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Formation1660
Typemilitary
Subgroups• 1 Military Working Dogs Reg
• 2 Operational Support Group
• 19 Tank Transporter Squadron
• 77 Brigade
• 81 Signals Squadron
• 167 Catering Support Regiment
• 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group
• 221 Wessex Battery
• 254 Specialist Group Information Services
• 255 TACP Battery
• 306 Hospital Support Medical Regt
• 335 Medical Evacuation Regt
• 412 Amphibious Troop
• 500 Communications troop
• AGC Education and Training Service Reserve
• Allied Rapid Reaction Corps Military Police Battalion
• Army Legal Service
• Central Reserves Headquarters Army Medical Services
• Defence Cultural Specialist Unit
• Joint Cyber Unit
• Land Information Assurance Group
• Force Research Unit
• JFIT
• Medical Operational Support Group
• Military Provost Staff
• National Reserves HQ Royal Artillery
• Special Air Service
• Special Boat Service
• Special Investigation Branch Regt
• Specialist Group Military Intelligence
• Special Reconnaissance Regiment
• Special Reconnaissance Unit
• Special Forces Support Group
Staff89,860
Exposed byStephen Frost, Rod Stoner
SubpageUK/Army/Assistant Chief of the General Staff
UK/Army/Chief of the General Staff
UK/Army/Intelligence Corps
The foreign enforcement arm of the UK government.

The UK Army, in numerical terms, is the fourth largest in the world.[1]

COVID-19

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In November 2020 The UK Army assisted in barcoding and testing of UK schoolchildren for COVID-19. The headmistress wrote to parents/carers that it "was not possible" to get parental consent for involvement in the COVID-19 testing.[2]

Subvertising

A subvertisement of an advertisement of the UK Army, encouraging suspicion of the "war on terror".

Morale

Over 15,000 soldiers quit the British Army in 2016 "as commanders struggled against falling morale".[3]

Propaganda

The Integrity Initiative has worked to try to promote Russophobia.

War crime allegations

Ian Cobain wrote for Middle East Eye in 2019 that:

“The British army operated rules of engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan that at times allowed soldiers to shoot unarmed civilians who were suspected of keeping them under surveillance, a Middle East Eye investigation has established.

The casualties included a number of children and teenage boys, according to several former soldiers interviewed by MEE.

Two former infantrymen allege that they and their fellow soldiers serving in southern Iraq were at one point told that they had permission to shoot anyone seen holding a mobile telephone, carrying a shovel, or acting in any way suspiciously.

The rules were relaxed, they say, in part because of concerns that unarmed individuals were acting as spotters for militants, or were involved in planting roadside bombs.[4]
Ian Cobain (4 February 2019)  [5]

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:An Open Letter On Defenceopen letterMichael Boyce
Michael Clarke
Chris Donnelly
Richard Barrons
David Richards
Jeremy Blackham
Robert Fulton
Hew Strachan
Edward Argles
Paul Cornish
Peter Dunning
James Glancy
Michael Graydon
Antony Hichens
Clifford Kamara
Andrew Lambert
Frank Ledwidge
Tony Mason
Gwythian Prins
Michael Rose
Cayle Royce
Julian Thompson
An open letter the BBC published from a group of academics and military men written to the UK Prime Minister highlighting "global threats", warning that "security is threatened in almost every corner of the globe" and that decreased military expenditure would "damage our international credibility". Authors included at least two members of the Institute for Statecraft.
Document:Recruiting for Violence in the Militaryarticle1 April 2013Lesley Docksey


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