British troops heading for Iraq to counter Islamic State

The deployment will add to the 1,100 UK personnel currently supporting the multinational effort against Islamic State in the region.

UK steps up counter-Islamic State training

Britain is to increase its training support to Iraqi forces taking the fight to Islamic State, the Defence Secretary has announced today.

UK trains over 16,000 foreign troops to fight Islamic State

British forces have contributed to the training of over 13,600 Iraqi army personnel and some 2,570 Peshmerga troops in the fight against Islamic State.

British Forces continue to help Tunisia fight violent extremism

British military support to counter-IED training in Tunisia has been extended for an additional year, the Defence Secretary has announced.

Royal Marines invade Belgium

Royal Marines joined Belgian, German and Dutch troops in a test of urban warfare and evacuation skills.

British airborne forces in major NATO training exercise

16 Air Assault Brigade are training alongside NATO counterparts to develop their ability to work together on Exercise Swift Response.

British troops train with Canadian Army Engineers

British and Canadian troops have been working together in order to gain from each others experience in their largest joint exercise in years.

Britain to lead battalions deployed to Eastern Europe

British forces are to play a leading role in the recently announced NATO deployment to Poland and the Baltic States. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: "I...

Challenger tank upgrade competition heats up

BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Rheinmetall and others in the industry have expressed interest in the Challenger tank upgrade project.

Glasgow welcomes troops home

The 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, have taken part in a homecoming parade through Glasgow today where they received a warm welcome.



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