British Army

The Official Flag of the British Army

Founded 1707
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army
Part of British Armed Forces
Army Headquarters Whitehall, London
Size 275,000 active personnel
Chief of the General Staff General Sir David Richards
Notable Commanders The Duke of Wellington
John French
Douglas Haig
Alan Brooke
Bernard Montgomery
Army Crest
Combat equipment
Tanks Challenger 2
Reconnaissance vehicles CVR(T), Alvis Stormer, FV721 Fox
APCs FV510 Warrior, FV430, Bushmaster PMV
Artillery AS90 Braveheart, L118 Light Gun, MLRS, FH-70
Air Defence Starstreak HVM, Rapier FSC, Land Dart
Small Arms
Rifle L85A2 5.56mm Rifle
Machine guns L108/L110 Minimi, L7A2 GPMG, L2A1 HMG
Pistols L9A1 Browning
Aircraft flown
Attack Helicopter Westland Apache AH.1
Transport Helicopter Westland Lynx AH.7, Westland Blackhawk AH.1, Bell 212 AH.1, Aerospatiale Dauphin AH.1, Agusta A109 AH.1
Reconnaissance Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1, Britten-Norman Defender AL.1, Desert Hawk UAV

The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. It came into being with unification of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. The new British Army incorporated Regiments that had already existed in England and Scotland and was administered by the War Office from London. Since 1963, it has been managed by the Ministry of Defence.

The full-time element of the British Army has also been referred to as the Regular Army since the creation of the reservist Territorial Army in 1908. The British Army is deployed in many of the world's war zones as part of both Expeditionary Forces and in United Nations Peacekeeping forces.

In contrast to the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force, the British Army does not include "Royal" in its title, although many of its constituent Regiments and Corps are styled Royal.

The professional head of the British Army is the Chief of the General Staff, currently General Sir David Richards KCB CBE DSO.


Non-Ceremonial Flag of the British Army


The British Army has a highly complex structure due to its diverse origins. The British Army into two commands, Land Command is the Army's operational command, while the Adjutant-General's Corps is responsible for for most of the recruitment and personal and professional training of personnel.

Land CommandEdit

Land Command is organised into several brigades, which contain men and women from all combat arms, combat support arms, and combat service support arms. The British Army brigade are fully integrated fighting units, capable of operating independently, as well as integrated with with other British, and Allied units.

Combat ArmsEdit

The Combat Arms provide combat units to the Brigades.

Royal Armoured CorpsEdit

Regiments of line cavalry and the armoured regiments together form the Royal Armoured Corps which has units equipped with either main battle tanks or with light armour for formation reconnaissance. The main equipment of these formations is either the Challenger 2, or the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked). Five Formation Reconnaissance Regiments exist to hold the recce squadrons for Armoured and Mechanised Brigades. The remaining six provide medium armour support for Infantry Brigades. An additional reconnaissance regiment is provided by the Household Cavalry Regiment, of the Household Cavalry, which is not considered to be part of the RAC. One squadron of the Household Cavalry is assigned to the 16th Airborne Brigade.

  • Armoured Regiments Organisation Chart
    • 2nd Royal Tank Regiment
    • 3rd Royal Tank Regiment
    • 4th Royal Tank Regiment
    • 5th Royal Tank Regiment
    • 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards
    • 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards)
    • 9th Queen's Royal Lancers
    • 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
    • 3rd The King's Own Hussars
    • 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)
    • 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own)
    • 14th King's Hussars
    • 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
    • Royal Scots Greys
    • Queen's Royal Irish Hussars
  • Force Reconnaissance Regiments Organisation Chart
    • Household Cavalry
      • The Life Guards
      • Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons)
    • 13th/18th Royal Hussars
    • 1st King's Dragoon Guards
    • 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers
    • 12th Royal Lancers
    • 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
    • 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
    • 5th Royal Irish Lancers
    • 20th Hussars
    • 15th The King's Hussars
    • 21st Lancers (Empress of India's)
    • 19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra's Own)

1st Royal Tank Regiment operates dual roles, with two squadrons allocated to each:

  • Contribution to the Joint CBRN Regiment in the NBC protection role.
  • Main battle tank training squadrons within the Combined Arms Training Battlegroup at Land Warfare Centre, Warminster.


