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Often considered to be the most important units in the British Army.
A range of units from the Army Prosecuting Authority to the SAS.
Army photographer Corporal Russ Nolan covers Exercise Mulberry Tree in Wisconsin, USA...
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: British Army of the Rhine
The second British Army on the Rhine was formed on 25 August 1945 from 21st Army Group.
British Army deployments British military history is a long and varied topic, extending from the prehistoric and ancient historic period, through the Roman invasions of Julius Cæsar and Claudius and subsequent Roman occupation; warfare in the Mediaeval period, including the invasions of the Saxons and the Vikings in the Early Middle Ages...
It was renamed the British Army of the Rhine on 25 August 1945 and eventually formed the nucleus of the British forces stationed in Germany throughout the Cold War.
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  British Army - MSN Encarta
However, the army was still relatively limited in size and major engagements, such as the Battle of Waterloo, were fought with the aid of allied contingents.
As a result, the British Army’s central contribution to the allied victory between 1915 and 1918 was made by a blend of Territorials, “Kitchener Army” volunteers, and conscripts.
By the end of the war, the British Army, particularly the BEF under its commander Sir Douglas Haig, had surpassed most of its rivals in the adoption of modern tactics.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781533661/British_Army.html   (1536 words)

  British Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Government's attempt to mollify the Natives by delineating the Appalachians as the westward limit for European settlement was the primary motivator of the American colonies in launching the secessionist American War of Independence.
The British army was heavily invloved in the Napoleonic Wars in which the army served from Spain across to Europe to North Africa in the South.
The British army is still the major coalition presence in the city of Basra and the Southern regions of Iraq.
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 British Fourteenth Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many of its units were from the Indian Army as well as British units and there were also significant contributions from East African divisions within the British Army.
It is referred to as the "Forgotten Army" because its operations in the Burma Campaign were often overlooked by the contemporary press, and have remained more obscure than those of the corresponding formations in Europe to this day.
Offensive operations under the command of Fourteenth Army then paused for the rest of the war, whilst an offensive to retake Malaya by amphibious landing, Operation Zipper, was planned.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Fourteenth_Army   (744 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: British Army Infantry
The British Army's Infantry is comprised of 55 battalions of Infantry, from 32 Regiments.
The British Army currently employs a process known as arms plot, which involves an infantry battalion performing one role for a period of time (usually two and a half years), before being posted elsewhere to re-train and take up another role.
Two notable ones depicting the modern British Army have been Spearhead from the period of the late 1970s, and Soldier Soldier from the early to mid 1990s.
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 British army demotes mascot goat, Billy - Boston.com
A British army regiment's ceremonial pet goat was demoted in disgrace after it marched out of line before a host of dignitaries during a parade to mark Queen Elizabeth II's birthday, a military spokesman said Saturday.
Undated photo released by the Ministry of Defence of a British army regiment's ceremonial pet goat which was demoted in disgrace after it marched out of line before a host of international dignitaries during a parade to mark Queen's Elizabeth II's birthday, a military spokesman said Saturday June 24 2006.
British legislators were told last month that keeping the pets costs the equivalent of $55,000 a year.
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 British Army: 1939-45
After the fall of France in June, 1940, the British Army was mainly used to protect the British Empire.
British Army units also took part in the Allied invasions of Sicily, Italy and France.
British military leaders are reluctant to accept heavy losses unless the scales of victory are weighted in their favour.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWbritishA.htm   (929 words)

