The Edinburgh-based Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry (SNIY) will be the first regiment to open up close-combat positions to women.Read the full story ›
Specialist explosives experts from the British Army began removing an unexploded World War II bomb from a residential area in Bath on Friday.
The British Army tweeted: "Army personnel from 721 EOD Sqn RLC support Avon and Somerset Constabulary deal with WW2 bomb in #Bath #BathBomb#".
A 300-metre exclusion zone remains in place in the Lansdown area of the city - affecting hundreds of homes - as efforts continue to remove the device, which weighs over 200kg.
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The British Army has been scaled down by more than 20,000, three years ahead of target.Read the full story ›
The 10-year deal to produce equipment will save the Armed Forces money and give inmates valuable employment skills, the Government said.Read the full story ›
The British army is setting set up a specialist brigade that will be expert in the use of social media in the digital age, according to reports.
The new brigade, which will be made up of reservists and regular troops and based in Hermitage in Berkshire, is expected to be officially operational in April following a recruitment drive in the Spring.
An Army spokesman said the unit would "play a key part in enabling the UK to fight in the information age" and that it "consists of more than just traditional capabilities".
He added: "77 Brigade is being created to draw together a host of existing and developing capabilities essential to meet the challenges of modern conflict and warfare.
The new brigade is being named the 77th in tribute to the Chindits,a British guerrilla force led by Major General Orde Wingate against the Japanese in Burma during WWII, which used unorthodox tactics.
Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials are examining proposals for an army of 60,000 soldiers, former coalition defence minister Sir Nick Harvey has said.
Sir Nick said paper exercises were going on to examine further cuts to troop numbers due to the impending "financial crunch" faced by the MoD.
The Government's existing Army 2020 plans envisage a shrunken regular force of 82,000 with the number of reservists rising to 30,000.
Sir Nick told MPs: "There are already paper exercises going on in looking at what an army of just 60,000 would look like because of the financial crunch that the department is going to be facing."
The Liberal Democrat MP was speaking in the Commons during a debate on Trident renewal.
Major Judith Webb, the first woman to command an all-male field force squadron in the British Army, has told ITV News that physical differences between men and women mean that they should not fight together on the front line.
"We're talking about a lowering of our combat effectiveness," she said.
A military historian has spoken out against the MoD's recommendation to lift the ban on female soldiers fighting on the front line.
Colonel Mike Dewar, who served in Cyprus, Borneo, and Northern Ireland, told the BBC that senior generals he has spoken to think the move is "complete and utter and total madness" and is "politically driven."
The senior military sources cited by Mr Dewar also insist that "99.9% of women do not have the upper body strength to pass the infantry physical examination or carry an injured soldier from the battlefield."
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced his hopes to open up ground close combat roles to women in 2016. http://t.co/Qj2JD49fOK
However, a war photographer who served with the RAF in Iraq and Afghanistan said that gender does not matter in a firefight.
Alison Baskerville, who is also a reservist photographer with the British Army, and is writing a book about women in the armed forces, described the decision as "a step forward" which could be "the start of a new era for British infantry".