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
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.
A rescue mission to retrieve more than 100 British travellers stranded in remote parts of Nepal was carried out with military precision - when the British Gurkhas Nepal were called in.
Defence Medical Services, Lichfield Cathedral and Luxmuralis Artistic collaboration, Peter Walker and David Harper, have come together to pay tribute to the contribution of nurses in civic and military life.
Today is the 200 th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the pioneering nurse whose birthday is now celebrated annually as International Nurses Day. Although the fight against Coronavirus has limited this year’s activities, we and our partner organisations will still take time to remember Florence’s life and the vital role nurses play in keeping us safe in war and peace.
In the run up to VE-Day 75, soldiers from 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, visited one of our own heroes of the Second World War, Corporal Ray Lord of the 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.
Helping the Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust, Major Dave Richmond has been working to make Headley Court, the site of the former military rehabilitation centre in Epsom, Surrey fit for use by the local NHS 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.