Our sailors, soldiers and airmen and women are currently deployed overseas, tackling terrorism, preserving peace and ensuring the safety of the UK.
Despite being in the middle of a pandemic we are deployed on more operations than ever.
With 6,400 sailors, soldiers, airmen and women and Royal Marines deployed over the festive period.
This year they are deployed in multiple continents including on 39 operations in 46 countries across the globe, including in multinational efforts to control COVID-19.
Over the Christmas period, 11 Royal Navy vessels will be deployed overseas.
The LGBTQ+ acronym is constantly evolving but its core initials are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer.
Having networks and resources for minority groups is important in any workplace. Being a member of the Armed Forces is a huge part of one’s life, especially when deployed away from home. Having an understanding workplace which supports all types of families, relationships and identities is essential.
21 years ago, the ban on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual members of the Forces was lifted. …
… to name a few — but why are they named this way?
Whilst it may seem that each operation undergoes a complicated naming process, this is not the case.
The Type 45 Destroyer recently sailed from Portsmouth to take part in intensive training to prepare for missions around the world this spring on HMS Queen Elizabeth’s landmark deployment.
Launched in December 2009, HMS Defender is the fifth of the Royal Navy’s six Type 45 destroyers. Together with her sister vessels, Defender is one of the most advanced warships ever constructed.
Grab yourself a brew, take a seat and immerse yourself in life in the Gulf on Operation KIPION with our three guests.
Since the beginning of the vaccination programme back in December, the UK Armed Forces have been busy assisting with the rollout across the UK, helping the government to meet their target of vaccinating the top four priority groups by 15 February.
Pull up a seat and a brew with Flight Lieutenant Matt Jeffery, Corporal Marc Towner and Flight Lieutenant Steve Wilders, as they tell us about life in the deserts of Mali, and their role in supporting the French operation out in the region.
“I am Lance Corporal Dikendra Limbu and I’m from 69 Gurkha Field Squadron, 36 Engineer Regiment.
Currently commanding the men and women of the infantry company deployed to Afghanistan is Major Charlie Grant. When we last spoke to Major Grant, he and his team were taking part in their Mission Rehearsal Exercise prior to deployment. Now he is there and doing it for real.
British forces are currently stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan on Operation TORAL. …
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