1. The Royal British Legion launches 2011 Poppy Appeal

    28th October 2011 by admin

    The launch of the 2011 Poppy Appeal, which is aiming to break previous years’ fundraising totals by raising £40m, was yesterday attended by Members of HM Armed Forces. The appeal, which is celebrating its 90thanniversary this year, raises funds needed to support those currently serving in Afghanistan, veterans of past conflicts, and their families. The  Read more…


  2. Prince Charles and the Duke of Westminster to attend military display in Newcastle to mark the Yeomanry’s 40th Anniversary.

    3rd October 2011 by admin prince-of-wales-general

    In his capacity as Royal Honorary Colonel of the regiment, The Prince of Wales will salute 60 soldiers of The Queen’s Own Yeomanry, from the Territorial Army, at Newcastle’s Grey’s Monument. The regiment then marches on through the city centre behind a convoy of tanks, and flanked by army cadets and veterans. The Prince will  Read more…


  3. Wootton Bassett lowers its flag for last time as it prepares for repatriations to move to Brize Norton

    31st August 2011 by admin Wootton Basset

    The repatriation flag will be lowered for the last time in Wootton Bassett tonight. As the sun sets, the church bell will toll to mark the end of an era for a town that has become synonymous with the death of British servicemen and women. Since 2007 Wootton Bassett has ground to a halt each  Read more…


  4. Is it the end of cavalry, as Dragoons are to be merged with infantry?

    9th August 2011 by admin

    One of Scotland’s oldest regiments is to be merged with the infantry. The end of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards marks the demise of the British Army’s cavalry after 350 years. The cavalry, which dates back to the Civil War in the 1640s, will no longer be able to operate as an independent force but  Read more…


  5. Prince Charles at Wattisham air base to present Afghanistan war medals.

    21st July 2011 by admin

    As colonel-in-chief of the Army Air Corps (AAC), Prince Charles was at Wattisham air base to present Afghanistan war medals. The Army Air Corps (AAC) provides air support to soldiers on the ground. Having just returned from a four-month tour of duty in January, Two squadrons from 4 Regiment, who operate Apache helicopters were there  Read more…


  6. Gurkhas Help Destroy Massive Explosives Haul in Afghanistan

    29th May 2011 by admin fuse

    Gurkhas took part in a mission to destroy a Taliban haul of explosives, they blew up enough homemade explosives to kill a hundred British soldiers. A controlled blast in the Afghan desert destroyed more than 800kg of explosives in an operation which involved the 2nd Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles, the Afghan Uniformed Police (AUP), and  Read more…


  7. See it through their eyes – Battlegroup Afghanistan

    1st April 2011 by admin battlegroup

    The conflict in Afghanistan has seen the men of the Royal Armoured Corps engaged in some of the fiercest fighting since World War Two. Now they tell their story in The Tank Museum’s new exhibition ‘Battlegroup Afghanistan – The Armoured Soldiers’ story which opens to the public in April. In their own words, the serving  Read more…


  8. Duke of Westminster launches memorial fund to honour Liverpool World War One Pals

    21st March 2011 by admin Duke of Westminster arrives at Liverpool town hall

    The Duke of Westminster, Honorary Colonel of The Royal Armoured Corps, today pledged £10,000 to The Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund as part of a campaign to commemorate Liverpool’s World War One sacrifice. At the campaign’s launch held at Liverpool town hall councilman Joe Anderson generously presented a cheque for £10,000 on behalf of Liverpool’s city council.  Read more…


  9. Royal Irish Regiment soldier becomes Afghan hero after saving eight-year-old girl

    27th January 2011 by admin

    Corporal Aran Rushe, a 26-year-old Army medic from Portstewart, Co Londonderry, braved a hail of Taliban bullets to help save an 8 year old girl who had been shot by insurgents. The incident happened when Royal Irish Regiment troops came under attack from the Taliban when they were  helping a local farmer move his trailer.  Read more…


  10. New Army helmet saves 3 soldiers’ lives

    8th November 2010 by admin

    Ranger Silbert Wilson, 20, Corporal Tommy Creighton, 25, and Ranger Alan Hawthorne, 23, all escaped injury when Taliban bullets hit their ‘Mark 7′ combat helmets during operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan. The soldiers, all from Northern Ireland, serve with the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment. The ‘Mark 7′ is newest helmet of the  Read more…


