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  • Soldiers of 2 LANCS deploy to #Iraq for 6 months to help train Iraqi forces

    Soldiers of 2 LANCS deploy to Iraq 06 Dec '16, 8am

    Around 150 soldiers of the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (2 LANCS) have begun deploying to Iraq in support the international fight against Daesh. The Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP, today said the Lancashire-based battalion are helpin...

  • Troops train for 24-hour flood assistance standby 29 Nov '16, 2pm

    Following the winter flooding last year, more than 1,200 troops across the country have been put on 24-hour standby to help in the event of flooding this winter. Three battalions will be held at a high state of readiness for three months at a time and can be called upon if needed to s...

  • Gurkhas celebrate Dashain 19 Nov '16, 7pm

    Members of the Gurkha community have been celebrating the Nepalese festival of Dashain during the month of Kartik (late September and early October). Dashain is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese of all caste and creed ...

  • 5 Rifles announce Estonia role in 2017 09 Nov '16, 6pm

    5th Battalion The Rifles Battlegroup will be the lead element for the UK’s Enhanced Forward Presence, based in Estonia in 2017. The armoured infantry battlegroup, based on the Warrior armoured fighting vehicle, will support our allies in the region and will be a forward presence to co...

  • First and only UK memorial to #Sikh service in #WWI wins prestigious award in London

    WW1 Sikh memorial wins top award 03 Nov '16, 7pm

    Britain's first and only memorial to Sikh service during the First World War has today won a prestigious award, it has been announced. The Remember WW awards recognised the monument at a special ceremony at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall, where it won the category prize for 'Reme...

  • Day and night manoeuvres test the excellence of C Squadron @HCR_Windsor

    The Household Cavalry Regiment refine skills on Exercise Iron Scout 3 09 Nov '16, 1pm

    Soldiers from C Sqn The Household Cavalry Regiment have deployed to Salisbury Plain on Ex Iron Scout 3. The Household Cavalry Regiment is an Armoured Cavalry regiment equipped with CVR(T) recognisance vehicles - soon to receive the new AJAX vehicle. The vehicles allow the Regiment to ...

  • Read about the winners and view some of the winning images at this link

    Photographic Competition winners announced 26 Oct '16, 8am

    Army Photographic Competition winners announced The Army Photographic Competition winners have been announced today with Army Photographer Corporal Tim Jones (pictured left) taking the Photographer of the Year crown with his professional portfolio of images portraying military life du...

  • The ultimate test for soldiers from across the world begins today

    Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2016 14 Oct '16, 8am

    Exercise Cambrian Patrol is an annual event organised and run by 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales. It is a world-class event that is both physically and mentally demanding and is a highlight in the British Army’s training calendar. Internationally, it is regarded as one o...

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