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British Army

Britain to axe up to 5,300 army jobs

The British government said on Tuesday it was making up to 5,300 army personnel redundant as part of cuts that will see troop numbers brought to the lowest levels since the early 19th century.

Tuesday, 22 January, 2013, 8:54pm

British troops may return from Afghanistan earlier

British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is considering bringing some British troops back from Afghanistan earlier than expected, he said in an interview published on Thursday.

14 Sep 2012 - 11:11am

Ranulph Fiennes

MAN OF ACTION My father was killed in the second world war four months before I was born. So when I was little, in South Africa, the stories were about my father and grandfather. I wanted to do with my life what my father did - to be commander of the [British Army's] Royal Scots Greys. Obviously, in a pyramidal organisation like a regiment, only one lieutenant will get to the top.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Out and about

Home to one of the world's most famous racecourses but otherwise little-visited, Happy Valley deserves some exploration.

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Youth groups told to find new sponsors

Uniformed youth groups subsidised by the government have been told to seek alternative funding instead of relying solely on government handouts, which averaged HK$299.70 for each member. The groups include the Hong Kong Adventure Corps, the Road Safety Association and the Hong Kong Award for Young People.

11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Royal celebrations given a touch of colour

If there's one event that sums up the pomp and pageantry which Britain is renowned for, it's the ceremony of Trooping the Colour each June, when the Household Division parades in London in front of Queen Elizabeth to mark her official birthday.

14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Someone Has Blundered - Calamities of the British Army in the Victorian Age

Someone Has Blundered - Calamities of the British Army in the Victorian Age

by Denis Judd

Phoenix, HK$128

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Gurkhas' uphill battle for British army places gets tougher

The rituals of Gurkha recruitment have changed only gradually over the years. But the nervous candidates competing for a place in the prestigious unit this week are likely to serve in a radically altered Brigade of Gurkhas.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Cadets clear obstacles

A recipient of a Hong Kong Adventure Corps (HKAC) scholarship said that her experiences in the uniformed youth organisation had changed her for the better.

18 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Tradition surrendered

The last bugle was sounded on an annual military pageant last week as Britain's armed forces find growing commitments in hotspots such as the Balkans leave them little time to entertain the public.

10 Aug 1999 - 12:00am