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The British Army is the land warfare branch of the British Armed Forces. The English army, founded in 1660, was succeeded in 1707 by the new British Army, incorporating existing Scottish regiments. It was administered by the War Office from London, which was subsumed into the Ministry of Defence in 1964. The professional head of the British Army is the Chief of the General Staff.


The full-time element of the British Army is referred to as the Regular Army and has been since the creation of the reservist Territorial Force in 1908. All members of the Army swear (or affirm) allegiance to the monarch as commander-in-chief. However, the Bill of rights of 1689 requires Parliamentary consent for the Crown to maintain a standing army in peacetime. Parliament approves the continued existence of the Army by passing an armed forces Act at least once every five years. In contrast to the Royal navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force, the British Army does not include Royal in its title because, after a historic struggle between Parliament and monarchy, the British Army has always been answerable to Parliament rather than the Monarch. Many of the Army's constituent regiments and corps have been granted the "Royal" prefix and have members of the Royal Family occupying senior honorary positions within some regiments.

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He was specifically asked about asylum seeker Haffizzulah Husseinkhel, 26, who is being held in a detention centre pending deportation. Haffizulah was an interpreter in Afghanistan for several years and helped the British Army but since his asylum bid was rejected he now faces being returned to a ...
Updated Capita's infamous Recruitment Partnership Project (RPP) for the Ministry of Defence has finally gone live, five years after the first deal was signed - and, surprise, surprise, it is riddled with bugs and missing critical functionality. Sources with past and present involvement in the £1.3bn RPP deal told ...

The US embassy in Jerusalem is likely to be built on what is today a muddy field on the site of a former British Army barracks. Ever since 1989, when the Israeli-Palestinian peace process began to gather steam, the US government has leased a plot of land from Israel for just $1. The 7.7 acre site, which is off ...
Mr Husseinkhel served on the front line for the British Army between 2010 and 2012, when he worked as an interpreter between British and Afghan officers. He spent several years working for NATO forces prior to that. He fled Afghanistan in 2014 after receiving death threats from the Taliban, and arrived in ...
London: A campaign from the British Army and Karmarama, has won the Grand Prix at the DMA Awards, having incorporated new technology into its strategy to accurately target those most likely to apply. The awards were revealed during a gala evening at London's Old Billingsgate, where 64 prizes were ...
The leading brand performers were E.ON, the British Army, the RNLI and Scope with three golds each, followed by Virgin Holidays which took two. In total, 17 different agencies and 22 brands won golds across the 33 categories this year. "It's been a year of change for our industry, with agencies evolving ...

Mr Husseinkhel told the Derby Telegraph earlier this year he believed he should stay in the country because of his links with the British Army and he "served British people". The 26-year-old worked with the armed forces in Afghanistan as an interpreter between 2008 and 2012 and since then has earned ...
A charity that campaigns against the recruitment of child soldiers has expressed alarm at the number of 16- and 17-year-olds who applied to join the British Army after the launch of a controversial advertising campaign. More than 19,000 under-18s applied to join the army between January, when the glossy ...
(CNN) He's no fan of the limelight. But Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor -- fifth in line to the British throne and better known as ...
British Army support of the Saudi Arabian military "should appal us all", according to the SNP's spokesman for international affairs, amid ...
Personnel prepare for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. The cabinet review is scheduled for early next year. Photograph: Dylan ...
... 20th Battalion of Rajputana rifles and the 1st Battalion of Royal Anglican Regiment of the Royal British Army will participate in the exercise, ...
As augmented reality (AR) technology gathers traction the British Army hosted a demonstration last month to show its capabilities in training ...
How The British Army, Skiing And Black Friday Go Together ... I fancied my school history teacher, I decided to join the British Army because I'd ...
The British Army's 'Ice Maiden' Expedition team have begun their historic journey across Antarctica, crossing the start line on the Ross Ice Shelf ...
Sergeant Bill Mott is a retired Garrison Sergeant Major with the British Army and he served the last 13 years of his 37-year career as the Master ...
Such an unexpected presidential verdict can stop a long-term military relationship between the UK and Kenya, as the British Army has been ...

