Ten members of the British Army have today been recognised in the Armed Forces Operational Awards List, 2020.
Today the immaculate icons of the United Kingdom the Grenadier Guards took over their duties as the Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace without fuss or fanfare. Following Government advice to encourage social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, in the Royal Household, and the military has decided to temporarily cease the ceremonial that usually accompanies the Changing of the Guard and is such a draw for members of the public.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a reduced requirement for training from the Iraqi Security Forces and a subsequent pause in the Coalition and NATO training missions in Iraq.
The body of Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon was repatriated to Royal Air Force Brize Norton today, 19 Mar 20. The Reservist and Combat Medical Technician with the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, was killed at Camp Taji in Iraq on 11 March 2020, aged 26.
Due to the developing COVID 19 situation, and based on current Government advice, we have had to pause face-to-face recruiting and basic training operations.
The Potential Officer Development Programme visited various sites across London as they tried to distinguish the defining characteristics of an art work.
On Sunday 15th March 2020, the Irish Guards took part in their annual St Patricks Day Parade. They were issued with Shamrocks by Lady Carleton-Smith, wife of Chief of General Staff.
It is with great sadness that the British Army must confirm the tragic death of Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon whilst on duty in the Middle East on 11 March 2020.
On Tuesday 17th March 2020 equestrian experts The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will replace the Foot Guards as the Windsor Castle Guard. It’s the first time the unit has been tasked with the role since 2008.
Today at Headquarters Field Army in Andover, Hampshire, the first UK female Army reservist to be promoted to the rank of Major General assumed the appointment of Deputy Commander Field Army.
The third Army Apprenticeship Awards have taken place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst recognising the best apprentices from across the Army. The nominees, who were already recognised as the best in their cap badges, were nominated for one of four categories; Intermediate, Advanced, Chartered Management Degree level and Apprentice Champions, reflecting all stages of the Army Apprenticeship.
Delegates at the RUSI integrating Information Manoeuvre Conference in London have been listening to the Army’s Director Information, Major General Jonathan Cole OBE, following up on his speech at last year’s DSEI Conference to explain how the Army is developing Information Manoeuvre capabilities.
Upcoming events & displays
Changing of the Guard
The Changing of the Guard is a popular London tourist attraction.
London and Windsor
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8 November 2020
In this month’s issue:
Magazine milestone: Soldier celebrates 75 years of service 1945 Issue
Back with a bang: Training resumes at Sennelager
Trenton tales: Troops reflect on the end of South Sudan mission
Clinical capability: Army medics join forces with NHS counterparts
Winter sports: Meribel hosts Inter-Services action
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