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
On the 18 February 2020 the Attestation for 432 newly selected Gurkhas took place in Pokhara, Nepal. The Chief of the General Staff (Head of the British Army) was the Inspecting Officer as the 432 newly selected Gurkhas were on parade the first time after only a few days of drill training.
Congratulations to Captain Rosie Wild, who has just become the first woman to pass P Company, the All Arms Pre Parachute Selection.
More than 2,500 regular and reserve soldiers from 7th Infantry Brigade (the Desert Rats) are currently deployed on a six-week training exercise on Salisbury Plain.
Guardsman Gregg Westwood, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards, proposed to his partner Mercedes Witchalls at White City’s Television Studios on ITV’s Live show ‘This Morning’ programme.
150 University Officer Cadets making up 13 teams have taken part in the annual Royal Signals UOTC competition: Ex LIGHTNING STRIKE. A fun and informative competition, the exercise introduces cadets to the diverse roles and equipment of the Royal Signals.
The Welsh Regiments’ Reception took place at Portcullis House, a parliamentary building adjacent to the House of Commons. Representatives from The Royal Welsh, both 1st Battalion and their Reserve counterparts 3rd Battalion, as well as 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG) and 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, took the opportunity to talk through recent highlights and their upcoming military activity in 2020 and 2021.
More than 650 teenagers marched on their way to a new career when they graduated from the Army’s flagship training establishment for 16-17 year olds on February 13, 2020, watched by HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex.
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.