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
The Army Foundation College in Harrogate saw over 500 teenagers march on their way to a new career when they graduated from the Army’s flagship training establishment for 16-17-year olds on today.
Colchester-based 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) is deploying to the Afghan capital Kabul from late September as part of the UK’s enduring support to the Afghan Government. Their mission is to protect NATO military and civilian advisors working in government ministries, as well as UK mentors based at the Afghan National Army Officers’ Academy.
Forty soldiers from the Light Dragoons have deployed to Whaley Bridge to help emergency services battling to reduce water levels at Toddbrook Reservoir.
256 (City of London) Field Hospital, based in Walworth, have recently conducted Exercise Medical Challenge (EMC19) with the help of other Reserve units from across London.
Aspiring professional rugby players have been put through their paces by Colchester’s airborne gunners to learn about the parallels between professional sport and the military.
Proud soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment – nicknamed The Vikings – were handed medals today for their successful operational deployments to Afghanistan and South Sudan. This was made all the more specials as they were also celebrating Minden Day.
The Army has outlined its plans to rebalance the Field Army to ensure that it can compete with and defeat adversaries both above and below the threshold of conventional conflict. Lt Gen Ivan Jones, Commander Field Army (CFA), has described plans for rebalancing his command which will see changes to the structure of the Field Army’s primary formations.
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.