WATCH: Huge British Army live firing exercise


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.

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Francis Xavier Sowerby Thomas
4 years ago

If I point out that there’s a BFA on the end of that rifle, do I get a pedantry prize?

UK Defence Journal
UK Defence Journal (@guest_359506)
4 years ago

No, you get banned.

Francis Xavier Sowerby Thomas
4 years ago

…Oh God what have I done

UK Defence Journal
UK Defence Journal (@guest_359515)
4 years ago

Questioned the MoD!

Jay Preece
Jay Preece (@guest_359508)
4 years ago

Exactly it’s a live fire ex but they are sporting there lovely yellow bfa’s

Glen McAllister
Glen McAllister (@guest_359509)
4 years ago

Live fire with bfa on the sa80a2 aye right

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UK Defence Journal (@guest_359510)
4 years ago

Tell the MoD. Not us.

Carl Brown
Carl Brown (@guest_359511)
4 years ago

Same thought .
BFA n live rounds don’t mix c?

Francis Xavier Sowerby Thomas
4 years ago

Perhaps it refers to the armour which might have been live firing, rather than the individual chaps.

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UK Defence Journal (@guest_359516)
4 years ago

Hi folks, we can only use captions and titles.provided to us for the footage, live or not it’s what the info says.

Andy hutchinson
Andy hutchinson (@guest_359521)
4 years ago

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…

Anto O'Keene
Anto O'Keene (@guest_359565)
4 years ago

EU Army?

Mr Bell
Mr Bell (@guest_380426)
3 years ago

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.