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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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She met her husband, British Army officer Bert Knill, and in 1947 came to England. It was not until 50 years later that she began to talk and write about her wartime experiences.
On February 15, the British Army surrendered. Singapore was now under Japanese occupation. Life did not change much for Singh except he had to learn Japanese in school.

The new rubber boot returned to England at the outbreak of WWI, when the British Army asked North British Rubber Company (now Hunter Boot Ltd), to make boots for the troops.
The group has around 4,200 youth members and was set up by former staff of the Royal Hong Kong Regiment, also known as The Volunteers, a local branch of the British Army disbanded in 1995. Tang Chi-shing, 12, admitted he didn't like it when he joined ...
Fake news in Bucks County's past? You can't be serious? The Native Americans did not name the Delaware nor did Robert Fulton get a hero's welcome in ...

British Army soldiers take part in Suwalki gap defence exercise in Mikyciai, Lithuania, June 17, 2017. Reuters/Ints Kalnins/File Photo.
Fijians currently in the UK on visitor visas who had applied to join the armed forces are been asked to return home. This is after phase one training for the British Army which was scheduled to start next month has now been cancelled with no new dates ...
Man's motives are not yet known and he is in custody, says police.
British Army soldiers take part in Suwalki gap defence exercise in Mikyciai, Lithuania, June 17, 2017. - Reuters picSUWALKI GAP (Polish-Lithuanian border), June 18 - US and British troops have carried out the first large-scale NATO defensive drill on ...
London - Although queen Elizabeth II's birthday is April 21, Saturday was her "official" birthday, as it's customary to celebrate her birthday publicly during the summer when the weather is nice.
It was later discovered that he had joined the British Army. The book claims that Craig "pushed and pushed" for the UVF to kill Catholic man Paddy McKenna on the Crumlin Road August 1989.
They will join the 2nd Battallion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, which is set to mount the guard on June 18, 26, 28 and July 1 and 3, according to a news release from the British Army. A total of 80 soldiers will be heading across ...
A forgotten World War II battle and current realities... What an upcoming museum near Imphal says about Manipur today.
After the British Army's military display for the Horse Guards Parade on Saturday, the monarch joined family members -- including her son Prince Charles, Charles' son Prince William, William's wife Kate Middleton and their children George and Charlotte ...
LEAVING a lasting legacy for the British Army and the British Muslim Community has earned a senior British Army officer a top accolade in this year's Queen's Birthday Honour list.
So unique was the situation, the papers had to go to Queen Victoria for royal approval and on May 23 of that year, he was enlisted as Territorial Number 6758 in the DLI - almost certainly the first black soldier to serve in the British Army . His ...

