To protect the nation, we step forward and meet every challenge
The British Army protects the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper.
Life in the Army
If you’re thinking about joining I’d say just go for it – the Army is a fantastic career. LCpl Laura Phillips, Royal Signals
16 Air Assault Brigade, the Army's rapid response airborne formation, has remained at very high readiness to deploy on overseas operations and training.
The Royal Engineers from Brompton Barracks in Chatham, Kent were in the vanguard when it came to confronting coronavirus and now, as the British Army begins to resume training, they are once again forging ahead.
Today (Thursday 28th May) 124 recruits marched onto the parade square at the Army’s Training Centre at Pirbright; an hour later they proudly marched off as the first batch of soldiers to be welcomed into the British Army since the coronavirus lockdown.
A portrait of Colonel Sir Tom Moore, the 100-year-old Yorkshire-born veteran has been gifted to the Army Foundation College in Harrogate. He became a national hero after raising more than £33m for NHS charities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Army Sergeant Major (Army SM), Warrant Officer 1st Class Gavin Paton, recently visited soldiers from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh who are operating a coronavirus Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) in Gloucester.
This time 80 years ago, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was in headlong retreat towards the French Channel ports, pursued by the onrushing German Army. Luckily, the bulk of that Force was evacuated from the beaches, but there is so much more to commemorate than the ‘Miracle of Dunkirk’ on this, the 80th anniversary of the Battle of France.
A team of Gurkha soldiers from Kent are running the distance of Land’s End to John o’ Groats to raise money for their local hospital trust.
Britain Takes Lead Role In Enhanced Forward Presence
The Army is currently deployed in over 80 countries around the world. Deployments vary in strength from single military advisors to full operational deployments.Baltics
Our Serving Troops
The British Army comprises of 112,000 experienced, committed and highly skilled Regular and Reserve soldiers.