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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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British comedic legend Tommy Maitland has been announced to host ABC's irreverent talent show competition THE GONG SHOW, which premieres on ...

Risedale sports and Community College and the British Army in Catterick have signed a covenant to recognise the union between the organisations.
The 58-year-old is a former soldier in the British Army and has also worked as an artist and poet. He's a well-known figure in Moss Side, and has lots of friends, his family said.
The British government has been recruiting Gurkhas, who aspire to join the British Army, for more than 200 years and getting selected is no easy task.
FInformation from a British Army inquiry into the deaths of two soldiers at a base should be disclosed to their families, a coroner ruled.

Capt Andy Sanger laughs when it is put to him that his army rugby players might feel pressure as they walk out in front of 80000 fans at Twickenham tomorrow ...
"My father and my grandfather also served in the British Army, so I am happy that Kanwar Singh has joined the army. It's a great feeling.
SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has strongly criticised the call by the House of Commons Defence Select Committee for an end to investigations into killings and torture carried out by British Army and security force personnel, which he says can be seen as a ...
THE FAMILY of an army veteran have released shocking pictures of him in a coma after a vicious street attack left him fighting for his life.
There is a drive backed largely by unionist and Tory MPs and the right-wing media to force the authorities to provide legislative cover for British Army personnel (including undercover death squads such as the FRU, MRF and SAS) involved in killings and ...
Let's open the door, for our readers, and permit them to peek inside the rooms of the Israeli army Staff. The Israeli general-staff of 15 'alufim' (ranks ranging from Colonel up to General) is doubtless the youngest, most dynamic general-staff in the ...
Seventeen women were among the officer cadets who graduated at the Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst this month. One of them, commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment, became the first British Army officer to join a close combat unit. The historic ...
army girl, who couldn't bear to 'burden parents', found dead. World | 25 April 2017. JAMES TOZER. London - A former British Army musician who kept her mental health battle secret from her family for fear it would burden them was found dead in a hotel ...
Just two weeks before, the British Army had narrowly escaped Nazi encirclement in northern France. But by June 18, France had fallen and a Nazi invasion of England beckoned.
The army bomb squad were forced to carry out a controlled explosion this afternoon after an antique grenade was discovered during the renovation of a house.

