The silent service: The UK’s Nuclear Deterrence

This vital mission has seen at least one of the UK’s nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines patrolling the seas undetected every minute of every day, for over 50 years.

They deter the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life, helping to guarantee our safety and that of…

Military planners, logisticians and specialist personnel including dog handlers were among those who deployed to the country to ensure the safe evacuation of British nationals and entitled Afghans.

Personnel from the UK’s high readiness force, 16 Air Assault Brigade, are working in Kabul this week to ensure the safe movement…

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (in Berkshire) has been admired all over the world since the 1800s — the name changed from The Royal Military College to Royal Military Academy in 1947.

It is where ambitious soldiers and civilians enter eager to pass out in the Sovereign’s Parade a year…

Boots on the ground is key to this operation.

The patrol helped the peacekeepers understand the problems and security concerns within local areas.

Their presence also helped to reassure the local population that the United Nations is here to help. Finally, it will deter any terrorist activity.

The Long-Range Reconnaissance Group (LRRG) is part of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA.

📸 Take a look at what a 28-day patrol in Mali looks like👇

Horstman provides world-leading design, manufacturing and innovation, in heavy armoured and tracked vehicle suspension systems. One of their most recent contracts was for the Boxer, the next generation all-terrain armoured fighting vehicle for the British Army.

Horstman was also recently awarded a multi-year contract for the refurbishment and upgrade of…

Military spouse Lee, a young woman with blonde hair and glasses, smiles in front of a blue wooden wall.
Lee trained to market her two businesses on the “Social Media Spouses” course

Royal Navy wife launches her new company today, on Small Business Saturday.

For Lee, married to a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, this will be her second small business, which she has named Makeover Marketing; she already runs an award-winning bridal makeup and hair business.

Both of her businesses can be taken anywhere and are flexible for her to be…

The troops were tested at Thetford training area ahead of their deployment to Iraq on Operation SHADER. Ranges, medical skills and lessons on patrolling skills are just a few of the areas they have been tested on.

Once in Iraq, the troop’s expertise in vehicle drills, camp security and force protection will be vital for their role as the UK Mobility Company (Kurdistan).

Here are the Welsh Guards in action 📸

The personnel from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force completed the headstone restoration project within four weeks using their specialist military planning and engineering skills.

The restoration has been completed in time for a Remembrance Parade that will be held in the country to commemorate the lives…

British and Omani soldiers have conducted two weeks of training together. They have been honing their skills and drills in patrolling, pilot escapes, evasion tactics, and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), to name a few. The desert is perfect for this.

This activity has supported the strategic effect of Operation Fortis, the deployment of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG).

As well as land activity, the UK Armed Forces took part in sea and air exercises.

See them in action here 📸

Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians from the WAST delivered a number of training sessions to military personnel, giving them the skills to support emergency callouts and also become familiarised with the ambulances and their equipment.

As non-emergency drivers, they will not operate under blue light conditions, they will attend lower…

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