Men and women of the Regulars and Reserves give you the lowdown on their Army lives.
Teamwork, decision-making, strategic thinking, leadership, adventure. As an Officer in the Army Reserve you gain new skills, become better qualified and your world becomes bigger. Army Reserve Officers provide essential support to national defence, command soldiers in support of disaster relief, perform as leaders on overseas exercises and take on adventurous training activities in countries … Continue reading 365 DAYS POTENTIAL
My name is Si Longworth and I am a professional photographer (yes, the Army has those). I am one of 38 photographers (photogs or phots) for the Army, covering media operations globally. Although I have been making pictures in one form or another for little over 20 years, I have only recently joined the photography trade (Royal … Continue reading Life through a lens: Corporal Si Longworth – Photographer
Captain Mau Gris began this blog when he was team leader for the British Army’s Combat Camera Team (CCT) based in Afghanistan throughout the summer 2013 as part of 1st Mechanized Brigade on Op Herrick 18. He tells his Afghan story up until 27 September 13. Mau returned to the UK at the end of … Continue reading Captain Mau Gris
Major Oli Morgan is the Team Leader for the Army’s involvement in the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car project. As an Aircraft Engineering Officer in the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, his technical background on Apache is used to good effect to provide the Bloodhound team with technical advice on Engineering Assurance. In addition to his engineering … Continue reading Major Oli Morgan REME (Bloodhound SuperSonic Car project)
Hear from Sergeant Ian Forsyth, an Army Photographer with the Royal Logistic Corps.
Lance Corporal Daniel King is principal clarinettist with the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals (RSIGS BAND). He is blogging about his experiences as a professional Army musician. To find your local military band go to http://www.army.mod.uk/music and click on Events
My name is Emma Peacock, I’m an Army musician and I play flute and piccolo in The Band and Bugles of The Rifles. I have been here a year and a half now, after completing Phase 1 training at ATR Pirbright and Phase 2 at The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. 30 May … Continue reading Musician Emma Peacock
Lance Corporal Damian Dunphy is a trombonist with the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band (HC&C Band) based in Catterick, North Yorkshire. Prior to joining the HC&C Band on its formation in 2006 he was a member of the King’s Division Waterloo Band, and prior to that the Regimental Band of the Green Howards. Having served … Continue reading LCpl Damian Dunphy
I am Sergeant Ryan Veal. I joined the Army in December 1999 and completed basic training at ATR Pirbright. This was followed by phase 2 of my training during which I was taught my primary trade as a Vehicle Mechanic B at SEME Bordon. Upon competition of training in Oct 2001, I was posted to … Continue reading Sergeant Ryan Veal
Paul Johnson is a musician in the Band of the Irish Guards based at Wellington Barracks in central London. The Irish Guards band is one of the five foot Guards’ bands that form the Household Division.
Sapper Ed Joseph is an Army Reserve soldier from 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers (131 Indep Cdo Sqn RE), embarking on the Reserve Forces Commando Course (RFCC) at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM), Lympstone. He has two weeks in which to complete the gruelling course that, if successfully completed, will culminate in him earning the … Continue reading Sapper Ed Joseph – 131 Indep Cdo Sqn RE
As an Army Reserve Supply Regiment, 159 accounts for more than 1,000,000 items of stores, spares and equipment that the Army uses. Its main effort is to train its soldiers to deploy on operation where they work alongside soldiers from the Regular Army, including partner regiments in 102 Logistic Brigade; 6 Regiment RLC and 7 Regiment RLC. … Continue reading 159 Supply Regiment RLC
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 … Continue reading Monuments Men
Army Reservist Private Belinda Houghton (25) from Blackpool is an Army medic currently serving with the 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment as part of the United Nations Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mission.
Sergeant Steve Blake is a professional Army Photographer with the Royal Logistic Corps. A trained soldier, Steve has recently returned from a six-month tour of Afghanistan as part of the three-man Combat Camera Team (comprising a trained journalist, photographer and video cameraman). The Afghanistan blogs
I am Sergeant Jonathan ‘Griff’ Griffiths, I have been in the REME for 14 years, during which I have been an Armourer and Metalsmith, completing two basic courses and two class one courses. I am currently training to become an Artificer* In October 1997 I arrived in Bordon for the first time to begin Metalsmith trade training. I … Continue reading Sergeant ‘Griff’ Griffiths
6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (6 SCOTS) is the Territorial Army Infantry for the south of Scotland http://www.army.mod.uk/6SCOTS. A Company is a dismounted rifle company. Its main role is to provide officers and soldiers who are trained and experienced in dismounted close combat to support regular units on operations. It is made up of three … Continue reading A Company, 6 SCOTS (TA)
Second Lieutenant Sam Westlake, a graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst who commissioned into The Parachute Regiment, blogged his way through P Company, the gruelling training course for all entrants to The Parachute Regiment. His blogs are presented in chronological order according to date of publication.
Through music, Army Bands sustain and develop the moral component of fighting power and also support State Ceremonial events. Blogs from Army musicians appear in this section. Musicians Lance Corporal Daniel King Lance Corporal Damian Dunphy Musician Emma Peacock Musician Paul Johnson Single events Army Rock and Pop music mixes with Monster Trucks – Lance … Continue reading Corps of Army Music (CAMUS)
6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (6 SCOTS) is the Territorial Army Infantry for the south of Scotland http://www.army.mod.uk/6SCOTS. C Company is a dismounted rifle company covering the Greater Glasgow area. Its main role is to provide officers and soldiers who are trained and experienced in dismounted close combat to support regular units on operations. Members … Continue reading C Company, 6 SCOTS (TA)