The Infantry is divided for administrative purposes into regiments with battalions being trained and equipped to operate in one of seven main roles:

  • Airborne Infantry
  • Airmobile Infantry
  • Light Infantry
  • Mechanised Infantry
  • Armoured Infantry
  • Public Duties
  • Counter-Insurgency (Northern Ireland)

It is somewhat rare for a whole regiment to be deployed in a single role. Some infantry regiments are specialised, such as the Parachute Regiment, but most will have different types of battalion.

The British Army has the following types of Infantry Battalions:

Regiments in the British Infantry include:

  • Royal Hampshire Regiment
  • Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
  • Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
  • Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
  • Royal Leicestershire Regiment
  • East Anglian Regiment
  • The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire
  • The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)
  • Mercian Regiment
  • Duke of Wellington's Regiment
  • Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry
  • The Light Infantry
  • The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
  • Royal Scots Borderers
  • Parachute Regiment
  • Royal Welsh
  • Royal Gurkha Rifles
  • Royal Irish Regiment
  • Grenadier Guards
  • Coldstream Guards
  • Scots Guards
  • Irish Guards
  • Welsh Guards

Outside the normal infantry structure are the following regiments:

  • Special Air Service
    • Special forces
  • Special Reconnaissance Regiment
    • Special forces
  • Aden Protectorate Levies
    • Four locally-recruited Light Infantry Battalions, with light armour and artillery.
  • Bermuda Regiment
    • 1 Battalion of Light Infantry
  • British Forces Belize
    • 1 Battalion of Light Infantry
  • British Military Garrison Brunei
    • 1 Battalion of Light Infantry
  • Falkland Islands Defence Force
    • Part of British Forces South Atlantic Islands
  • Royal Gibraltar Regiment
    • Part of the Gibraltar Defence Force
  • Royal Hong Kong Regiment
    • Locally recruited auxiliary militia force
  • British Forces Overseas Hong Kong
    • 1 Battalion of Light Infantry
  • Royal Malta Regiment
    • 1 Light Infantry Battalion
  • Ulster Defence Regiment
    • Maintains the British Army presence in Northern Ireland

Army Air CorpsEdit

The Army Air Corps provides battlefield air support with 6 Regiments and 4 independent squadrons and flights. Each Brigade usually contains a detachment from the Army Air Corps. Transport helicopters are provided by the RAF.

  • 1 Regiment, AAC
  • 2 Regiment, AAC - Training Regiment
  • 3 Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment - 16 Airmobile Brigade
  • 4 Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment - 16 Airmobile Brigade
  • 5 Regiment, AAC - Northern Ireland
  • 6 Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment
  • 7 (Volunteer) Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment (Territorial Army)
  • 8 Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment
  • 9 Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment - 16 Airmobile Brigade
  • 10 Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment
  • 11 Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment
  • 12 Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment
  • 14 Regiment, AAC - Fixed-wing Support/Surveillance Regiment
  • 15 Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment
  • 16 Regiment, AAC - Attack Regiment
  • 667 Squadron, AAC
  • 7 Flight - Aviation support to British Forces in Brunei
  • 8 Flight - Joint Special Forces Air Wing
  • 660 Squadron (Defence Helicopter Flying School)
  • 674 Squadron (Defence Elementary Flying Training School)
  • The Band Of The Army Air Corps
  • Army Air Corps Historic Aircraft Flight
  • The Army Air Corps Blue Eagles Display Team
  • The Army Air Corps Parachute Display Team

Organisation Chart of AAC Attack Regiments

Attack Regiments attached to 16 Airmobile Brigade are structured differently to other Regiments.

The Regiment deployed to Northern Ireland is structured around Scout/Utility Helicopter Squadrons, however the aircraft carry special equipment, and are totally unarmed. The Apache is not intended to be deployed to Northern Ireland for counter insurgency operations.

The British Army is looking for a new scout/utility helicopter to replace the Gazelle and Lynx.

14 Regiment operates Britten-Norman Defender, a troop of which are normally allocated to each Brigade in the field. The Defenders operated by 14 Regiment have EO/IR turrets, defensive aids, and laser designators.

Combat Support ArmsEdit

The Combat Support Arms provide direct support to the Combat Arms and include artillery, engineer, and signals.

