It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of a soldier from The First Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
Today, over 320 members of the defence industry gathered virtually with the British Army at the Land Industrial Symposium to discuss mutual investment in the transformation of the Army and the future security and prosperity of the United Kingdom.
On 25th June 1950, North Korea, backed by communist China and the Soviet Union, invaded South Korea. Answering the call of the United Nations, Britain and her Commonwealth allies were soon supporting the South Koreans and Americans.
Sgt Pamela McNeill, a metalsmith in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, has been named as the winner in the ‘Defence’ category of the Rising Star 2020 awards, which celebrates female talent across a range of sectors.
This year, due to Coronavirus, physical Pride events across the globe have been cancelled. Undeterred, the Army has a full schedule of virtual events that will ensure that LGBT+ soldiers and allies can celebrate, connect with each other, and above all, be visible.
Throughout the pandemic, Guardsmen from the Household Division have continued to guard Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, St James’ Palace and the Tower of London, in addition to forming a COVID Support Force. To pay tribute to Her Majesty on the occasion of her Official Birthday.
Royal Military Police and the charity Crimestoppers appeal for information on anniversary of Christina’s death. A £20,000 reward is offered for information given anonymously to Crimestoppers
This year sees the 80 anniversary of the foundation of three special elements of the British Army. In this article we will look at their foundation and the vital role they still play today.
Today (Friday 5th June) 60 recruits marched on to the parade square at Army Training Regiment, Winchester (ATR(W)); within an hour they had proudly marched off as the first batch of soldiers to complete training in the regiment since the coronavirus lockdown.
16 Air Assault Brigade, the Army's rapid response airborne formation, has remained at very high readiness to deploy on overseas operations and training.
The Royal Engineers from Brompton Barracks in Chatham, Kent were in the vanguard when it came to confronting coronavirus and now, as the British Army begins to resume training, they are once again forging ahead.
Today (Thursday 28th May) 124 recruits marched onto the parade square at the Army’s Training Centre at Pirbright; an hour later they proudly marched off as the first batch of soldiers to be welcomed into the British Army since the coronavirus lockdown.
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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In this month’s issue:
Back to business: Rifles resume training with Estonia in mind
Rooting out racism: What the Service is doing to combat prejudice
Hard launch: Army’s new Aviation Brigade scrambled for coronavirus response
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.