Between 20-24 January, the inaugural Royal Signals Ex Mercury Cypher was completed at the Joint Force Command Battle Labs, part of the Defence College at Shrivenham, Wiltshire. Established and run as part of the Royal Signals 100 centenary celebrations, the exercise was intended to challenge teams from across the Corps in cyber warfare.
Wiltshire based 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment has taken delivery of a new and revolutionary training system in the shape of a temporary urban structure to enhance training opportunities and exercises.
Major General Jez Bennett, Director Capability British Army, gave a speech today at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference & Exhibition held in Twickenham.
Private Kian Helm has become the youngest person to row across the Atlantic as part of a team aged 18.
New MOD partnership to protect the environment on Thorney Island. The Ministry of Defence and the Environment Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding creating a partnership that will develop new habitat and sea defences on Thorney Island.
Working under the strong downwash created by the rotors of a Chinook helicopter, troops have practised a key skill to move supplies around the battlefield.
Check out the refreshed Healthy Soldier Cookbook which offers over 40 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and smoothies. These recipes have been designed so that they can be made with very basic cooking equipment, all you require is a microwave or a hob and some simple utensils like a saucepan, frying plan, knives and chopping board.
The vast achievements of officers and soldiers during the past 12 months and prior has not gone unnoticed, with a total of 64 Army personnel recognised in the 2020 New Year Honours List, published in the London Gazette on Friday 27 December 2019.
HRH the Countess of Wessex takes the salute at today's Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
The Commando Logistic Support Squadron RLC has received a CGRM's Commendation for its consistent display of fitness and Commando skills.
HRH The Countess of Wessex was guest of honour at a special carol concert at The Royal Hospital Chelsea tonight as the British Army and the Chelsea Pensioners celebrated 75 years of service support by the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF).
The Commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Major General Paul Nanson CBE will be releasing a book on the 26th December entitled 'Stand up Straight'. This will contain simple and transformative leadership lessons that have been learnt at Sandhurst, employed on operations, and taken into everyday life. The aim is to bust some myths, drive some positive habits, and trumpet the ‘Serve to Lead’ ethos.
Colchester’s airborne gunners have worked with Royal Air Force helicopters to demonstrate their specialist ability to fire and manoeuvre by air.
TWO HUNDRED and fifty soldiers proudly marched through Market Drayton town centre on Saturday (7 December) to mark their return from a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Upcoming events & displays
Changing of the Guard
The Changing of the Guard is a popular London tourist attraction.
London and Windsor
19 December 2019
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In this month’s issue:
- Army Sergeant Major: WO1 Gav Paton on improving leadership, the recruitment issue, visiting nuclear bunkers and a whole lot more…
- Ukraine update: How British trainers are helping to save the lives of front-line troops
- Street smart: Royal Gurkha Rifle troops hone their urban warfare skills at one of the best specialised training facilities in the world
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