Royal Regiment of ArtilleryEdit

The Royal Artillery consists of 35 regiments, four of which retain the cap badge and traditions of the Royal Horse Artillery.

1One of these Regiments is a Commando Artillery Regiment assigned to the Royal Marines

Corps of Royal EngineersEdit

The Royal Engineers is a corps of 19 regiments in the regular army providing military engineering (civil engineering, assault engineering and demolition) capabilities to the field army and facilities management expertise within garrisons.

Royal Corps of SignalsEdit

The Royal Signals is a corps of 13 Regiments and 13 independent squadrons which provides communications and information systems support to formations of Brigade level and above. Below the Brigade level support is provided by Battalion Signallers drawn from the parent unit. Within the deployable brigades the Signal Regiment also provides support to the HQ function including logistics, life support and force protection capabilities.

Intelligence CorpsEdit

The Intelligence Corps provides intelligence support including collection, interpretation and counter-intelligence capabilities with three battalions and a joint service group.

Joint CBRN RegimentEdit

The Joint CBRN Regiment provides detection and defence against nuclear, biological, radiological and chemical weapons. A joint unit it includes Army and RAF assets.

Combat Service Support ArmsEdit

Royal Corps of TransportEdit

The Royal Corps of Transport (RCT) is a British Army corps formed in 1965 from the transport (land, water and air) and movement control elements of the Royal Army Service Corps and the Royal Engineers.

Royal Army Ordnance CorpsEdit

The Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) is a corps of the British Army. It dealt only with the supply and maintenance of weaponry, munitions and other military equipment until 1965, when it took over most other supply functions, as well as the provision of staff clerks, from the Royal Army Service Corps.

Royal Pioneer CorpsEdit

The Royal Pioneer Corps is the British Army combatant corps used for light engineering tasks.

Army Catering CorpsEdit

The Army Catering Corps is the corps of the British Army responsible for the feeding of all Army units.

Royal Engineers Postal and Courier ServiceEdit

The Royal Engineers Postal and Courier Service is the Army element of the British Forces Post Office. They are primarily responsible for providing mail and Post Office services to British servicemen overseas. They also run a courier service in the United Kingdom for the movement of classified documents for the MOD.

Royal Electrical and Mechanical EngineersEdit

The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers is a corps which provides maintenance support to equipment. Most units will have either a Light Aid Detachment (LAD) or Workshop (Wksp) attached. Seven battalions provide support to formations of brigade level and abov

Army Medical ServicesEdit

The Army Medical Services provide primary and secondary care for the armed forces in fixed locations and whilst deployed on operations.

  • Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Royal Army Dental Corps
  • Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
  • Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Royal Army Pay CorpsEdit

The Royal Army Pay Corps (RAPC) is the corps of the British Army responsible for administering all financial matters.

Royal Army Educational CorpsEdit

The Royal Army Educational Corps (RAEC) is the corps of the British Army tasked with educating and instructing personnel in a diverse range of skills.

Army Legal CorpsEdit

The Royal Army Legal Corps provides legal advice to the Army as an organisation and to individual officers and soldiers, including advising commanders on operational legal matters. They also provide staff to the Service Prosecuting Authority. In addition, they provide legal assistance to service members and dependants overseas. The Corps consists only of commissioned officers (currently about 120), all of them either qualified solicitors, barristers or advocates.

Royal Military PoliceEdit

The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the corps of the British Army responsible for the policing of service personnel and providing a military police presence on service property, operations and exercises. Its members are generally known as Redcaps because they wear red-topped peaked caps or red berets. Their roles include:

  • Mobility support
  • Security
  • Policing
  • Detention
  • Prisoner handling
  • Maintenance of law and discipline
  • Investigating crime
  • War crime investigations

Military Provost StaffEdit

The Military Provost Staff Corps (MPSC) is the corps of the British Army which runs its military prisons.

Military Provost Guard ServiceEdit

The Military Provost Guard Service is responsible for the security of British Army installations.

Army Physical Training CorpsEdit

The Army Physical Training Corps (APTC) is the British Army corps responsible for physical fitness and physical education. Its members are all Army Physical Training Corps Instructors (APTCIs).

Corps of Army MusicEdit

The Corps of Army Music (CAMus) is a corps of the British Army. It was formed in 1994 as an umbrella organisation, centred on the Royal Military School of Music, to oversee the 29 new permanent Military Bands formed following Options for Change, although each band continues to wear the capbadges and Full dress uniforms associated with the corps or regiment with which it is historically affiliated.