Castlemartin Range is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is one of 12 British Army training estates in the UK. Located about six miles from the town of Pembroke, it covers about 6,000 acres (2,400 hectares) of land on the south Pembrokeshire coast.
A second soldier has died from an incident which injured two others when a shell exploded in their tank during a "live fire" exercise in Wales.
Others visited the NBA, NFL and British Army. "The answers to the challenges posed by the industry don't always lie within the industry," explained Smith.
This stated that at a time when the king's cattle had been winning prizes in Britain, his Hindu subjects in India were petitioning to stop the slaughter of cattle for the British Army and permit the introduction of beef from Australia. It reported that ...
Kevin Vereen, U.S. Army Military police school commandant, and Brigadier David Neal, provost marshal of the British Army's Royal Military police, signed the Bond of Friendship declaration and performed a ceremonial toast reaffirming their commitment to ...
British-based-boxers Patrick Mendy (17-12-2, 1 KO) and Jone Volau (4-1, 1 KO) join Paul Smith, who challenges Tyron Zeuge for the WBA World title, in action on Saturday at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar with all three Brits attempting to upset German ...
The Regimental Band of the Honourable Artillery Company treat residents and guests of The British Home in California to a performance on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Sierra Madre.
Castlemartin Range is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is one of 12 British Army training estates in the UK. Located about six miles from the town of Pembroke, it covers about 6,000 acres (2,400 hectares) of land on the south Pembrokeshire coast.
The Battle of Naseby was the decisive encounter of the First civil war. It was fought on 14 June 1645, around 20 miles south of Leicester.
DOZENS of young recruits realised their dream of completing the tough basic training for the British Army. Major General T D Hyams, General Officer Commanding army Recruiting and Training Division, was both Guest of Honour and Inspecting Officer as 85 ...
DOZENS of young recruits realised their dream of completing the tough basic training for the British Army. Major General T D Hyams, General Officer Commanding army Recruiting and Training Division, was both Guest of Honour and Inspecting Officer as 85 ...
Fijians applying to the British Army this year will now have to wait until April next year. According to social media reports, 200 vacancies were open to all Commonwealth countries with the first phase of training expected to start next month.
It also includes an airfield from where British Army Helicopters are based, as well as a resident infantry battalion, an engineer squadron and various logistic units.
Its chief executive Major General James Cowan, who served in the British Army for more than 30 years, is in Yorkshire this week where he's giving a public lecture at the University of Leeds, as part of its war and peace studies conference.
Then there is the unknown and uncelebrated historian Partha Chatterjee who, to gain favours from his masters in West Bengal has the audacity to compare the Indian army chief to the temporary Brigadier General Edward Harry Dyer in the British Army who ...
Now aged 97, Mr Freemen first enlisted into the British Army 80 years ago, and fought with the 8th army throughout the Second World War.
According to the plan of military cooperation between the Ministries of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern ...
A lance corporal with the British Army during the Korean war, and dressed in the green blazer of the Royal Regina rifles, Clay stressed that he finds the air show to be incredibly impressive - and a great way for the military and the public to come ...
According to Charles Shoebridge, though - a former British Army and Metropolitan police counter-terrorism intelligence officer - "nothing was done by UK authorities" to stop UK citizens "joining jihadist groups in Libya and Syria.
THE story of a conscientious objector from Swindon who endured appalling conditions in Iraq during the First World War to care for wounded soldiers, has been published by his granddaughter.
The British Army's widespread use, during the Second Boer war, of a " scorched-earth" policy of destroying farms, livestock, and herding Afrikaner non-combatants (women and children) into concentration camps and then deliberately starving them to death ...
St. Luke's Garrison Church: Located at the Jalapahar army Cantonment, the church was founded in 1889 exclusively for the British Army. However, in September 1948, it stopped functioning since few Christians were left in the army of Independent India ...
General Sir Redvers Henry Buller VC, GCB, GCMG, 1839 to 1908, from Crediton was a British Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.
DOZENS of young recruits realised their dream of completing the tough basic training for the British Army. Major General T D Hyams, General Officer Commanding army Recruiting and Training Division, was both Guest of Honour and Inspecting Officer as 85 ...
New intake figures obtained by the Sunday Independent show 480 Irish citizens joined the British Army 1 New intake figures obtained by the Sunday Independent show 480 Irish citizens joined the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal navy between 2011 ...
DID YOU KNOW: On September 20, 1917, the same day that Lt Lindop was shot by a sniper, Corporal Ernest Albert Egerton, of Blythe Bridge, won the Victoria Cross, the highest honour the British Army can bestow, for single-handedly charging a machine gun ...
... 1914, landed in France - less than 24 hours later he was shooting at the numerically superior advancing German troops outside the northern French town of Le Cateau as the British Army retreated. His job, along with his comrades-in-arms, was to halt ...
Lawyers who pursued Iraq war torture and murder claims against the British Army have been cleared of any wrongdoing. Law firm Leigh Day, its co-founder Martyn Day and his colleagues Sapna Malik and Anna Crowther, faced a string of misconduct ...
The British Army has traditionally placed the hard-won experience of its senior officers at the heart of its decision-making process.
In this very place, American soldiers, led by heroes like Horatio Gates, Philip Schuyler and Benedict Arnold (yes, that Benedict Arnold) fended off a depleted and isolated British Army led by Gen. John "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne and helped turn the ...
The SSD was assisted by retired Dalit Mahar soldiers, who were part of the British Army. Ambedkar himself belonged to a defence family.
Instead, it focuses on the structural similarity in the manner in which the British Army in Punjab in 1919 and the Indian army in Kashmir in 2017 justified their 'innovative' methods of dealing with 'violent crowds'.
He noted that the fort graduated its 5 millionth soldier on Thursday, and each year it turns out more new soldiers than the entire British Army. "Fort Jackson has been here for 100 years ... it is a major training base. The largest we have," he said ...


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