British Army

Life as an Army Apprentice - National Apprenticeship Week 2013

Rob Fenn | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Fenn

Being selected to work on the team was intense - CVs, interviews and technical assessments - but well worth the effort to be a part of history. My branch of the Army (REME) are experts in repairing and maintaining all of the Army's kit, and I do mean all of it - tanks to trucks; pistols to Apache helicopters!

Military Equipment May Not Return From Afghanistan

Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

More than 40% of Britain's Afghan military equipment may not return to the UK, according to Government exit strategy plans. Millions of pounds wort...

Hamid Karzai Is Only Saying What Soldiers Have Known for Years

Joe Glenton | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Glenton

Karzai's argument that the UK troop increase in Helmand in 2006 created today's insecurity will sting politicians, but what he says is true. I remember the events clearly; I was in Afghanistan at the time.

Britain Is Slipping Deeper Into the Sands of Mali

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Inch by inch and day by day, Britain seems to be sliding ever deeper into the shifting sands of the Malian desert. It is, in my view, a military adventure that's unnecessary, ill-advised and fraught with danger.

Women in Combat Won't Work? Where's the Proof?

Planet Ivy | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Being a good shot is not gender-specific, it's a skill. As are hand to hand combat and military tactics, disciplines in which 'small' can be trained to overcome 'big'. Just ask the Viet Cong.

Why Stalingrad Matters Today

Mark Perryman | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Perryman

World War Two has become an epic of nostalgia entirely disconnected from the cause of anti-fascism, the sacrifices made by the Red Army on the Eastern Front once again hidden from history. Stalingrad, forgotten, scarcely meriting a mention in the mainstream media despite its fixation with all things WW2.

Filmmaker Writes To MoD Over 'Shameful' Operations On Live Pigs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone has written to the Ministry of Defence to protest against the "barbaric and shameful" use of live pigs to train B...

Army Granted Extra Five Days Holiday Over Christmas

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

The British Army has been granted an extra five days holiday this Christmas in recognition of their hard work during 2012. Defence officials have o...

How Can We Expect the Kids to Sort Their Behaviour Out?

James Wharton | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Wharton

While the focus of this week's National Anti-Bullying Week will be aimed at children and teenagers, we mustn't overlook and forget the vast number of adults, some of whom are public officials, who equally need to take heed of this important annual event.

Lest We Forget? The Irish Did

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott De Buitléir

Whether right or wrong, it's extremely uncommon in Ireland to see anyone wearing a poppy, commemorating those who died while serving in the British Army. If one were to ask why, an initial response could be that it is a British custom and not an Irish one.

British Troops 'Could Be Deployed In Syria'

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

British troops could be deployed to intervene in Syria in the event of a major humanitarian crisis, the head of the armed forces said today. Genera...

Two Gurkhas Shot Dead In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

Two Gurkhas have been killed in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform, in what appears to be the latest "green-on-blue" attack on Brit...

British Army Afghan Deaths 'Not Friendly Fire'

PA | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

An initial review into the deaths of a Royal Marine and an army medic in Afghanistan has revealed the killings were not caused by "friendly fire", the...

North Korean Official Executed With A MORTAR

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Politics

Taking the role of dictator to new Bond-villan levels of extremism, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered one of his senior officials be ...

British Soldier Dies From Wounds Inflicted In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

A soldier has died after being wounded in Afghanistan last month, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. The serviceman, from 1st Battalion Grenadier ...

British Soldier's Horror At Being Strafed By 'Friendly-Fire American Apache Helicopter

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

A rifleman told an inquest on Thursday how he thought he was going to die in a tragic friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan in 2009. Rifleman Denve...

16 Year Old Soldiers but Not Voters

Sian Powell | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Politics
Sian Powell

My youngest sister has just turned 16 and about to receive her GCSE results this week, she cannot buy a drink in a pub, drive or vote but she could join the Army, she could even choose to commit herself to the life of a soldier until she was 22. All this before she could even vote for those deciding her fate.

Dead Soldiers' Body Parts Kept Without Permission From Families, MoD Admits

PA | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

The body parts and tissue of soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been kept by the Ministry of Defence without the permission of their families, offici...

Inquest For Hanged Soldier Anne-Marie Ellement, Allegedly Raped By Army Colleagues

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

The suicide of a female soldier - who claimed she was raped by two fellow military police officers - is to be reinvestigated after family members comp...

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...

'Fire Shadow' Missile Can Stay Aloft For Six Hours Before Hitting Moving Target

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Tech

The British Army has reportedly taken delivery of a missile which can stay aloft for six hours before hitting a moving target. The Fire Shadow miss...

Exact Timing Of Afghanistan Withdrawal 'Undecided', Says No.10

PA | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Politics

No decisions have yet been taken on the exact timing of withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan after the end of this year, prime minister David...

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. ...

A Cruel and Reckless Fate: Army 2020

Richard Denny | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK
Richard Denny

Individuals that have provided years of loyal military service will have an extremely hard time accepting these upcoming redundancies and the slashing of historical traditions.

Michael Rundle

Interview: British Army Corporal On War, Tanks And Video Games

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Tech

How do soldiers feel about war in video games? It's a controversial question - and one that has been on the agenda again recently. But in our ex...