British Army Bushcraft – 5 Edible Wild Plants

Who knew you could eat Navelwort or Stinging Nettles? Staff Sergeant Lake shows us 5 edible wild plants!


Army recruitment reverse psychology

The British Army’s latest recruitment drive involves a series of TV adverts that seem to employ reverse psychology as they carry the slogan Don’t join the British Army. The advert aims to tackle all those who may wish to have a military career but feel like everyone around them is against the idea; something that is surprisingly common.

VIDEO: Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment “The Tigers”

The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR), known as ‘The Tigers’, are an infantry regiment. The Regiment is made up of a Regimental Headquarters, three battalions and a Reserve company:

  • 1 PWRR – a Regular battalion currently based in Germany
  • 2 PWRR – a Regular battalion currently based in Cyprus
  • 3 PWRR – a Reserve battalion based across the South East of England
  • B (Queen’s) Company The London Regiment, based in Edgware and Hornsey

Challenger 2 in Poland

More than 1300 British soldiers and 100 armoured vehicles, including Challenger 2 MBTs and Warrior IFVs, from the 3rd UK Division participated in Exercise BLACK EAGLE, a British/Polish NATO exercise held in Western Poland towards the end of November.

Soldiers from Tidworth-based The King’s Royal Hussars (KRH), the UK’s Lead Armoured Battlegroup operating Challenger 2, carried out live-firing battlefield exercises in conjunction with their Polish counterparts equipped with the German made Leopard MBTs, whilst 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (1R Welsh), with the Warrior, provided troops on the ground.

A significant demonstration of the UK’s support to the region and NATO’s Immediate Assurance Measures, Ex BLACK EAGLE highlighted the British Army’s ability to deploy an armoured battlegroup at short notice anywhere in the world in support of the nation’s allies. The exercise raised several questions amongst analysts. The UK agreed to participate in the exercise in July and some have asked if the exercise was to make a point to Russia over the Crimea crisis – something flatly denied by the British Army and the UK government.