British Army of the Rhine

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Rinaldi : The British Army in Germany: An Organizational History 1947–2004, Tiger Lily Publications LLC 2005. Royal Engineers Museum Royal Engineers and the British Army of the Rhine. BAOR Locations British Army of the Rhine Locations. British Army Locations from 1945 British Army Locations from 1945.

Challenger 2

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The Challenger 2 entered service with the British Army in 1998 (with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards), with the last delivered in 2002. It serves with the Queen's Royal Hussars, the King's Royal Hussars and the Royal Tank Regiment, each of which is the tank Regiment of an Armoured Infantry Brigade. Under Army 2020, only three Challenger 2 Tank Regiments will remain: the Queen's Royal Hussars, the King's Royal Hussars and the Royal Tank Regiment. A single Army Reserve regiment, The Royal Wessex Yeomanry, will provide reservist Challenger crews to the regular regiments. Deliveries of the Challenger 2 to Oman were completed in 2001.

Anne, Princess Royal

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of the Thistle (KT). 2 June 1953: Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal. 6 February 1977: Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal. 6 February 2002: Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. 6 February 2012: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. 1982: Canadian Forces Decoration (CD). 1990: Extra Companion of the Queen's Service Order (QSO). 7 June 2005: Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan. 29 September 2005: Chief Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL). 🇦🇹 1969: Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria. 🇫🇮 1969: Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland. 🇯🇵 1971: Grand Cordon of the Order of the


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The British Army also has battalion-sized tactical regiments of the Royal Engineers, Royal Corps of Signals, Army Air Corps, Royal Logistic Corps, and Royal Military Police. Historically, the United States Army was organized into regiments, except from 1792 to 1796 during the existence of the Legion of the United States. During this period the Army, or "Legion", was organized into four "sub-legions", 18th century forerunners of the modern combined arms brigade. When combined with other regiments during wartime, for active field operations, regiments were further formed into brigades and divisions.

Battle of Balaclava

By rights the French, who had claimed the honour of holding the right of the line, should have occupied Balaclava whilst the British should have moved west to the ports of Kazatch and Kamiesch. Canrobert offered the British the choice, but badly advised by Admiral Lyons, Raglan chose Balaclava for his base, not realising that the two western bays offered far better facilities as supply ports. Moreover, Raglan committed the British Army to the defence of the right flank of the Allied operation, and would have to ensure the security of both Anglo-French armies against the threat posed by Menshikov's forces to the east.

Holyrood Palace

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The Royal Residences: Palace of Holyroodhouse, official website of the British Monarchy.

12th/16th Hunter River Lancers

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'B' Squadron — Caboolture, QLD. 🇬🇧 — The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys). 🇬🇧 — The Queen's Royal Lancers.

George V

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KT: Knight of the Thistle, 5 July 1893. KP: Knight of St Patrick, 20 August 1897. GCSI: Knight Grand Commander of the Star of India, 28 September 1905. GCMG: Knight Grand Cross of St Michael and St George, 9 March 1901. GCIE: Knight Grand Commander of the Indian Empire, 28 September 1905. GCVO: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, 30 June 1897. ISO: Imperial Service Order, 31 March 1903. Royal Victorian Chain, 1902. PC: Privy Counsellor, 18 July 1894. Privy Counsellor (Ireland), 20 August 1897. Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee Medal, with 1897 bar.

List of Royal Armoured Corps Regiments in World War II

In the list below, the date refers to the date when the regiment joined the RAC. 1939 1940*1st The Royal Dragoons 1941*Royal Scots Greys 1940 1941 1939*North Irish Horse 1939 1940 1941 1944*Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons Royal Tank Regiment nomenclature during World War II: the regiments were referred to as battalions and used Bn in the title. Post-war Bn was dropped and titles used Royal Tank Regiment without Bn. The following "regiments" were formed to construct and move dummy tanks. These were intended to deceive the enemy as to the disposition and strength of British armour. The 3rd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars and the 4th Northamptonshire Yeomanry were formed in a similar manner.

