British Armed Forces

On This Day: Ottomans surrender Jerusalem in World War I

The British would continue to hold onto the city until fully withdrawing from Mandatory Palestine in 1948. 


How much alcohol did British soldiers drink while stationed in Israel during WWI?

Hundreds of glass alcohol bottles from a World War I British army camp were uncovered in an archeological dig near Ramle, suggesting that the British soldiers loved their booze.


Letter sent by British WWII soldier delivered after being lost 76 years

British Lance Corporal John Wheldon-Williams, who was serving in Italy, wrote the letter to Pat Moore in 1944.

A murder-mystery story from the British Mandate era

The curious case of Major Farran’s Hat

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a visit to British troops stationed in Estonia at the Tap

British minister says UK must become less reliant on US military

Britain must invest in military hardware to reduce her dependence on America, Defense secretary Ben Wallace said in an interview.


World War II pilot’s heroic Holocaust secret revealed

Halsey Roscorla was part of the team of pilots that brought over 700 Holocaust orphans to England in 1945.

Leaping into D-Day: A paratrooper's tale

Honoring the heroic paratroopers of World War II – with a commemorative 75th-anniversary jump.


‘How D-Day spoiled my tea’ – and other first-hand war memories

“I was just a soldier. Being Jewish didn’t cross my mind and therefore it didn’t cross anybody else’s mind.” Lola adds, “Everyone knew we were Jewish. They weren’t antisemitic in those days.

Gen. Sir Nick Carter landed in Israel Sunday for meetings with senior IDF officers

British Army Chief lands in Israel for meeting with IDF officers

"His visit emphasizes the developing qualitative engagement between the IDF and the British military," read a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

Labour leader Corbyn poster used as target by British soldiers – Report

British soldiers stationed in Kabul were filmed during target practice firing at a large poster of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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