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  • #London memorial honours 64 Freemasons awarded the Victoria Cross in First World War

    London memorial honours 64 Freemasons awarded the Victoria Cross in WW1 25 Apr '17, 6pm

    One in 10 of all Victoria Cross medals awarded during The First World War were awarded to Freemasons and today the actions of these brothers in arms were honoured with a special memorial, unveiled by HRH The Duke of Kent. The Duke is the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Engla...

  • Don't miss the Army Arts Festival at Kneller Hall, Twickenham, on Saturday 6th May. Find out more

    Arts Festival 2017 25 Apr '17, 2pm

    Celebrating talented soldiers The Army Arts Festival on Sat 6 May at Kneller Hall, Twickenham, celebrates its talented chefs, musicians, dancers, photographers, artists and more... Army Arts Festival – Celebrating Talented Soldiers Saturday 6 May 10:00-16:00 Our Armed Forces’ unique e...

  • UK-led Enhanced Forward Presence deployment in Estonia is launched

    UK-led Enhanced Forward Presence deployment in Estonia launched 21 Apr '17, 5pm

    Yesterday marked the launch of the UK-led Enhanced Forward Presence deployment in Estonia, where an 800-strong British-led battle group will work with Estonian, French and Danish partners. Working under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Mark Wilson, the UK troops from 5 Rifles battle ...

  • Soldiers from 1 PWRR and the Queen's Royal Hussars train together during exercise in Germany

    Armoured Infantry conduct training in Germany 20 Apr '17, 7pm

    Armoured Infantry unit conducts live-firing in Germany with support of Challenger 2 tanks. As lead Armoured Infantry element of the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (Land) [VJTF(L)] the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1PWRR) has conducted a live-firin...

  • Irish veterans muster for the final time to recall Korean War

    Irish veterans muster for the final time to recall Korean war 24 Apr '17, 1pm

    The British Korean Veterans Association (Ireland) flag has been “marched off” for the last time in front of the final muster of veterans who fought in the conflict more than sixty years ago. At an emotional service in Belfast marking the 67th anniversary of the Korean War remaining ve...

  • The @BritishArmy 's Apache attack helicopter can operate in all weathers, day or night

    Apache 10 Apr '17, 7pm

    The Apache attack helicopter can operate in all weathers, day or night and detect, classify and prioritise up to 256 potential targets in a matter of seconds. It carries a mix of weapons including rockets, Hellfire missiles and a 30mm chain gun, as well as a state of the art fully int...

  • Royal Lancers presented with new Guidon by her majesty The Queen

    Cavalry regiment presented with new Guidon 05 Apr '17, 6pm

    The Royal Lancers were today presented with a new Guidon by Her Majesty The Queen. The monarch also added an honorific suffix to the regiment's name to mark 70 years of her being its Colonel-in-Chief. The regiment will now be known as The Royal Lancers (The Queen Elizabeths' Own) Also...

  • British troops head to Estonia as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence

    Baltics 25 Mar '17, 3pm

    Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) The 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw set the conditions for the establishment of an enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to strengthen Euro-Atlantic security. Enhanced Forward Presence UK Armed Forces are taking a leading r...

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