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Military: Soldier to Officer: Week Two

Written by RSS Poster The Official British Army Blog
Hayley Larcombe served in the British Army as a qualified nurse for nine years. After a successful career, including deployments to Afghanistan and Kenya, she decided to apply for a commission into the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps as an officer. She was successful at the Army Officer Selection Board and has recently started […]


Military: Soldier to Officer: Week One

Written by RSS Poster The Official British Army Blog
Hayley Larcombe served in the British Army as a qualified nurse for nine years. After a successful career, including deployments to Afghanistan and Kenya, she decided to apply for a commission into the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps as an officer. She was successful at the Army Officer Selection Board and has recently started […]


Military: Being a Reservist Peacekeeper

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Army Reservist Private Belinda Houghton (25) from Blackpool is currently serving as a Kingsman in the 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment as part of the United Nations Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mission. Leaving my family in Blackpool and my nurse training in Lancaster behind as I started my journey to Cyprus was difficult, […]


Military: Monuments Men: Part One

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It has been more than 70 years since the British Army last had the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives sections during the Second World War. Their job was to protect, stabilise and recover cultural property on the battlefields of North Africa, Italy and, after D-Day, across northern Europe. Lt Colonel Tim Purbrick, an Army Reservist […]


Military: Desert Storm Part 24: Back to Germany

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It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). Capt Tim Purbrick commanded a Troop of Challenger Main Battle Tanks during the 1991 Gulf War. This blog is written […]


Military: Desert Storm Part 23: Victory

Written by RSS Poster The Official British Army Blog
It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). Capt Tim Purbrick commanded a Troop of Challenger Main Battle Tanks during the 1991 Gulf War. This blog is written […]


Military: Desert Storm Part 22: Charge of the Heavy Brigade

Written by RSS Poster The Official British Army Blog
It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). Capt Tim Purbrick commanded a Troop of Challenger Main Battle Tanks during the 1991 Gulf War. This blog is written […]


Military: Desert Storm Part 21: And so to war.

Written by RSS Poster The Official British Army Blog
It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). Capt Tim Purbrick commanded a Troop of Challenger Main Battle Tanks during the 1991 Gulf War. This blog is written […]


Military: Gunners of 7th Parachute Regiment Royal

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Gunners of 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery tested on Exercise Cypher Strike http://ow.ly/i/h2aY4Filed under: Army


Military: Desert Storm Part 20: Prepare to breach.

Written by RSS Poster The Official British Army Blog
It is 25 years since the 1991 Gulf War when British troops contributed (OP GRANBY) to the successful Allied operation which prevented Saddam’s invasion of Saudi Arabia (DESERT SHIELD) and then liberated Kuwait (DESERT STORM). Capt Tim Purbrick commanded a Troop of Challenger Main Battle Tanks during the 1991 Gulf War. This blog is written […]




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