British Army

  • british army
    british army crest.png
    founded1660 (360 years ago) [1][2][note 1]
    countryunited kingdom
    typearmy
    roleland warfare
    size75,000 regulars [note 2]
    27,250 army reserve[note 3]
    part ofbritish armed forces
    patronwww.army.mod.uk edit this at wikidata
    commanders
    chief of the general staffgeneral sir mark carleton-smith[4]
    deputy chief of the general stafflieutenant general christopher tickell [5]
    army sergeant majorwarrant officer class 1 gavin paton
    insignia
    war flag
    flag of the united kingdom.svg
    non-ceremonial flag
    flag of the british army.svg
    logo
    british army logo.svg

    the british army is the principal land warfare force of the united kingdom, a part of british armed forces. as of 2019, the british army comprises just over 79,300 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 27,200 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.[6]

    the modern british army traces back to 1707, with an antecedent in the english army that was created during the restoration in 1660. the term british army was adopted in 1707 after the acts of union between england and scotland.[7][8] members of the british army swear allegiance to the monarch as their commander-in-chief,[9] but the bill of rights of 1689 requires parliamentary consent for the crown to maintain a peacetime standing army.[10] therefore, parliament approves the army by passing an armed forces act at least once every five years. the army is administered by the ministry of defence and commanded by the chief of the general staff.[11]

    the british army has seen action in major wars between the world's great powers, including the seven years' war, the napoleonic wars, the crimean war and the first and second world wars. britain's victories in these decisive wars allowed it to influence world events and establish itself as one of the world's leading military and economic powers.[12][13] since the end of the cold war, the british army has been deployed to a number of conflict zones, often as part of an expeditionary force, a coalition force or part of a united nations peacekeeping operation.[14]

  • history
  • modern army
  • current deployments
  • structure
  • recruitment
  • flags and ensigns
  • ranks, specialisms and insignia
  • uniforms
  • see also
  • notes
  • references
  • bibliography
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British Army
British Army Crest.png
Founded1660 (360 years ago) [1][2][note 1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
TypeArmy
RoleLand warfare
Size75,000 regulars [note 2]
27,250 Army Reserve[note 3]
Part ofBritish Armed Forces
Patronwww.army.mod.uk Edit this at Wikidata
Commanders
Chief of the General StaffGeneral Sir Mark Carleton-Smith[4]
Deputy Chief of the General StaffLieutenant General Christopher Tickell [5]
Army Sergeant MajorWarrant Officer Class 1 Gavin Paton
Insignia
War flag
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Non-ceremonial flag
Flag of the British Army.svg
Logo
British Army logo.svg

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2019, the British Army comprises just over 79,300 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 27,200 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.[6]

The modern British Army traces back to 1707, with an antecedent in the English Army that was created during the Restoration in 1660. The term British Army was adopted in 1707 after the Acts of Union between England and Scotland.[7][8] Members of the British Army swear allegiance to the monarch as their commander-in-chief,[9] but the Bill of Rights of 1689 requires parliamentary consent for the Crown to maintain a peacetime standing army.[10] Therefore, Parliament approves the army by passing an Armed Forces Act at least once every five years. The army is administered by the Ministry of Defence and commanded by the Chief of the General Staff.[11]

The British Army has seen action in major wars between the world's great powers, including the Seven Years' War, the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War and the First and Second World Wars. Britain's victories in these decisive wars allowed it to influence world events and establish itself as one of the world's leading military and economic powers.[12][13] Since the end of the Cold War, the British Army has been deployed to a number of conflict zones, often as part of an expeditionary force, a coalition force or part of a United Nations peacekeeping operation.[14]

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čeština: Britská armáda
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Esperanto: Brita Armeo
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Bahasa Melayu: Tentera Darat British
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