HMS Queen Elizabeth’s crew are welcomed back to their home base of Portsmouth after sailing 49,000 nautical miles to the Indo-Pacific and back.

The Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21) deployment has engaged with over 44 nations strengthening partnerships with allies as the Strike Group navigated the world.

This ambitious deployment…

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👇

Are the UK Armed Forces on duty over Christmas?

Our sailors, soldiers and aviators are currently deployed overseas, tackling terrorism, preserving peace and ensuring the safety of the UK.

Since March 2020, the men and women from across the UK Armed Forces have been working tirelessly alongside our NHS in the fight against COVID-19. But despite us all living…

Helping get you boosted

Similar to the beginning of the year where we saw sailors, soldiers and aviators step up to help in the initial vaccination programme, again they are ready to support across the United Kingdom.

In England, 600 personnel are available to administer vaccines, working in small teams across the country alongside…

Military Aid to Civil Authorities (MACA): 5 things you should know

From helping with flood relief in West Yorkshire to supporting London Olympics in 2012, the military has always played a key role in the nation’s collective response to major events at home.

The Armed Forces once again are supporting the NHS in the fight against COVID. They will be administering…

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…

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