British Army

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.

Engineering Apprenticeships in the Army

Richard Hoggarth | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Hoggarth

I wanted a job which combined the hands on element of working with vehicles and electronics and an active lifestyle where I can get out and about, play sport, and stay fit and active. When I was looking around for these types of jobs there were not that many so when I saw the advert for Army apprenticeships.

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 ...