This will include mounting the queen's guard outside Buckingham palace, but for now they've been busy with drill practice at HMS Excellent, ...
A FAMILY-run campsite in Lancashire is offering a glamping experience that will make action movie fans go weak at the knees. The property is ...
November 14, 2017 (Khartoum) - Sudan and Britain signed a military Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the armies of the two ...
To reach the highly strategic town of Baidoa in safety Forces News reporter Simon Newton and camera person Hannah King took to the air ...
Defence cuts have left the British Army 20 years out of date and unable to deal with the battlefield threat from Russian forces, a recently retired ...
It won the 'best overall image' out of the 780 photos entered into the annual prestigious British Army Photographic Competition.
A FORMER head of the British Army yesterday called for the government to use foreign aid money to compensate the armed forces for their ...
Rawalpindi: British Army Chief of General Staff (CGS) General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter was the chief guest at the passing out parade of ...
Rawalpindi: British Army Chief of General Staff (CGS) General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter on Friday acknowledged Pakistan Army's ...
SA Select women's lock and captain Nolusindiso Booi is excited to kick off their tour in England against the British Army in Aldershot on ...
One of the British Army's armoured infantry brigades is set to be disbanded and hundreds of its fighting vehicles scrapped as part of a ...
An army sergeant is on trial in England for attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute. The court in Winchester heard that ...
When Lance Corporal John James - known as JJ - Chalmers, 29, stepped on an explosive device, it could have killed him. Instead, it spurred ...
A former senior British Army officer who worked with an Afghan translator facing removal from the UK has said it is "ridiculous" that the Home Office plans to deport an interpreter who "helped save British lives". William Locke, who served for five months as troop leader of a squadron deployed in Afghanistan ...
It has been revealed that almost 18,000 British Army personnel are not medically fit to be deployed to all war zones. With force numbers falling and a large number of unfit soldiers, it has left only 60,546 members that can be sent to the frontline. The British Army is supposed to have 82,000 troops but that ...
On November 7, the British Army's Ajax armored reconnaissance vehicle completed its manned firing trials with its turret, which utilizes the ...
Updated | Russian president Vladimir Putin essentially wants to rebuild the Soviet Union and restore Russia as a "major power" in the world, ...
On November 7, the British Army's Ajax armored reconnaissance vehicle completed its manned firing trials [3] with its turret, which utilizes the ...
A British Army service dog is being awarded the highest honour available to animal combatants for displaying extraordinary bravery on the field ...
The British Army could be forced to abandon training troops in Kenya after the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered soldiers to stop ...
The head of the British Army has accused British politicians of creating an illusion of war and misleading the public with unrealistic ideals, ...
Yemeni-armed rebel tribes were in revolt, and in 1955 the British Army resumed control from the RAF "to preserve internal security", only for the ...
JEYPORE:Jeypore police on Thursday recovered a cache of ammunition, used by the British Army, from an abandoned septic tank near DIC ...
London: The man allegedly punched by England cricket team vice-captain Ben Stokes is a former British Army soldier who served in ...
A former British Army soldier masturbated in front of a young woman near Kent railway station in Cork after first engaging her in conversation, ...
British troops claim the £400m Foxhound armoured vehicles brought in to "deal with the demanding conditions in Iraq" are breaking down in ...
A special concert will take place at Lincoln Cathedral to raise money for army Benevolent Fund The soldiers' Charity, which helps the county's ...
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Malawi woman in British Army found dead at her home. September 27, 2017 Nyasa Times reporter 1 Comment. A post-mortem and investigations are being ...
A British Army veteran has spoken about his epic solo charity challenge, after he completed 115 marathons across America. Paul Wheeler, 35 ...
Ministers have visited General Dynamics' factory in Wales to see two armoured vehicles before they are delivered to the British Army. Defence ...
A court has heard that when the victim was shot he was running away from a British Army patrol because he had a fear of men in uniform.
The British Army is facing mounting questions over its vetting processes after clearing a soldier who "liked" Nazism on his public facebook ...


 

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