Southern Iraq. How it went from a brilliantly successful initial invasion to a rapidly deteriorating security situation and finally what Chilcot described as the 'humiliating' spectacle of doing a deal with violent militia groups to stop attacks on British troops holed up in their bases is an important story.

Training Starts Tomorrow

Olivia Cox | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

In last week's post, I alluded to the fact that I had signed up to do a 10k run. In fact, I more than alluded to it - I outright stated it. And I'm ashamed to say that it wasn't strictly true. In fact, what I had done is challenge the editor of a well-known running magazine to a race. I mean, you can probably see the flawed logic already.

Stopping Running Turned My Hair Purple

Olivia Cox | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Style
Olivia Cox

I posted the results on Instagram, snapchatted a few selfies, and informed my whatsapp groups. I was hoping for validation. What I got was a stream of Barney The Diansaw pictures and cry-laughing smilies. One colour-challenged friend even sent over a picture of Papa Smurf. That's blue, stupid.

Soldier 'Took Female Recruit To Private Place And Raped Her'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK

An ex-army recruitment sergeant who committed a string of sexual assaults on female recruits took one to a "private place" to rape her, a court has he...

The Unelected Goon Who Made Those Corbyn Comments Should Be Court Martialled

Owen Winter | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

Who is the real threat to national security? Is it the democratically elected Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn? Or is it the general who has threatened democracy and the freedom of the British people to elect their leaders? At least Jeremy Corbyn has the guts to speak for himself, rather than hiding behind the 'unnamed general' mask.

An Estate Agent Is Offering Free Housing To Homeless Ex-Veterans

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

An estate agent has taken to Facebook to offer 20 empty homes to homeless ex-service personnel in a bid to get them off the streets and help them turn...

Afghan Interpreter Who Saved The Lives Of British Soldiers Is Stranded In Calais

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

An ex-soldier has set up a Crowdfunder campaign to raise money for an Afghan interpreter he served with in Helmand, who is currently stuck in Calais t...

A Tribute To Prince Harry's 10-Year Army Service

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Prince Harry is today leaving the British Army after more than a decade of service. The Royal, who is fifth in line to the throne, has served two ...

UK 'Sleepwalking Into Russia Crisis' And We Can't Defend Ourselves, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

Former military leaders have expressed their concern over the UK's ability to defend itself against a Russian attack, as the Government was accused by...

British Army Creates Facebook Soldiers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech

The British Army has announced the creation of a brand new brigade whose sole task will be to wage a war on social media. The 77th Brigade will co...

Ebola Fears For British Military Medic After 'Needle Injury'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK

A British military healthcare worker has been brought back to England for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury while treating a pers...

How BBC3 Changed the Future of War Reporting

Christian Hill | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Christian Hill

As the world becomes an increasingly dangerous place for foreign correspondents, the MoD is rebooting its relationship with the media, drawing upon the skills of the servicemen and women already out on the ground. Who needs reporters, when you can do it all by yourself?

Brits Are Joining The Kurds Fighting IS

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

A British army veteran is one of several Britons who has travelled to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State, according to Facebook posts. The ...

Women Don't Have 'Warrior Ethos' To Serve On Frontline, Says (Male) Ex-Commander

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

Many women lack the "killer instinct" needed to fight in wars and allowing them to serve on the frontline would harm the Army's "warrior ethos", a for...

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.

Poppy Hijab - Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Dilly Hussain | Posted 30.12.2014 | 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.

'Tall Order' For SAS To Track Down 'Jihadi John'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK

It is a "tall order" to expect even the SAS to track down the extremists responsible for the murder of British aid workers, a former head of the armed...

Utopia: Kraig Wilson's New Photographs

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 03.10.2014 | 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...