On the 18 February 2020 the Attestation for 432 newly selected Gurkhas took place in Pokhara, Nepal. The Chief of the General Staff (Head of the British Army) was the Inspecting Officer as the 432 newly selected Gurkhas were on parade the first time after only a few days of drill training.
Congratulations to Captain Rosie Wild, who has just become the first woman to pass P Company, the All Arms Pre Parachute Selection.
More than 2,500 regular and reserve soldiers from 7th Infantry Brigade (the Desert Rats) are currently deployed on a six-week training exercise on Salisbury Plain.
Guardsman Gregg Westwood, 1st Bn Grenadier Guards, proposed to his partner Mercedes Witchalls at White City’s Television Studios on ITV’s Live show ‘This Morning’ programme.
150 University Officer Cadets making up 13 teams have taken part in the annual Royal Signals UOTC competition: Ex LIGHTNING STRIKE. A fun and informative competition, the exercise introduces cadets to the diverse roles and equipment of the Royal Signals.
The Welsh Regiments’ Reception took place at Portcullis House, a parliamentary building adjacent to the House of Commons. Representatives from The Royal Welsh, both 1st Battalion and their Reserve counterparts 3rd Battalion, as well as 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG) and 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, took the opportunity to talk through recent highlights and their upcoming military activity in 2020 and 2021.
More than 650 teenagers marched on their way to a new career when they graduated from the Army’s flagship training establishment for 16-17 year olds on February 13, 2020, watched by HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex.
3 Army Air Corps and their Apache attack helicopter prepare for a major exercise to demonstrate the British Army’s ability to rapidly deploy in support of our allies.
The Army is on course to hit recruitment target as the number of applications rise. Record numbers of people are joining the Army as the latest data reveals it is on track to hit its recruitment target, the Recruiting Partnership Programme has announced today.
Today at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) at Shrivenham in Wiltshire, the Director General Joint Force Development, Air Marshal Edward Stringer CB, CBE, hosted the launch of the ‘Integrated Warrior’ event.
Corporal Leon Hinds (Royal Logistic Corps) has won Gold in the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Master 2, Super-heavyweight category at the IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal.
A soldier killed on his second tour of Afghanistan has been honoured with the naming of a new road near his home. Jamie Webb Drive is the gateway to a new community in Handforth, Wilmslow, Cheshire, in memory of Lance Corporal Jamie Webb who died following a suicide bomb attack on his patrol base in Helmand Province in March 2013.
British soldiers and veterans have been recognised for their heroism and inspiration at this year’s The Sun Military Awards, known as the Millies, announced yesterday at a special ceremony in London. The Millies recognise remarkable feats of bravery, sacrifice and selflessness within the Armed Forces.
Dame Kelly Holmes MBE recently paid a visit to the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in Leuchars Station. As the Honorary Colonel of the Royal Armoured Corp Training Centre, Bovington, she spent her time talking about mental resilience and chatting with the soldiers.
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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