Today sees the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of America in Washington DC. Thanks to a new scheme, a British Army reservist will be on duty with his US National Guard unit in the capital.
The Army is transforming and modernising to meet the threat of modern warfare. The Army Trials and Development Unit at Bovington designed a set of removable steps, made on a 3D printer, which could be built anywhere and attached temporarily in peacetime.
Community testing is getting underway in Greater Manchester with the Army committing almost 1,000 soldiers to assisting its 10 boroughs in breaking the chain of Covid infection.
On this day thirty years ago, Operation Desert Storm was launched to liberate Kuwait. The UK took a central role in the fight on land, at sea, and in the air under the codename of Operation Granby.
Gurkha soldiers deployed nationwide to test lorry drivers heading to Europe, had a tasty surprise with the arrival of their favourite meal – a traditional Nepalese curry or bhat to give it its proper name.
This week has been special for The Corps of Army Music which will be now known as The Royal Corps of Army Music, marking a new stage in its history.
The Armoured Trials and Development Unit, based at Bovington, Dorset and Makita UK have recently developed Toolkit 2025.
On Thursday 21 January 2021, the Army’s own think-tank, the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research (CHACR), will host its annual Global Analysis Programme Conference online.
MilDef, based in Cardiff, provide electronics for the Boxer armoured vehicles under a £20m subcontract awarded to them by RBSL and Rheinmetall.
Major General Sharon Nesmith has become the first female officer to command at the 2 Star level in the British Army, as she takes up the role of General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Army Recruiting and Initial Training Command (ARITC).
As part of Operation Rose – The Armed Forces response to supporting Road Haulier Coronavirus testing in Kent – troops from 36 Engineer Regiment, based in Maidstone, have been involved in welfare provisions to HGV drivers since Christmas Eve.
As 2020 draws to a close, we want to recognise the commitment of our troops serving across the world. Thousands of Armed Forces personnel are working across the globe this Christmas and New Year to help keep Britain safe, so people at home can enjoy the festive season.
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In this month’s issue:
- Fight Club: Online gaming boosts troops’ tactical awareness
- International Rescue: Teams reflect on extracting British citizens from pandemic hell
- Above and beyond: Operational honours and awards reveal reluctant heroes
The British Army’s newsletter has been re-introduced as part of our efforts to improve communications across the Army. IN FRONT is presented in a modern, smart phone compatible format so that it can be shared widely and to make the information more accessible. All ranks are encouraged to read it and follow the links to dip into areas of particular interest.
It can be hard to keep pace with the amount of change going on and with everything the Army is doing around the world. ‘In Front’ together with the Army Core Script enables the Army to speak with a more unified voice and ensures that serving personnel and the wider Army community are informed of current activity and the latest developments.