1902 Coronation Honours

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Major Percy Molesworth Sykes, 2nd Dragoon Guards, for services rendered while His Majesty's Consul for Kerman and Balochistan. Captain Arthur Calvert Clarke, Royal Navy, for services in China. Captain Chapman James Clare, South Australian Naval Defence Force, for services in China. Commander Ernest Frederic Augustus Gaunt, Royal Navy, for services in China. Commander Percy Cullen, Royal Navy, for services in the British Central Africa Protectorate. His Highness Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, Aga Khan, KCIE, of Bombay. Sir Henry Waterfield, KCSI, CB, Secretary in the Financial Department of the India Office.

List of British Army regiments (1881)

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This is a list of British Army cavalry and infantry regiments that were created by Childers reforms in 1881, a continuation of the Cardwell reforms. It also indicates the cavalry amalgamations that would take place forty years later as part of the Government cuts of the early 1920s. *British Army order of precedence 1st Life Guards and 2nd Life Guards - amalgamated in 1922 to form The Life Guards.

George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney

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Field Marshal George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, KT (9 February 1666 – 29 January 1737), styled Lord George Hamilton from 1666 to 1696, was a British soldier and Scottish nobleman and the first British Army officer to be promoted to the rank of field marshal. After commanding a regiment for the cause of William of Orange during the Williamite War in Ireland, he commanded a regiment in the Low Countries during the Nine Years' War. He then led the final assault at the Battle of Blenheim attacking the village churchyard with eight battalions of men and then receiving the surrender of its French defenders during the War of the Spanish Succession.

List of nicknames of British Army regiments

The Liverpool Militia
The Bird Catchers – 1st (Royal) Dragoons and Royal Scots Greys – both regiments captured French eagle standards at the Battle of Waterloo. The Red Devils – The Parachute Regiment. The Black Cuffs – Northamptonshire Regiment. The Black Horse – 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards. The Black Knots – North Staffordshire Regiment (the regimental badge was a Stafford knot). The Black Mafia – Royal Green Jackets (from the dark uniforms of the original Rifle regiments and the number of former Greenjacket officers promoted to high rank).

Percy Laurie

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Brigadier Sir Percy Robert Laurie (5 November 1880 – 16 February 1962) was a British Army and police officer. Laurie was born in Sevenoaks, Kent, and educated at Harrow School. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 3rd London Volunteer Rifle Corps in August 1901 and transferred to the Regular Army in the Royal Scots Greys in March 1902. He was stationed with his regiment in South Africa for the aftermath of the Second Boer War, and promoted Lieutenant in October 1903. In October 1909 he was appointed regimental adjutant.

Sir Iain Colquhoun, 7th Baronet

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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Iain Colquhoun, 7th Baronet, KT, DSO & Bar, FRSE (20 June 1887 – 12 November 1948) was a British Army officer during the First World War, a Scottish baronet, a grandfather of an Irish earl and a great-grandfather of a Scottish duke. During the First World War, Colquhoun served in the Scots Guards. In 1914, the opposing troops on the Western Front had unofficially observed a Christmas truce. The following year, however, when the 28-year-old Captain Colquhoun agreed to a German officer's request for a short truce on Christmas Day, lasting about an hour, he was brought before a court-martial. He was defended by Raymond Asquith, son of Prime Minister H. H.

Timeline of Ulster Defence Regiment operations

This was the last time the Ulster Defence Regiment was called out. 30 April - 2 UDR and 6 UDR provide 400 soldiers to assist the regular British Army in an eight-brigade operation to intercept the movement of munitions from the Republic of Ireland across the Irish border with County Armagh, Tyrone and Fermanagh. 28 June-19 July - HQ Northern Ireland orders the first call-out of the entire regiment to assist the regular army due to civil disturbance. 80% of the regimental strength turns out for the duration of the call-out.

26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot

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Also, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) were the only regiment in the British Army that carried their weapons into church. This was a tradition that started in the Covenanter days when the Covenanters posted armed pickets at the beginning of worship services to keep a lookout for foes. The Cameronians continued this practice even after being taken into British service. They would post double sentries at the four corners of the church. The tradition continued until the regiment disbanded.

