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  • President of the United Mexican States and Señora Rivera given a ceremonial welcome in #London http…

    Ceremonial welcome for President of the United Mexican States 03 Mar '15, 5pm

    The President of The United Mexican States and Señora Rivera were treated to a ceremonial welcome on Horse Guards Parade at the start of a three-day State Visit to Britain. This morning a Guard of Honour commanded by Major James Aldridge 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, with The Queen’s Co...

  • The Light Dragoons develop new light cavalry role with a live fire exercise at #STANTA

    The Light Dragoons lead the light cavalry charge 03 Mar '15, 3pm

    The punch packed by The Light Dragoons, a light cavalry regiment tasked to provide the Army’s eyes and ears on the battlefield, has been tested. Exercise WESSEX STORM has seen the unit carrying out live fire training on the rain-lashed STANTA ranges near Thetford, close to their base ...

  • Officer to be recognised for African mission 01 Mar '15, 3pm

    An Army officer is to become an Officer of The Order of The British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his work to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Lieutenant Colonel Graeme Wearmouth, of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 S...

  • Award for Officer who closed Afghan bases 28 Feb '15, 3pm

    An Army officer who delivered base closures while maintaining their operational capability in Afghanistan is to be awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS) in the latest operational honours and awards list. Major Gary Tait MBE of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd B...

  • PARA to receive Victoria Cross for act of valour 26 Feb '15, 8am

    A British soldier who singlehandedly prevented considerable loss of life during an assault into a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan is to be awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest mili-tary honour, it has been announced today with the publication of the operational honours and awards...

  • #Welsh Guards celebrate 100 year history with floodlit barracks in #London

    Welsh Guards celebrate Regimental centenary 26 Feb '15, 4pm

    The Welsh Guards, the fifth regiment of Foot Guards, an icon of British military tradition in their red tunics and bearskins, celebrate their centenary today. As war raged in Flanders during the First World War the Welsh Guards were brought into existence on 26 February 1915 by Royal ...

  • Archbishops of Canterbury and York sign Armed Forces Covenant 11 Feb '15, 12pm

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Revd Justin Welby joined with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, Anna Soubry MP and the Archbishop of York, the Rt Revd John Sentamu, in signing the Armed Forces Covenant last night ...

  • Interested in IT and telecommunications look at career in Army @armyjobs

    Soldier 19 Jan '15, 2pm

    Gain key skills and qualifications We are looking for fit, intelligent, male and female individuals to receive world class training as a soldier, in one of our specialist Trades. You will have the opportunity to gain qualifications such as NVQs/SVQs, information technology, various dr...

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