Royal Army Chaplains' DepartmentEdit

The Royal Army Chaplains' Department (RAChD) is an all-officer corps that provides ordained clergy to minister to the British Army. Regular chaplains (commonly known as "padres") in the British Army; these belong to either one of several Christian churches, or to the Jewish faith. Uniquely within the British Army, the Royal Army Chaplains' Department has two cap badges, for its Christian and Jewish officers. There are also chaplains in the Territorial Army and the Army Cadet Force.

The Corps is mostly Church of England, but includes Catholics, Presbyterians, Wesleyans and Jews

Small Arms School CorpsEdit

The Small Arms School Corps (SASC) is a small corps of the British Army responsible for maintaining the proficiency of the army in the use of small arms, support weapons and range management.

Territorial ArmyEdit

The Territorial Army (TA) is the volunteer reserve force of the British Army, the land armed forces branch of the United Kingdom, and composed mostly of part-time soldiers paid at a similar rate, while engaged on military activities, as their Regular equivalents. Modern Territorial soldiers, or Territorials, are volunteers who undergo military training in their spare time either as part of a formed local unit or as specialists in a professional field. TA members have a minimum commitment to serve 27 training days per annum, with specialists only required to serve 19 days, which normally includes a two-week annual camp.

All Territorial Army infantry units are battalions of existing Regiments. The Territorial Army has units in all British Army corps, and in many cases specialised TA members use their civilian job skills in their TA service, for example, many TA medical personnel are also NHS employees, while TA Military Police are often also civlian Constables.

Territorial soldiers can volunteer for regular units for a tour of duty in a combat zone. For this purpose, composite TA units are formed.

The Territorial Army also includes Armoured, Signals, Artillery units.

Territorial Army battalions are also the hosts for companies of the Home Service Force. The Home Service Force is a modern equivalent to the Second World War Home Guard. The role of the Home Service Force is Key Point Defence, that is guarding sites deemed essential to the defence, and government of the United Kingdom.

It recruits men with previous military experience (in all services, and either Regular, Reserve, or Cadets). The HSF is also open to police officers who are Authorised Firearms Officers or Specialised Firearms Officers (or are otherwise armed police).


The Territorial Army is structured into Regional Brigades. Each Regional Brigade contains one or two infantry battalions, plus various other units including other combat, combat support, and combat service support units. The only Territorial Units outside the Regional Brigades are those assigned to the London District.


  • 15th (North East) Brigade
    • 3 Infantry Battalions
  • 42nd (North West) Brigade
    • 1 Infantry Battalion
  • 51st (Scottish) Brigade
    • 2 Infantry Battalions
  • 2nd (South East) Brigade
    • 2 Infantry Battalions
  • 49th (East) Brigade
    • 1 Infantry Battalion
  • 145th (Home Counties) Brigade
    • 2 Infantry Battalions
  • 43rd (Wessex) Brigade
    • 1 Infantry Battalion
  • 143rd (West Midlands) Brigade
    • 1 Infantry Battalion
  • 160th (Wales) Brigade
    • 2 Infantry Battalions
  • London District
    • 1 Infantry Battalion (Territorial component)
    • Honourable Artillery Company (oldest regiment in the British Army)

Special ForcesEdit

  • 21st Special Air Service Regiment (Artists) (Volunteers)
  • 23rd Special Air Service Regiment

Royal Armoured CorpsEdit

  • Armour
    • Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales's Own)
    • Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
    • Royal Devon Yeomanry
  • CBRN Reconnaissance
    • Royal Yeomanry
  • Formation Reconnaissance
    • Yorkshire Yeomanry
    • Ayrshire (Earl of Carrick's Own) Yeomanry
    • Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse
    • Northumberland Hussars


  • 2 Medium Regiments
  • 1 Air Defence Regiment (GDF-005, Rapier FSC)


Small ArmsEdit


  • Browning L9A1 9mm Pistol
  • Beretta L131A1 9mm Pistol (Beretta 92FS)
  • L47A1 9mm Russian Pistol (PM Makarov)
  • L105A1 9mm Pistol (SIG P226)
  • L117A2 9mm Pistol (SIG P229)

