What is the Army Board (UK)?

Introduction The Army Board is the top single-service management committee of the British Army, and has always been staffed by senior politicians and soldiers. It is the body established under the Defence Council of the United Kingdom for the administration of the Army of the United Kingdom, and is part of the Ministry of Defence.… Read More

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What is the Admiralty Board (UK)?

Introduction The Admiralty Board is the body established under the Defence Council of the United Kingdom for the administration of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom. Refer to Air Force Board and Army Board. Background It meets formally only once a year, and the day-to-day running of the Royal Navy is conducted by the… Read More

What is the Defence Council of the United Kingdom?

Introduction The Defence Council of the United Kingdom is the body legally entrusted with the defence of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories and with control over the British armed forces, and is part of the Ministry of Defence. Functions Prior to 1964, there were five bodies responsible for the British Armed Forces: the… Read More