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DDC-OFFICIAL-20220628-190-0055.jpg Future Soldier

General Sir Patrick Sanders opens the RUSI Land Warfare Conference with his speech

I stand here as the first Chief of the General Staff since 1941 to take up this position in the shadow of a major state on state land war in Europe. As I do, I’m reminded of the words of a man in whose footsteps I tread.

Published: 28 Jun 2022

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Headquarters South West hosts Female Festival of Sport

The Female Festival of Sport organised by Headquarters South West has been held at Tidworth, Wiltshire aimed at encouraging service personnel of all ranks to get involved and maybe try a sport for the first time.

Published: 24 Jun 2022

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Shema has goals on and off the court

Every journey starts with one step. How far you go on that journey can be influenced by lots of different factors. Motivation is one of those factors and it can come from anywhere and at any point in your life.

Published: 23 Jun 2022

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Flags rise across the UK to mark the start of Armed Forces Week

Across the country flag raising ceremonies have taken place to kickstart the events of Armed Forces Week. Flags were raised on public buildings, council offices, London City Hall and the Houses of Parliament to pay tribute to the UK’s servicemen and women ahead of the National Armed Forces Day.

Published: 20 Jun 2022

Brigadier General Jean Laurentin assumes command of 1st (UK) Division from Major General Charlie Collins DSO OBE People

French Brigadier General to command British Army Division

The British Army’s 1st (United Kingdom) Division is to be led by a French Brigadier General for the second time.

Published: 17 Jun 2022

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Training on Dartmoor prepares soldiers for Falkland Islands deployment

Reservists from regiments across the British Army have been perfecting their skills on the open moorlands and deep valleys of the Dartmoor National Park, Devon in preparation for their deployment to the Falkland Islands.

Published: 23 May 2022

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QRH learn CBRN skills and capability; making them ready and deployable to go anywhere

Soldiers from The Queen’s Royal Hussars have carried out counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training at the Defence Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centre near Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

Published: 17 May 2022

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Thousands take part in milestone Tor De Force on Dartmoor

In glorious sunshine and after a two-year break, 2491 teenagers from across the South West of England took on the nation’s largest Defence led youth outdoor event, traversing the Dartmoor National Park, and tackling The Ten Tors.

Published: 11 May 2022

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Army Adventurous Training Groups new wing in Halton

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Officer Cadets have been the first students to use the brand-new facilities at the Army Adventurous Training Groups new wing in Halton, Lancaster.

Published: 27 Apr 2022

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Army deliver Alexander Stadium Commonwealth Games test event

British Army athletes helped put the lead venue for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games through its paces on Wednesday (20 April).

Published: 22 Apr 2022