Submachine GunsEdit

  • L2A3 Sterling 9mm Submachine Gun (Home Service Force)
    • L34A1 Sterling 9mm Suppressed Submachine Gun
  • L92A1 9mm Submachine Gun (Colt RO635)

Rifles and CarbinesEdit

  • SA80 Series
    • L85A2 5.56mm Rifle
    • L86A2 5.56mm Designated Marksman Rifle
    • L22A2 5.56mm Carbine
  • L120A1 5.56mm Rifle (M16A2) (Pathfinders, Falkland Islands Defence Force)
  • L119A1 Special Forces Weapon 5.56mm Carbine (Diemaco C8 SFW Carbine)
  • L101A1 5.56mm Rifle (Colt Mk 18 Mod 0 Carbine)
  • Mini-14 20GB 5.56mm Rifle (Bermuda Regiment)
  • L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle 7.62mm Rifle (Home Service Force, Ceremonial)
  • Rifle, No. 4 .303 Rifle (Ceremonial)

Sniper RiflesEdit

  • L96A1 7.62mm Sniper Rifle
  • L115A1 8.6mm Sniper Rifle
  • AWC 7.62mm Suppressed Sniper Rifle
  • AW50F 12.7mm Sniper Rifle
  • L82A1 12.7mm Sniper Rifle

Machine GunsEdit

  • L108A1 MINIMI 5.56mm Light Machine Gun
  • L110A1 MINIMI Para 5.56mm Light Machine Gun
  • L7A2 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun
  • L4 Bren 7.62mm Light Machine Gun
  • L2A1 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun

Infantry Support WeaponsEdit

  • L17A1 40mm Under-slung Grenade Launcher (M203PI on L119)
    • L17A2 40mm Under-slung Grenade Launcher (M203PI on L85A2)
  • L19A1 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (Mk.19 mod.3)
  • L9A1 51mm Light Mortar
  • L16 81mm Mortar
  • L74A1 12 Bore Combat Shotgun (Remington 870 Wingmaster)
  • L128A1 12 Bore Combat Shotgun (Benelli M4 Super 90)

Infantry Anti-Armour WeaponsEdit

  • L14A1 Carl Gustav 84mm Recoilless Rifle
  • L1A1 66mm Rocket
    • Light Anti-Structures Missile
  • LAW 80 Anti Tank Weapon
  • L2A1 ILAW (AT4) Anti Tank Weapon
  • L6 WOMBAT 120mm Recoilless Rifle

Less-Lethal WeaponsEdit

  • L1A1 66mm Grenade Discharger
  • ARWEN 37mm Multiple Grenade Discharger

Armoured VehiclesEdit


  • FV4034 Challenger 2 MBT
    • Challenger Marksman SPAAG
    • Titan Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge
    • Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (CRARRV)
    • Trojan Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers
  • FV4030 Challenger 1 MBT (TA, War Reserve Storage)
    • Challenger Marksman SPAAG
  • FV 4201 Chieftain MBT (War Reserve Storage)
    • Chieftain Marksman SPAAG
    • Chieftain AVLB (Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge)
    • Chieftain ARV (Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle)
    • Chieftain ARRV (Armoured Recovery Vehicle)
    • Chieftain AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers)

Armoured Personnel CarriersEdit

  • FV510 Warrior Series
    • FV510 Infantry Section Vehicle (CTAI turret with the 40mm CTWS)
      • MILAN ATGW Team Carrier (carries two MILAN fireteams (2 men each), 2 firing posts, and reload missiles)
      • Starstreak HVM Team Carrier (carries two HVM fireteams (2 men each), 2 aiming units, and reload missiles)
    • FV511 Infantry Command Vehicle
    • FV512 Mechanised Combat Repair Vehicle
    • FV513 Mechanised Recovery Vehicle (Repair)
    • FV514 Mechanised Artillery Observation Vehicle
    • FV 515 Battery Command Vehicle
  • FV430 Series
    • FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier
      • Infantry
        • L16 3.1in Mortar Portee
        • L6 WOMBAT 4.7in Recoilless Rifle Portee
        • L14A1 Carl Gustav 3.3in Recoilless Rifle Portee
      • Royal Artillery
        • Battery Command Post - BATES battlefield artillery target engagement system
        • Battery Command Post - FACE fire control computer
        • Cymbeline mortar-locating radar
        • Observation Vehicle
      • Royal Engineers
        • L9 anti-tank Bar Mine Layer
        • L10 Ranger Anti-Personnel Mine Launcher
        • Towed Giant Viper mine-clearing system
    • FV434 "Carrier, Maintenance, Full Tracked" - REME Maintenance carrier with hydraulically driven crane.
    • FV435 Wavell communications vehicle
    • FV436 Command and control - some fitted with Green Archer radar, later Cymbeline radar.
    • FV438 Swingfire - Guided missile launcher
      • FV438 TOW - Guided missile launcher
    • FV439 Signals vehicle - Many variants.
  • Saxon APC
  • Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle

