WATCH: Huge British Army live firing exercise

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Watch the British Army stage a brigade level exercise as part of a Land Combat Power Visit on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

Many different armoured vehicles and weapons were on display, with different scenarios played out for both defensive and offensive situations in front of an audience of senior defence personnel, civil servants and diplomats.

The Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom. The full-time element of the British Army is referred to as the Regular Army and has been since the creation of the reservist Territorial Force in 1908.

All members of the Army swear allegiance to the monarch as commander-in-chief. However, the Bill of Rights of 1689 requires Parliamentary consent for the Crown to maintain a standing army in peacetime.

The UK Parliament approves the continued existence of the Army by passing an Armed Forces Act at least once every five years.

Since the end of the Cold war, the Army has been deployed to many conflict zones, often as part of an expeditionary force or a United Nations peacekeeping operation. Additionally, the British Army maintains several permanent overseas postings.

13 COMMENTS

  1. it will have been a dedicated section or platoon to take on the fibua side of things hence the bfa,s,whilst the rest were firing live,not uncommon these days due to health and saftey….bit different when i served only used blanks in training before passing out to battalion where everything was live…

  2. EU army.
    you have got to be kidding me, those Muppets could not organise a drinking session in a brewery.
    EU only interested in its own gravy train and trying to fleece as much money as they can get their grubby hands on from the UK.
    100% definetly better off out of it.

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