UK Soldiers

Army Boy Blasted With 'Makeshift Blowtorch' After Selling Poppies

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK

A 15-year-old army cadet has been attacked with a "makeshift blowtorch" in Manchester, minutes after selling poppies for Remembrance Day. The cadet...

Extremist Terror Reaches Liberal Shores

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Kokulan Mahendiran

While it may be more comforting to consider these men but lone wolves acting upon their own deranged ideas, that no longer seems to be the case. In this age of social media and easily accessible information in which we live, it is no longer necessary for contact to be made for a message to be passed on.

Anatomy and Ammunition: A Day in the Life of a Student Soldier

The Huffington Post UK | Isabella Smith | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Bryony, 23, is the Senior Under Officer of the University of London Officer Training Corps (part of the Army Reserve). She is studying for a BSc in sp...

Belfast Students Campaign For Poppy Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a university in Northern Ireland are proposing a motion to ban the selling of poppies in their students union, saying it is a "divisive in...

Violence Flares As Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Clash With Russian Troops

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

A Russian marine has apprently shot dead a Ukrainian officer, in what Ukrainian authorities insinuated was one of a number of ploys to cause disorder ...

LOOK: Crisis In Crimea But There's Still Time for A Soldier Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Crimea might be on the brink of war, with troops from neighbouring Russia tightening their grip on the region, but amidst the tension people are still...

'Man Up': The Shift From 'Warrior' to 'Brave', Which We Need Men to Do

Nick Clements | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

On the internet and down the pub, men are regularly chastised about their lack of hardness, and advised to 'Man Up' - strap on a pair, grow some balls, stop being such a wuss, toughen up. All typical calls to the superficial macho male.

Matthew Tucker

'War Is Organised Murder' | Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

On Armistice Day, we can think of no better tribute than to give you the damning verdict on war, massacre and brutality, from the mouths of those who ...

Our Modern Remembrance Is All About Forgetting

Django Wylie | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
Django Wylie

The worthy practice of donating first-hand, with its inherent 'nothing in return' aspect, has been replaced with the more morally ambiguous purchasing of an mp3. When you put pennies in the Chelsea Pensioner's box and collect your poppy, you are forced, however momentarily, to individually reflect on the meaning of the paper token you've acquired.

Man Sees Pregnant Wife Stabbed Live On Video Chat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK

A heavily pregnant woman was stabbed repeatedly as her horrified husband watched on helplessly from overseas, it has been revealed. Rachel Poole, 3...

A Million Miles Away...

Alex Ford | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Alex Ford

For me it sums up my tour in Afghanistan. In the picture I am hot, sweaty; covered from head to foot in protective gear; helmet, glasses, body armour, blast pants, gloves, boots... carrying my rifle, ammunition, equipment, food, water.

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...

Second Dead Brecon Beacons Soldier Named

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

The second of two army reservists who died in the Brecon Beacons has only now been named as Edward Maher, because his identity had not been confirmed ...

PICTURES: Fijian Soldier Sits Down In Front Of The Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Emily Verdouw | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

A Fijian soldier confused a crowd cheering The Queen when he suddenly sat down after speaking with her. Many in the crowd believed the man had coll...

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...

Families Of Soldiers Killed In Iraq Can Sue Government

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK

Families of British soldiers killed fighting in Iraq can bring damages claims against the government, the Supreme Court has ruled. Relatives want t...

WATCH: Fox Cub With Jar Stuck On Head Approaches Men For Help

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

Foxes are notoriously shy of humans so this little critter was clearly in desperate need of assistance when he approached two men to help him out of a...

People of Woolwich Will Defy the Far-Right and Come Together Over Killing of a Soldier Son

Martin Newman | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK
Martin Newman

The people of Woolwich and nearby Plumstead have a strong bond with the army, one forged as much from living cheek to jowl as through mutual suffering... The EDL and its rally last night in the town centre will hold no sway over the response of the community in dealing with this horrific crime.

Military Men Much More Likely To Commit Violent Crimes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

Young men who have served in the military are much more likely to commit violent crimes than those who haven't, a study has shown. Men who had seen...

The Rise of the Neo-Chickenhawks

Joe Glenton | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Glenton

Sorely under-used today, chickenhawk was a popular expression during Vietnam. It describes an individual, often a politician, who clamours for war while avoiding military service. George W. Bush is a prime example.

Army Redundancies - Bad for the Military but Good for Britain's Businesses

Sir Rob Fry | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Politics
Sir Rob Fry

Despite the bleak outlook for the UK's defence capability, this is a significant opportunity for London's businesses to recruit talented officers and soldiers with invaluable skills. They have been proven in demanding battle situations and can bring a significant range of skills that are very relevant to today's uncertain and rapidly changing business environment.

Do We Really Need to Know What Harry Did in Afghanistan?

Alex Ford | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Ford

Soldiers are required to do just one thing. Kill the enemy. It's their job. Everyone knows it's their job. It's obvious it's what they do. But when you are a member of the Royal Family... should you actually say that you have?

'It's Like Having Your Family With You': Troops Celebrate Christmas In Afghanistan

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK

Troops serving in Afghanistan celebrated this Christmas with presents from home, a traditional roast turkey lunch and a charity fun run. Around 9,0...

Ghosts Of War

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.10.2012 | Home

Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse's hauntingly beautiful photos remind us of the soldiers and civilians who suffered during World War 2 on the very streets that we ...