Reconnaissance VehiclesEdit

  • Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) Series
    • FV101 Scorpion 90 - Light Tank
    • FV102 Striker - Anti-tank guided missile
    • FV103 Spartan - Armoured Personnel Carrier
    • FV104 Samaritan - Battlefield Ambulance
    • FV105 Sultan - Command and Control Vehicle
    • FV106 Samson - Armoured Recovery Vehicle
    • FV107 Scimitar - Light Tank
    • FV120 Spartan with Milan compact turret - Anti-tank guided missile
  • FV721 Fox
  • Alvis Stormer Series
    • FV4330 Stormer Light Tank - CTAI turret with the 40mm CTWS
    • FV4331 Stormer HVM - Short Range Air defence (with Starstreak High Velocity Missiles)
    • FV4332 Stormer Tank Destroyer - Kværner Eureka TOW turret
    • FV4333 Stormer APC
    • FV4334 Stormer Ambulance
    • FV4335 Stormer ARV
    • FV4336 Stormer Command Vehicle
    • FV4337 Stormer Fire Support Vehicle - GIAT TS 90 turret
    • FV4338 Shielder minelayer
    • FV4339 Stormer Cargo Carrier

Counter-Insurgency/Protected Patrol VehiclesEdit

  • Shorland armoured car
  • Snatch Land Rover
  • Cheetah MMPV
  • Ridgback PPV (Cougar 4x4)
  • Antelope MPV (RG-31)
  • Mastiff PPV (Cougar 6x6)
  • Wolfhound PPV

Engineering and Support VehiclesEdit

  • Bronco All Terrain Tracked Carrier
  • Viking BVS10
  • Bv 206
  • Terrier Armoured Combat Engineer Vehicle
  • FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor
  • RKhM-4-02 Nuclear and Chemical Reconnaissance and Survey Vehicle
  • Chubby (mine detection system)
  • Buffalo (mine protected vehicle)


  • AS-90 Braveheart 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
  • L121 155mm Howitzer (FH-70)
  • L118 Light Gun 105mm gun
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
  • Lightweight Mobile Artillery Weapon System-Rocket (LIMAWS-R)
  • War Reserve Storage
    • L13A1 105mm Pack Howitzer (OTO Melara Mod 56)
    • FV433 Abbot (OF 33-pounder L109 on Carrier Abbot)
    • M109A2 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
    • M110A2 203mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
  • Ordnance QF 25 pounder (Ceremonial saluting weapon only)

Anti TankEdit

  • MILAN 2
  • Swingfire
  • FGM-148 Javelin
  • TOW

Air DefenceEdit

  • Oerlikon 35mm twin cannon
    • Oerlikon GDF-005
    • Challenger Marksman SPAAG
    • Chieftain Marksman SPAAG
  • Rapier FSC (Field Standard C)
  • Starburst (being phased out)
  • Starstreak HVM (High Velocity Missile)
    • Shoulder Launcher
    • Lightweight Multiple Launcher
    • FV4331 Stormer HVM
  • Land Dart


  • Aerospatiale Gazelle AH.1
  • Westland Lynx AH.7
  • Westland Blackhawk AH.1
  • Bell 212 AH.1
  • Westland Apache AH.1
  • Britten-Norman Defender AL.1
    • Britten-Norman Defender AL.2
    • Britten-Norman Defender T.3
  • Desert Hawk UAV
  • Agusta A109 AH.1 (captured from Argentina on the Falkland Islands)
  • Aerospatiale Dauphin AH.1

Historical Aircraft FlightEdit

  • Agusta-Bell Sioux AH.1
  • Auster AOP.9
  • de Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10
  • de Havilland Canada Beaver AL.1
  • Sud Alouette AH.2
  • Westland Scout AH1