 British Army   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Before the Civil War, the army was raised as required by the King, who would warrant gentlemen to raise companies, this being a direct throwback to the feudal concept of fief where a lord had to raise a certain quota of knights, men at arms and yeomanry.
The British Army is currently serving in Northern Ireland in the 'military aid to the civil authorities' capacity.
British forces were part of the spearhead group that initiated actions in Afghanistan that was implemented in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
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As in 1914, the British Army which went to war in 1939 was a small, long-service force which lacked the great reserves of trained soldiers necessary to bring it up to a size equal to those of its continental allies or enemies.
The Army enjoyed a great advantage over its German namesake in that it was, from the start, able to provide all its divisions with sufficient motor transport to move their infantry from their own resources.
The cruiser tanks with which the British fought most of the Desert War were insufficiently protected and it was not really until they acquired the Sherman from the Americans that the Royal Armoured Corpshad a weapon with which it could meet the Germans on equal terms.
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 The U.S. Army Professional Writing Collection
The British Army fought its post-World War II campaigns in the predominantly rural jungle conditions of Malaya, Kenya, Borneo, Guyana, and Dhofar to the desert conditions of Palestine; Muscat and Oman; Radfan; and Kuwait and was successful in small-scale and medium-scale operations.
Even during the Napoleonic wars, the British Army found itself as an inferior force in an asymmetric conflict and was therefore compelled to combine a Fabian conventional strategy with the use of indigenous guerrillas to disperse and overextend the French.
As the 20th century ended, the British Army's experience in the Balkans had more in common with its colonial past than with its commitment to war on the plains of Europe, and the persistent low-intensity conflict in Northern Ireland was viewed as the last stage of imperial withdrawal.
www.army.mil /professionalwriting/volumes/volume3/november_2005/11_05_2.html   (4304 words)

 Regiments of the British Army: Overview
Snapshots of the British Army, in the form of rolls of regiments at various periods in the Army's history, serve to illustrate the evolving continuity and heritage of the regimental system that has been described as both the envy and puzzlement of the rest of the world.
The modern British Army was born by Royal Warrant on 26 Jan. 1661, eight months after the Stuart restoration to the throne.
Army Commandos, formed in 1940, were also disbanded in 1945, the commando role being retained by the Royal Marines.
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/lists/bargts.htm   (4006 words)

 British Army - ARRSEpedia
The Army had learned from the harsh lessons taught to it during the Boer War and reforms in training had been introduced which meant that, man-for-man, the British soldiers of 1914 were probably the best in Europe.
Believing that the French Fifth Army and the BEF were beaten, von Kluck decided to wheel east rather than west of Paris, thus exposing his flank to a counter-attack which duly took place on 5 September.
As the United Kingdom is increasingly consumed by the European Union, the future of the British Army as an autonomous entity is uncertain.
www.arrse.co.uk /wiki/index.php/The_British_Army   (1944 words)

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Before the Civil War the army raised as required by the King who warrant gentlemen to raise companies this being direct throwback to the feudal concept of fief where a lord had to raise certain quota of knights men at arms and yeomanry.
Cromwell's companies did not yet assume unique names that came later to be with British Army Regiments instead they would their companies after psalms or biblical phrases were often identified with the gentleman (typically the rank of Colonel) who had raised the company eg Monck 's Regiment of Foot.
The British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) was formed to control British in West Germany.
www.freeglossary.com /British_Army   (1469 words)

 British Army in Bermuda from 1776 to 1977
It was the first regular British regiment to establish in Bermuda and began from that day on a series of postings of regiments or units that lasted until 1953.
When the Governor of the period ordered British soldiers to seek a fresh water supply for the poor of Pembroke Parish and their cattle during a prolonged drought, the Black Watch was the first to volunteer and dug so thoroughly the facility still exists today.
On Sunday, 24 March 1878 at 4:30 pm, as reported in the British domestic and Bermuda newspapers, the British warship, HMS Eurydice, bound from Bermuda to the United Kingdom, sank en route, from particularly heavy adverse weather.
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 British Army Ancestors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The British Army were involved in numerous campaigns on a "Global Scale" (as we say today), and many of the troops elected to settle in the areas that their Regiment happened to be serving in when their time of service expired.
Now whether you appreciate the British Army or not, the one thing that they were quite good at was maintaining records of one type or another, and the closer you get to the 20th century, the better the records get.
British army regiments can be known by their name, the number of the regiment or both, an example would be
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 Army.com - Britian
The army is controlled by the Defense Council through the Army Board, composed of both civilian and military members.
The British Army is the key land component in NATO’s rapid reaction forces.
British military instructors are active in many countries, and thousands of military students from around the world attend military training courses in Britain.
www.army.com /Brtian   (453 words)

