What Medical Issues Could Stop Me Joining the British Army?

Why Does a Medical Assessment Matter? Working in the British Army is challenging, both physically and mentally, and, therefore, a history of health problems or the presence of health conditions that usually do not affect your everyday life, can mean that you are not able to join, or you might have to wait to join.… Read More

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Who was Peter Randall?

Introduction Peter John Randall, MBE, GM (20 August 1930 to 23 April 2007) was a British Army soldier and a recipient of the George Medal, and the RSPCA’s Margaret Wheatley Cross, for his actions on 08 October 1954 where he saved the life of a fellow soldier and a military dog from a burning truck.… Read More

What is the Reserve Forces Foreign Service Arrangements?

What Is It? The Reserve Forces Foreign Service Arrangements (RFFSA) sets out how part-time troops whose civilian jobs require them to be employed in Canada, Australia or the USA on a temporary basis, can apply to serve with a similar Reserve unit in the country they are moving to. Eligibility Applicants have to be supported… Read More

What is Cassino Squadron?

Introduction Cassino Squadron is the first ever British Army Regular-Reserve hybrid squadron. Operational Command The squadron operates under the command of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards. Background Since the spring of 2017 the UK has been providing a rotating reconnaissance element for the Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Poland, under command of the US 2nd… Read More

Want to be a Special Observer?

The British Army’s long-range reconnaissance experts are looking to boost their ranks with a fresh intake of determined recruits. Personnel serving with 4/73 Special Observation Post Battery, 5th Regiment, Royal Artillery operate unsupported and in small teams deep in the battlespace, where they set up hidden positions to gather information on enemy activities. The next… Read More

British Army Restructure Planned

Sweeping changes to the structure and capabilities of the Armed Forces – the most significant since the end of the Cold War – have been announced by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. The integrated review of foreign and defence policy will see £23 billion spent on making the Army more cutting-edge and lethal. It will result… Read More

What is the Army Elite Sport Programme?

Introduction The Army Elite Sport Programme (AESP) was established in 2014 launched using a £1.4m donation from private security company G4S following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Background The British Army has joined with UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport and respective sporting National Governing Bodies to identify Army athletes who… Read More