To protect the nation, we step forward and meet every challenge
The British Army protects the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper.
Life in the Army
If you’re thinking about joining I’d say just go for it – the Army is a fantastic career. LCpl Laura Phillips, Royal Signals
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.
Britain Takes Lead Role In Enhanced Forward Presence
The Army is currently deployed in over 80 countries around the world. Deployments vary in strength from single military advisors to full operational deployments.Baltics
Our Serving Troops
The British Army comprises of 112,000 experienced, committed and highly skilled Regular and Reserve soldiers.