 British Army
Also, the Army is increasing in size - 3,300 Regular troops are being added to the Army’s numbers, particularly to enhance those trades, such as signals, engineer, medical and logistic troops which are most heavily committed on operations, and the Territorial Army is being modernised.
The British army is to receive new equipment over the next decade worth in excess of £15 billion to equip it for rapid deployment missions around the world.
The British Army has purchased MLRS to replace the M107 SP Guns that were previously deployed with Corps Artillery Heavy Regiment.
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 British Army Creates Half-Life Mod - MegaGames pc
First the U.S. Army announced that it was developing a game for that purpose and now the British Army claims that a modified version of Half-Life is proving very useful in training troops on the use of new weapons.
According to the British Army, the first person perspective of the game is ideal for training troops in the use of weapons with which they have had little practical experience.
But that is not all; using the same options as those present in the popular Counterstrike mod, the Army's version also allows up to eight players to join in, giving the training officers the unique opportunity of testing new tactics.
www.megagames.com /news/html/pc/britisharmycreateshalf-lifemod.shtml   (373 words)

 Worldandnation: British army demotes mascot
LONDON - A British army regiment's ceremonial pet goat was demoted in disgrace after it marched out of line before a host of dignitaries during a parade to mark Queen Elizabeth II's birthday, a military spokesman said Saturday.
The military mascot, a 6-year-old male goat called Billy, was downgraded from the rank of lance corporal to fusilier - the same status as a private - after army chiefs ruled his poor display had ruined the ceremony this month at a British army base in Episkopi, western Cyprus.
British legislators were told last month that keeping the pets costs the equivalent of $55,000 a year.
www.sptimes.com /2006/06/25/Worldandnation/British_army_demotes_.shtml   (416 words)

 CAIN: Events: Deployment of Troops: O Dochartaigh, Niall (1997) 'The British Army'
The Derry Republicans said the rioting was a ‘reflection of anger that the British army now seems to have filled the boots of the RUC in implementing repressive legislation’.[82] This was overstating the importance of the Special Powers Act but the soldiers had certainly replaced the RUC as agents of control.
The army developed the delusion that it was a neutral force on the basis that neither side was happy with it.[92] However, Protestants were generally unhappy because the army was not firm enough with the Catholic community,[93] while Catholics were unhappy because the army was being too firm with them.
The fact that conflict began over the British flag emphasises both the increase in popular nationalist feeling in Derry, increased resentment at the symbols of British rule, and the fact that the reformed RUC was still happy to identify itself as actively opposed to Irish nationalism.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /events/troops/chap4.htm   (9042 words)

 Mick Smith - Times Online - WBLG: British Army
The author of the document, Brigadier Simon Levey, who is in charge of equipment at the Army’s Headquarters Land at Wilton in Wiltshire, points out the potential problems this could cause, not just in the way it prevents soldiers training properly for operations, but in terms of morale.
A total of 18 British soldiers have died as a result of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) laid by Iraqi insurgents to bomb so-called “Snatch” Land Rovers in southern Iraq.
It comes amid claims that large numbers of soldiers from the 1st Bn, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the unit involved in the Breadbasket prisoner abuse scandal, were using cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana in the run-up to the war in Iraq.
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 Army Technology - Challenger 2 - Main Battle Tank
Challenger 2 entered service with the British Army in June 1998 and the last of the 386 tanks was delivered in April 2002.
British Army Challenger 2 tanks were deployed on active service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
British Army Challenger 2 tanks are being fitted with the Bowman tactical, digital communications system.
www.army-technology.com /projects/challenger2   (1078 words)

 Army Technology - Warrior - Tracked Armoured Vehicles
Between 1987 and 1995, 789 Warriors were produced for the British Army and 254 Desert Warrior infantry fighting vehicles have been produced for the Kuwaiti Land Force.
The British Army is upgrading its Warriors to extend their service life to 2035.
Under the British Army's Manned Turret Integration Programme (MTIP), a new two-person turret with a 40mm stabilised Case Telescoped Weapon System (CTWS) cannon, to allow firing on the move is being trialled.
www.army-technology.com /projects/warrior   (1102 words)

 British Army uniforms used during WW1
The British Army was small at the start of World War One, but it was well equipped, well trained and well armed.
The well-known “British Warm” type coat was common, as were various styles of sheepskin jacket from private sources and military tailors.
In the first part of the war it was considered to be smart to dress unofficial in British issue clothing, principally in tunics and sun hats, and this was partcularly so in Gallipoli.
www.landships.freeservers.com /british_ww1uniforms.htm   (2835 words)

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