List of British generals and brigadiers

This is a list of people who held general officer rank or the rank of brigadier (together now recognized as starred officers) in the British Army, Royal Marines, British Indian Army or other military force. It does not include English Army generals or Scottish Army generals. Neither England nor Scotland has had its own army since the Acts of Union in 1707. Generals promoted by the Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1800), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1922) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1922-present) are included. See also - note that a "Brigadier" is not classed as a "general" in the British Army, despite being a NATO 1-star equivalent rank.

IV Corps (United Kingdom)

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The corps was initially holding a stretch of five miles from Loos to just south of Givenchy, between Gough's I Corps in the north and French IX Corps (part of d'Urbal's Tenth Army) in the south. Wilson, noting the difference in quality between his divisions, took a keen interest in training and did much lecturing. In March the British took over line from French Tenth Army. IV Corps was moved south of Givenchy, opposite Vimy Ridge, which gave the Germans the advantage of height. 47th Division conducted effective mining operations on 3 May and 15 May. A surprise German attack on the evening of Sunday 21 May moved forward 800 yards, capturing 1,000 yards of the British front line.

Billy McLean (politician)

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In August 1938 on leaving Sandhurst, McLean was commissioned into the Royal Scots Greys. The following year he was posted to Palestine and spent the first two years of the Second World War there. In 1941, he was transferred to the Special Operations Executive, an unorthodox military unit which worked behind enemy lines on sabotage and espionage. After completing his training he was sent to join Col. Wingate's Gideon Force in Ethiopia, where he commanded a mixed group of Ethiopian and Eritrean irregulars (nicknamed "McLean's Foot") against the occupying Italian army.

Walter Colquhoun Grant

Grant first joined the British Army sometime before 7 April 1843 when he was promoted, by purchase, to lieutenant in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), having previously served in the regiment as a cornet. He purchased the rank of captain on 18 April 1845. Grant was the youngest captain in the British Army at age 24 when he lost his fortune and started anew by buying 200 acre of land from the Hudson's Bay Company at what would become Sooke, British Columbia. Although some sources claim he left the army altogether, the London Gazette shows that initially at least he merely transferred to the 47th Regiment of Foot.

Army Manoeuvres of 1913

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The Army Manoeuvres of 1913 was a large exercise held by the British Army in the Midlands in September 1913. Learning from the Army Manoeuvres of 1912, many more spotter aircraft were used. The Manoeuvres highlighted Sir John French's deficiencies as a commander. ;Brown Force This comprised two infantry corps and a cavalry division. ;White Force This was an inferior force consisting largely of Territorials and Yeomanry with elements of Royal Scots Greys, 19th. Royal Hussars and Household Regiment. *Commander: [Maj.-Gen. Monro] Three imaginary countries were involved.

11th Hussars

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The regiment formed part of the covering force for the charge of the Union Brigade, comprising the Royal Dragoons, the Royal Scots Greys and the Inniskilling Dragoons, at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. The regiment were then sent to India aboard the Indiamen Atlas and Streatham departing Gravesend in February 1819 for Calcutta. In 1840, the regiment was retitled 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, who later became the regiment's colonel. Its new uniform by coincidence included "cherry" (i.e. crimson) coloured trousers, unique among British regiments and worn since in most orders of uniform except battledress and fatigues.

Gordon Pritchard

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Gordon Alexander Pritchard (1 October 1974 – 31 January 2006) was a corporal in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards regiment of the British Army who served in the Iraq War until he was killed in a bomb explosion in Umm Qasr. He was the 100th British soldier to die in the conflict. Pritchard was born in the British Military Hospital in Munster, Germany, the son of a serving Royal Scots Dragoon Guard. Pritchard and his family moved home frequently in his childhood, living in Catterick, Berlin, London, Fallingbostel and Düsseldorf. He was educated at Queen Victoria School, Dunblane and the King's School in Gutersloh, Germany.

Jacko Page

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Lieutenant General Jonathan David "Jacko" Page, (born 25 February 1959) is a retired senior British Army officer. Page was born in Norwich, Norfolk on 25 February 1959. Page commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1981. In 1989, he commanded an armoured squadron of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and deployed to the Middle East for Operation Granby, the British military contribution to the Gulf War. As well as staff posts in the Ministry of Defence, he has served as Chief of Staff of 24 Airmobile Brigade and with UNPROFOR in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.