The Massed Band of the five Regiments of Foot Guards played for the first time in Paris one hundred years ago today in the midst of the First World War. The musicians in their red tunics and bearskin caps received a rapturous reception from the war weary Parisians and had a tangible effect on morale and confidence of British and French forces. Today the Bands are used widely to spread British... View details ⇨
More than a thousand troops are busy rehearsing for the Queen's Birthday Parade on June 17th. Each parade is made up of 3,000 steps of precise length, and manoeuvres taken straight from the battlefields of Waterloo. This blockbuster event enjoys three public showings: the Major General's Review on 3rd June, the Colonel's Review on 10th June and Trooping the Colour on the 17th. Don't miss it!
Troops from the Machine Gun and Anti - Tank platoons of 2 PARA's Support Company have conducted a series of increasingly complex drills on Ex Blue Mobility using the Jackal in a realistic and challenging environment.
Welcome to Wellington Barracks on Birdcage Walk right opposite Buckingham Palace. We are here today for the presentation of new colours (Regimental standards or flags) by Her Majesty the Queen to 1st Battalion and F Company of the Scots Guards. You will see the Battalion form up, the old colours march on and then the whole parade march across and enter Buckingham Palace for the ceremony later... View details ⇨
Army Jobs are in BATUS speaking to members of the various regiments who are working there together. Today is the turn of the Army Air Corps. Staff Sergeant Simon Longworth asks members of 29 BATUS Flight AAC about their roles, with an overview of some of the equipment they use.
Go over to the Army Jobs page to see more interviews and in an hour's time they will be flying with the AAC over the... View details ⇨
The British Army takes all threats extremely seriously and is constantly working to safeguard its cyber security. Global cyber-attacks have wreaked havoc at dozens of NHS trusts and hit hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries with further warnings that the crisis could spread...
A successful controlled explosion was carried out at 3.35pm of a 500lb unexploded WWII German bomb, which was accidentally dug up by builders in Birmingham yesterday morning. Bomb disposal experts from 721 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) EOD Squadron, part of 11 EOD Regiment, used the Cutlass robot to assist in its safe disposal. Members of 17 Squadron and 22 HQ Support Squadron of 101 (City of... View details ⇨
Troops from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh take a well-earned break during Exercise Lizard. The exercise, part of Ex Prairie Storm 1, is a combined arms exercise where all units come together for a battlegroup attack in BATUS, Canada.
In a quintessentially British scene, more than two thousand serving and former Cavalrymen are marching through Hyde Park today, immaculate in suits with bowler hats and furled umbrellas, to pay their respects to fallen comrades. Today is The 93rd Annual Parade and Service of The Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association at the Cavalry Memorial. The parade remembers all those who have given... View details ⇨
Enjoy this unique 360 degree video of the Massed Band of The Household Division, rehearsing for next month's Queen's Birthday Parade. It's still very early days and there's so much to remember but the musicians are looking and sounding good.
1st Battalion Scots Guards and F Company are to receive new Colours (regimental standards or flags) from Her Majesty the Queen next week at a ceremony held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Today we see them taking part in the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel's Inspection a full dress rehearsal at their base, Mons Barracks in Aldershot, that forms part... View details ⇨
Set on the historic Horse Guards Parade, against the magnificent backdrop of St James’s Park, The Massed Bands of The Foot Guards supported by The Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry, The Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards, The Drums and Pipes of the Irish Guards, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Royal Canadian Artillery Band, The Band of The Mercian Regiment and The Royal Choral... View details ⇨
The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), joined by the London regiment display an observation post insertion and tactical withdrawal.
Opening their gates to the public, soldiers from the HAC demonstrated how their work links with units from across the Army. The unit based in central London is the Army’s only Reserve Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment.