British Army

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...

Help For Heroes Site Crashes Due To Surge In Donations

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

The charity Help For Heroes has been swamped with donations, leading to its website crashing after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered while wearing one of...

70 Years on From the Dambuster Raid

Group Captain Mike Neville | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Group Captain Mike Neville

This week, we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the celebrated Dambusters raid, one of the most daring operations carried out by the RAF during WWII.

I Hope You Voted

Gareth Milner | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Whether you're Labour, Liberal Democrat, Conservative, UKIP, Green Party or other, you will have good people in your party. It also goes to say that whatever your affiliation, you'll have bad people in your party too.

'I Have Lost The Love Of My Life And The Father Of Our Son'

PA | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

Three British soldiers killed when an explosion hit their armoured vehicle in Afghanistan have been named. They were Corporal William Savage and Fu...

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.

'Britain Has Paid A High Price, But Work In Afghanistan Is Vital'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

David Cameron said the country had paid a "very high price" after three soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan but said such th...

Three British Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK

Three British soldiers have killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan. The soldiers, from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Roy...

Securing the Future of Afghanistan

James Arbuthnot | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
James Arbuthnot

In our report published today, we concluded that, at the end of UK operations in Afghanistan in 2014, the best the UK will be able to do is to withdraw in good order and engage with external partners to improve Afghanistan's future prospects.

Pressure On Home Secretary Over Afghanistan Veteran's Extradition To USA

PA | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

Pressure has increased on the home secretary to intervene in the case of a former soldier who is facing extradition to America over fraud allegations ...

Who Is to Blame for Violent Ex-Servicemen?

Alex Ford | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

This story is about young men (and yes, it is mostly men) who leave the forces early, rather than those who have undertaken multiple tours and spent a decent amount of time in the services. It's about those young men who already have a propensity for violence and who can't handle the discipline of the army. It's about how they are discharged and then booted out into society.