british army

  1. JINGO

    Licking the Talibans Flip-Flop. James Lee.

    Licking the Talibans Flip Flop. On face value I did not want to like this book. As the readers of ARRSE are more than aware to lift a quote from Heartbreak Ridge, Movements is an “under appreciated field of endeavour”. Who hasn’t stood in a room at South Cerney where the air seems to consist...
  2. Trilby

    Badges of the Regular Infantry 1914-1918

    Badges of the Regular Infantry, David Bilton, Pen & Sword, 2021 This mid-sized hardback is written by David Bilton, author of 'The Hull Pals', later filmed for television as 'The Trench', and of a companion work on the badges of Kitchener's New Army. This volume sets out to be a definitive...
  3. U

    is it better to earn commission through ranks or sign straight up as an officer?

    Hello, I wish to be an officer and the problem I am currently facing is that I lack a grade C in GCSE English (I hold a D), I have called up and applied in the hopes of potentially receiving a waiver as I have a degree, but unfortunately I was turned down and that prevents me from joining as an...
  4. R

    What do C3S operators do?

    What exactly do c3s/engineer it systems/whatever they're called this week actually do in a regiment? I know there's some old threads about this but need a more recent bit of information. There's not much info available on day to day life and their role in a wider regiment. Cheers
  5. C

    Removed teeth

    Hi I really need some help I had a phobia of dentist but I’ve recently just had 9 teeth removed I’m due to go in the army in 14 days and sent my medical form back to the assment center in Scotland by my dentist will I get refused to go in the army. Thanks
  6. X

    HELP !!!

    I join the British Army in 5 days, and I’m scared that my fitness level isn’t high enough. I run 3 days a week, having an 8minute avg mile time. Is that okay as a starting point or am I totally screwed ?
  7. Auld-Yin

    Unrewarded Courage

    Over the years since the VC was instituted there have been people who have carried out acts of valour that have, for some reason or another, not been rewarded with the VC while others, contentiously ‘less worthy’ have received it. This though is not a book about moans and groans about who got...
  8. Auld-Yin

    The History of Exercise HARDFALL

    This is a delightful book about Exercise HARDFALL which many soldiers of the period participated in. This was an exercise in Norway, in winter, for troops of the Allied Command Europe Mobile Force (Land) known to all as AMF(L). The book is written by the Norwegian officers who were instructors...
  9. OneTenner

    Supplying The British Army in the Second World War

    As the title suggests, this is a wide-ranging historical account of how the British Army was supplied in the Second World War. It should possibly be titled ‘How the Second World War changed the way British Empire Troops were supplied’. It’s naturally a huge subject to condense into one book, in...
  10. TAZ2


    Well... Just a quick one to find out who else will be going to glencorse?? And what should I expect from staff? Shinyyy Taz
  11. Luminae

    Looking for feedback: Luminae Garmin Foretrex Mount.

    What do you guys think of this? Luminae Garmin Foretrex Mount. All feedback is appreciated, any questions please ask.
  12. S

    The Rifles 4

    Hi was looking at potentially joining the rifles as an officer next year and was wondering if I’m able to get in and there are positions available would I be able to go straight to Rifles 4 or would I be sent to another battalion first?
  13. Trilby

    Tommy Goes to War

    Introduction by Professor Gary Sheffield This is a thirtieth anniversary reprint of a seminal text on the Great War. Not only is it one of the first books to start building a new narrative of the British soldier's war from the ground up, in so doing it also provides a good, accessible short...
  14. Cynical

    British Army Of the Rhine

    Britain’s contribution to the land part of the Cold War was collectively known as the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR). Throughout the period ((1945-1993) at least 55,000 troops were garrisoned there, initially to keep the Germans down but mostly to keep the Russians out. That’s a huge amount...
  15. W

    Monty's Functional Doctrine

    This book seeks to answer an intriguing question: given his superiority in firepower, equipment and intelligence, how did Montgomery experience such difficulty in breaking out of the Normandy beachhead after the D-Day landings. The Wehrmacht, despite the odious regime it defended, is widely...
  16. sirbhp

    No Way Out

    In Helmand province in July 2006, Major Adam Jowett was given command of Easy Company, a hastily assembled and under-strength unit of Paras and Royal Irish Rangers. Their mission was to hold the District Centre of Musa Qala at any cost. Easy Company found themselves in a ramshackle compound, cut...
  17. M