  11. Armed Forces Day events across UK honour military

    27th June 2010 by admin armed-forces-day-small

    Support for the work of the Armed Forces has been shown by thousands of people in towns and cities across the UK. Cardiff hosted this year’s Armed Forces Day, with some 350 other events elsewhere. The event follows a week in which nine UK service personnel serving in Afghanistan have died, taking the death toll  Read more…


  12. Dragoon Guards provide security for Afghan villagers

    14th May 2010 by admin

    The mantle to protect and rebuild the village of Gorup-e Shesh Kalay near Nad ‘Ali, following Operation MOSHTARAK has now been taken up by British cavalry soldiers from C Squadron of the Royal Dragoon Guards. The cavalry soldiers are carrying out a dismounted infantry role during their six-month tour of Afghanistan. They have recently taken  Read more…


  13. The Prince of Wales visits the 1st Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles on Salisbury Plain

    11th February 2010 by admin HRH visits the 1st Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles on Salisbury Plain.

    The Prince of Wales today thanked Gurkha soldiers for taking care of Prince Harry during his time in Afghanistan. His Royal Highness met about 200 soldiers, their wives and children from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles as they trained on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire ahead of deploying to Afghanistan from next month. As Colonel-in-Chief, The  Read more…


  14. Army bridge reconnects flood-hit town of Workington

    8th December 2009 by admin worthington

    The town of Workington in Cumbria has been reunited with the opening of a new footbridge after last month’s devastating floods, which split the town in two. Barker Crossing, which crosses the River Derwent, was named after PC Bill Barker, who lost his life the Northside Bridge collapsed as he directed traffic away from it.  Read more…


  15. Newbury Racecourse joins forces with Tickets For Troops to offer service personnel the chance to go racing for free

    4th December 2009 by admin

    Newbury Racecourse joins forces with Tickets For Troops to offer service personnel the chance to go racing for free Newbury Racecourse has pledged to offer 250 free tickets to service personnel next year. The racecourse has joined forces with the not-for-profit organisation Tickets For Troops to give sailors, soldiers and airmen the chance to enjoy  Read more…


  16. The Singing Soldiers

    20th October 2009 by admin The Soldiers - Coming Home

    Sergeant-Major Gary Chilton, Sergeant Richie Maddocks and Lance-Corporal Ryan Idzi are used to fighting on the front line but they are now trying to battle their way up the pop charts. Next Monday the trio, who call themselves The Soldiers, will make history by becoming the first group of serving British troops to release an  Read more…


  17. British forces past and present are celebrated at Britain’s first Armed Forces Day.

    27th June 2009 by admin Prime Minister Gordon Brown meets cadets before attending a service to mark the 1st annual Armed Forces Day

    Across Britain on Saturday, thousands hit the streets – from Aberdeen to Worthing, from Barnet to Birmingham – to celebrate Britain’s first Armed Forces Day. Showing their pride and appreciation for the country’s military, towns and cities across the country were decked in bunting and Union flags Britain’s servicemen and women, past and present, paraded  Read more…


  18. ‘Stupid Cupid’ faces Army and Police action

    3rd March 2009 by admin

    A streaker who ran across the Ewood Park pitch dressed as cupid has been dumped by the girlfriend he was trying to impress… James Miller, a 20-year-old soldier in the Light Dragoons regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps, also told how the prank grew out of a dare he made on social networking website Facebook.  Read more…


  19. Dragoon Guards to be honoured by march

    26th February 2009 by admin

    BRAVE soldiers returning home after battling the Taliban in Afghanistan could be honoured with a double celebration this summer… Members of 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry) may be given the chance to march through the streets if they are granted the freedom of the City and County of Swansea to mark their  Read more…


  20. Prince Harry set back in latest flying test

    16th February 2009 by admin Prince Harry carries a 9mm pistol and wears body armour in the desert in Helmand Province

    Just days after he got into a major controversy over a racist remark against one of his army colleagues, Prince Harry has suffered yet another setback this year by failing in his first flying test…. The 24-year-old third-in-line to the British throne has flunked the theory-based flying test at a Royal Air Force base in  Read more…