Tory James Heappey (wells) asked Mr Anderson: "I wonder if you might join me in confirming your belief that the British Army should not be subject to further investigations for the actions that they took during the Troubles? "Would you confirm that ...
"Over a period of more than seven years, Martyn Day, Sapna Malik and Leigh Day [the firm] made and maintained allegations that soldiers in the British Army had murdered, tortured and mutilated Iraqi civilians," Timothy Dutton, QC, acting for the ...
First mooted and abandoned over a decade ago, the plan to raise a Sikh regiment in the British Army was revived before the 2015 election, considered by the chief of army staff, and has again been dropped, official sources told Hindustan Times.
"In endorsing or adopting his clients' accounts, Mr Day was conspicuously alleging that up to 30 members if the British Army were involved in a cover-up." Dutton continued: "Even after Martyn Day and Sapna Malik realised [by May 2013] the claims were ...
Steve Taylor took over command of the PWOR on Sunday afternoon from Lt.-Col. Joe Parkinson during a parade at the Armouries on Montreal Street.
Hurst was a member of the British Army's Force Research Unit (FRU), one of whose tasks was running Spies in both loyalist and republican paramilitary organisations.
The British Army is holding an engagement event at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April where local people seeking a challenge, adventure or training either in their spare-time or as a full-time career can find out about a ...
Man tries to locate the families of the owners of more than 14,000 British Army dog tags. By: Rachael Kalinyak, April 20, 2017 (Photo Credit: By Kguirnela - Own work, CC BY 3.0).
Gladiator, the TP52 racing yacht owned by British industrialist Tony Langley, will be competing at this year's Sperry Charleston Race Week (April 20-23) with injured British Army Afghanistan veterans making up part of the pro-am team. The Charleston ...
STILLWATER - After a decade of working with the Open Space Institute, Saratoga National Historical Park has acquired 170 acres of historically significant land.
Tope conducted several sudden raids on British Army and after the defeat of his army he would slip off to some another place to form a new army.
The peace treaty that ended the war let Gurkhas serve under contract in the East India Company army then, later, the British Army. The Gordon Highlanders and Gurkha Regiment first fought side by side during the Battle of Dargai in Pakistan in 1897.
DRACONIAN anti-terror legislation that permits employment discrimination to not only ex-political prisoners but also their families saw a British Army officer cadet kicked out of the military. The news was passed to the high-performing young woman on ...
The National army Museum is the leading authority on the victorious and colourful history of the British Army, with its rich tradition of regiments, its important role in Defence, wars, Civil disasters and State Occasions.
By Richard Kemp, retired British Army Colonel. I DON'T think this will amount to anything at all. North Korea knows it cannot possibly survive an attack by them against either the US or its allies.
A rally of up to 1,000 British Army veterans and their supporters and a counter-demonstration by a republican group outside Belfast City Hall passed off peacefully on Friday.
A former British Army chaplain has been appointed as the new principal of one of the UK's leading Baptist seminaries, Spurgeon's College.
"This new contract, extending the use of the capability, is a proof of the strong relationship between Saab and the British Army, and a renewal of our commitment as a highly trusted complete training provider to a leading military customer," says Asa ...
The Prime Minister has spoken of her pride at witnessing the Sandhurst graduation of the first female officer commissioned into a British Army ground close combat regiment. The unnamed female soldier will join the Royal Tank Regiment after the army ...
As noted in the Telegraph, the tags Mackay found are believed to be among the first stainless steel ones commissioned by the British Army, and may have been created in anticipation of the introduction of the newer-model tags. It's likely the army ...
The first field exercises with the British Army's new mercury family of cadet training radios are expected to begin on 19 April.
British Army informer Stakeknife can be linked to the murders of 18 fellow IRA men who he sacrificed to protect his cover, it has been claimed.
A teenage boy shot dead by the British Army in Derry just months after the Bloody Sunday massacre of 1972 was totally innocent and posed no threat to anyone, a coroner has said.
The harsh conditions of life in the British Army included severe discipline. crimes such as theft or desertion could result in hanging and punishments; lashings, were administered publicly.
Nottingham Rugby swept to victory over a British Army XV in Portugal, scoring seven tries in a 43-31 win. Billy Robinson scored two tries to complete the impressive result for Ian Costello's men.
General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited has been awarded a GBP 330 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to design and develop the next-generation tactical communication and information system as the initial phase of the MORPHEUS ...
Wanted: Role-players to act as generic, multicultural civilians in a fictitious country willing to help prepare British soldiers for the challenges of warfare.
"During university, I was a reservist in the British Army's uniformed anti-terrorist unit. This lasted for three years, and this was one of the reasons why during the Antal-government I got a job at the Ministry of Defense.
"He has impeccable leadership credentials, which you would expect of someone who was one of the youngest Lieutenant Colonels in the British Army. "He has a proven track record of project and strategic management and excellent commercial skills and ...
15, 1916 the British Army sent tanks into battle for the first time and introduced the armored fighting vehicle into modern warfare.
MORE than 200 British tank have rolled into Estonia in a bid to scare off Vladimir Putin's Red army. Brit heavy tanks, light tanks and mobile artillery arrived in the seaport of Paldiski before joining the 200 British troops and 50 French soldiers ...
A KenyaN cattle herder has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a former British Army officer on a ranch in Kenya. PUBLISHED: 00:01, Wed, Apr 5, 2017 | UPDATED: 17:34, Wed, Apr 5, 2017.
The British Army has completed its first army Warfighting Experiment (AWE 17), which culminated in March 2017 with a four-week live testing and experimentation period on Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA).


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