    British Army Assessment Peak Flow

    I am attending the Assessment Centre at Glencorse on the 8th of August and I am happy with my physical health, mostly. I have my 1.5 mile run down to under 8 minutes and I can carry 40kg up to 200m. But I am concerned about my medical. I understand that I will need to partake in a Peak Flow...
  18. seaweed

    A Young British Officer in India

    In1845 the nineteen year old Ensign Charles Nedham, HM's 10th Foot(later Royal Lincolnshire Regiment) set out by sea to India to join his unit. He kept a journal and in 1849 made a fair copy of it, less whatever pages had been mislaid on his travels. The result has been edited for publication by...
  19. untallguy

    The Battle of Majuba Hill

    This book examines the reasons behind one of Britain’s more embarrassing imperial episodes, the Transvaal Campaign of 1880-81 and the disaster of the battle of Majuba Hill where regular British troops were comprehensively defeated by Boer irregulars and routed. The author, Dr John Laband...
  20. A

    A reminder of the past

    Hi all , me and my father have recently started our own little business that may be of interest to some of you. my father now 64 is a former member of several different regiments in the british army and was present during the troubles in Northern Ireland during the seventies , he much like so...
  21. M

    Any news on Commonwealth recruits joining the British Army ?

    " We don't currently have any vacancies for commonwealth applicants. If you have applied, and not heard from us, we will keep your details, and will get back to you if there are any suitable opportunities in the future. " This is the only news I have been able to find out about this topic for...
  22. G

    What is a military personality?

    I keep hearing the phrase tossed about that some ex forces cfavs still have a "military personality/mindset" and "military humour" can someone explain what this is?
  23. R

    British Army Portraits Please Help

    The British Army is a diverse and proud organisation with a cherished heritage. ‘Soldiery’, both as a portraiture exhibition, and its subsequent book, has been a project that focused on historically documenting the modern British Military in a contemporary reflection of historical portraiture of...
  24. S

    Joining the British army from Malaysia?

    Hello, I apologize if I didn't post in the right section, but I've been exploring my options and one of them is joining the British army. I'm a Malaysian national of Chinese descent and my grandfathers served in the British army before and after the Second World War. Many of us have. Our...
  25. H

    Specific case of 'joining the British Army'

    Hello everyone. I am planning on joining the British Army as a regular ( soldier ). I have not really decided what role I am going to apply for, but it most likely will be a combat role. I also had in mind to maybe apply for the Royal Military Police, however... Not decided yet. Since I am not...
  26. Forces Digital

    Duelling Army Officers Burn Down Mess

    Two officers attempting to settle a disagreement by duelling with flares at a British Army base have set fire to the officers mess, according to Forces TV sources. The officers decided the solution to their argument was to each take a kayak into the swimming pool and fire flare guns at each...
  27. G

    Help me on these statements

    Earlier today as speaking to ex soldier. He said to me that he saw that soldiers get treated like shit and that the infantry role is boring and involves sitting on camp doing **** all. Also what prospects are after infantry
  28. M

    Infantry enquiry

    I'm hoping to join Harrogate in the next year or so and I'm hoping to join the paras or the guards,m y questions to myself are should I join paras, reg infantry or LD, I like ceremonial but im still deciding on wether or not I would personally want to make a living of it, my main concern is that...
  29. T

    Opinions on Douglas Haig

    I've got a history essay on interpret ations of Douglas Haig, can you give me any? Cheers
  30. T

    Light gunner or observation?

    Instead of going cavalry, I'm going to the gunfuckers, min issue is which role, I've got my eyes set on light gunner or observer. Could I have some advice on this and also could I change if I wanted to?
  31. T

    What is brigade reconnaissance?

    I may be joining the QDG soon but I'm wondering, what is brigade reconnaissance? Will I get bored with it? Is it worth doing that or joining the light dragoons. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  32. pazzer

    I'm joining the signals and have been told it's terrible

    I've gone through my application, chosen my role and all ready to go in as an Electronic Warfare Operator. However, my brother who is currently serving in the Air Corps as a grounds crewman told me it's going to be the most boring role ever due to not currently being in wartime and also because...