Aerial WeaponsEdit

  • L7A2 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun
  • M230 30mm Chain Gun
  • CRV7 Rockets
  • BGM-71 TOW
  • AGM-114 Hellfire

Support VehiclesEdit

Light SupportEdit

  • Landrover
    • Land Rover Wolf Truck Utility Light and Medium (Higher Specification) (designated TUL-HS and TUM-HS)
    • Land Rover Defender Truck Utility Light and Medium (designated TUL and TUM)
    • Battlefield Ambulance - using Land Rover Defender 127" chassis

High Mobility VehiclesEdit

  • Harley Davidson MT350E Motorcycle
  • Honda R250 Motorcycle
  • Carrier Full-tracked Articulated BV206
  • Supacat All Terrain Mobility Platform (ATMP)

Cargo Vehicles/Artillery TractorsEdit

  • Land Rover 101 Forward Control Truck GS
  • Leyland/DAF 4 tonner
  • Bedford MK and MJ 4 tonne
  • Bedford TM 4x4 8 tonner
  • Bedford TM 6x6 14 tonner
    • Leyland Medium Mobility Load Carrier
    • Foden Trucks EKF 6 x 6 Improved Medium Mobility Load Carrier

Logistics Support VehiclesEdit

  • Oshkosh Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET)
  • Oshkosh Wheeled Tanker
    • 15,000-litre Tactical Air Refueller
    • 20,000-litre Close Support Tanker (Fuel)
    • 18,000-litre Close Support Tanker (Water)
  • JCB Mechanical Handling Equipment
  • Kalamar Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH)

Army WatercraftEdit

  • 2 Ramped Landing Craft Logistic
  • Combat Support Boat
  • Rigid Raider
  • Assault Boat Mk 6
  • Assault Boat Mk 5
  • Mexeflote Raft
  • Army Work Boats

Engineering EquipmentEdit

  • Logistic Support Bridging (LSB)
  • EFA Amphibious Bridging Vehicle
  • BR90 Close Support Bridge
    • No 10 Bridge
    • No 11 Bridge
    • Tank Bridge Transporter (TBT)
  • No 12 Bridge
  • BR90 General Support Bridging (GSB)
    • Automotive Bridge Launching Equipment (ABLE)
    • Bridging Vehicles (BV)
    • Long Span Equipment (LSE)
    • General Support Bridge (GSB) 2 Span Pontoon
    • Medium Girder Over Bridge (MGOB)
    • Heavy Girder Over Bridge (HGOB)
  • Air Portable Ferry Bridge (APFB)
    • APFB Over Bridge (OB)
    • APFB Fly Fly Forward (FF)
    • APFB Single Storey (SS)
    • APFB Single Storey Reinforced (SSR)
    • APFB (Ferry) (FY)

Rank InsigniaEdit


Field Marshal is the rank of an Army Chief of the Defence Staff. It is also held by HM The Queen, and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Chiefs of the General Staff are promoted to Field Marshal on their last day.

Other RanksEdit

Many Regiments and Corps use their own title for Privates including the following:

  • Airtrooper (Atpr) - Army Air Corps
  • Bugler - Buglers in The Rifles and formerly also in other Rifle regiments
  • Craftsman (Cfn) - Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (women as well as men use this rank)
  • Drummer (Dmr) - Drummers in infantry regiments
  • Fusilier (Fus) - Fusilier regiments
  • Gunner (Gnr) - Royal Artillery
  • Guardsman (Gdm) - Foot Guards
  • Highlander - The Highlanders
  • Kingsman - Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
  • Musician (Mus) - Military bands (formerly called Bandsman)
  • Piper (Ppr) - Bagpipers in Scottish and Irish regiments
  • Ranger (Rgr)- Royal Irish Regiment and Royal Irish Rangers
  • Rifleman (Rfm) - Rifle regiments
  • Sapper (Spr) - Royal Engineers
  • Signaller (Sig) - Royal Corps of Signals (formerly called Signalman)
  • Trooper (Tpr) - Household Cavalry, Royal Armoured Corps, Special Air Service and Honourable Artillery Company
  • Trumpeter (Tptr) - Trumpeters in the Household Cavalry (and formerly in all cavalry regiments)