The British Army hands significant honour to a very special six-year-old.
The body of Guardsman Mathew Talbot was today (Tuesday 14th May) repatriated back to the United Kingdom aboard a Royal Air Force C17 transport aircraft from Malawi.
It is with great sadness that the MOD must confirm the death of Guardsman (Gdsm) Mathew Talbot of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards in Malawi on Sunday 5 May 2019. He was deployed as part of a counter poaching operation.
Gurkhas have the honour of guarding Her Majesty the Queen in London as they take on the ceremonial duties traditionally associated with the Guards’ regiments.
In a rare sight in London, the Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry with their magnificent Drum Horse Perseus accompanied the Queen’s Life Guard on their ride through Wellington Arch and down The Mall to their duties at Horse Guards.
The Royal Signals have celebrated the 40th anniversary of the annual Lanyard Trophy. The 40-mile endurance competition took place on Dartmoor from 12-14 April 19, with 36 teams taking part.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson bid farewell to Army aviators as they took off for Estonia, where they will be training alongside NATO forces working to reassure our allies and deter our adversaries.
Paratroopers are training to survive and fight in the challenging conditions of the jungles of Belize.
The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment were put through their paces today during the annual Major General’s Inspection in Hyde Park to prove their readiness for another busy summer of pageantry.
British Army Mental Resilience Trainers visited D-Day Veterans at The Royal Hospital Chelsea to discuss how the Army's approach to mental health training has changed over the years.
Members of the public at the Tower of London were treated to a jaw-dropping spectacle as the British Army’s Band of the Coldstream Guards performed a rendition of the Game of Thrones theme music, as the ‘Night’s Watch’ characters from the global TV phenomenon joined the soldiers in a unique military display.
Command of the United Kingdom’s ground-based air defence systems has transferred from the Royal Air Force to the Army. Jt GBAD (Joint Ground Based Air Defence) was renamed to 7th Air Defence Group under the new Operational Command of the Army’s Force Troops Command.
The latest Operational Honours and Awards list, Op List 51, has been published recognising conspicuous bravery and selfless service in the many operational theatres across the globe.
Personnel of 5 Armoured Medical Regiment (5 Armd Med Regt) and 22 Field Hospital are currently deployed to the dusty heat of the Oman desert on Exercise KHANJAR OMAN 19 (Ex KO19).
Upcoming events & displays
Channel 5 documentary ‘Raw Recruits’ documents the lives of Junior Soldiers as they pass through Phase 1 training at Army Foundation College Harrogate, the British Army’s only Junior Entry Phase 1 training.
22nd February 2019
Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks
27 April 2019
Gloucester Rugby Club
8 June 2019
5-6 June 2019
10 November 2019
11-20 October 2019
Closing date: 06/12/2019
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