Former Army Air Corps Apache Pilot and British astronaut Maj Tim Peake has spoken about how aerospace can help inspire future generations after flying with the Red Arrows. He joined the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team for a scheduled, practice flight which involved a 20-minute display. The astronaut flew in the rear seat of Red 1’s aircraft, getting to feel, first-hand, the team’s hallmark combination of close-formations, precision passes and dynamic loops and rolls.
The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) have recently been conducting their Annual Crew Tests and their Annual Troop Assessment Training on Castlemartin Ranges in South West Wales.
On the 16th July 2019 The Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR) formally presented The Queen’s Truncheon to Her Majesty The Queen, in a private ceremony inside Buckingham Palace in the 1844 room. A silver ring with an inscription about the event has been added to the The Queen’s Truncheon, on the staff, and Her Majesty was keen to see this. Major General G M Strickland DSO MBE (Colonel RGR), talked about the Truncheon and answered her questions. Her Majesty stated it was a pleasure and nice to see.
It's not every day you see a 62.5 tonne Challenger 2 Tank drive onto the UK’s Fleet Flagship HMS Albion. But Exercise Baltic Protector offered a rare opportunity to demonstrate how British Army tanks can be moved and projected ashore using Royal Navy and Royal Marines amphibious platforms.
On the 13th July 2019, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst opened its doors to over 400 young people (aged between 12-16) and their adult volunteers from Youth Organisations across the UK to celebrate World Youth Skills Day (WYSD). The attendees took part in challenging leadership, physical and problem-solving tasks allowing them to test themselves, work in teams and discover new skills, knowledge and friends.
Military Working Dogs and their handlers have demonstrated their unique bond during the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment (Royal Army Veterinary Corps) (1 MWD Regt) Commander’s Canine Challenge.
For almost 70 years 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade, also known as “The Iron Fist Brigade”, have been stationed in Germany with their permanent home being in the City of Paderborn since 1992. However this long association with the City is coming to an end with the Brigade returning to the UK as part of Op Faran, the re-deployment of British Army Units from Germany.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, took the salute during a parade of more than 1,300 service personnel, cadets and veterans at the Armed Forces Day National Event in Salisbury.
The handover has taken place, of the position of Governor of Edinburgh Castle, from the current incumbent, Maj Gen Mike Riddell-Webster, to the new Governor, Maj Gen Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, on 24th June 2019.
Soldiers past and present will be the stars of a free show marking Armed Forces Day in Essex.
From humanitarian work, through mental health support to the Armed Forces, to responding to the nerve agent attacks last year - 65 regular and reserve soldiers and officers of the British Army are being recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
In a powerful demonstration of inter-services capability, the Army’s most potent aircraft has landed aboard the Royal Navy’s largest warship.
Soldiers from D-Squadron, The Royal Lancers have spent May deployed alongside the Finnish Army on Exercise Arrow 19, where they have provided reconnaissance for a Finnish Armoured Infantry Brigade.
The British Army hands significant honour to a very special six-year-old.
Upcoming events & displays
Her Majesty's Cavalry
This six-part-series follows the oldest and most recognisable regiment of the British Army, The Household Cavalry, in a year of dramatic change. From riding horses at the Royal Wedding, to riding armoured fighting vehicles across the Middle East, our cameras were allowed inside to see what life is really like for the soldiers, from the newest recruits to the most decorated officers.
29 June 2019
8 June 2019
10 November 2019
11-20 October 2019
Closing date: 06/12/2019
Gurkhas dive the Great Barrier Reef and how mental resilience training helps recruits through tough times.
One man and his dog:
Soldier joins veteran on epic coastal trek
Army coach shares top tips in World Cup month
In deep down under:
Sub-aqua package caps off Aussie stint for Gurkhas
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. This newsletter together with a new Army Core Script enables us all to speak with a more unified voice wherever we serve in the Army.
BAR 175 - Summer 2019
This edition of the British Army Review (BAR) has been designed to supplement the RUSI Land Warfare Conference, focusing on 'Securing Competitive Advantage.'