BRITISH ARMY

  • London: Prince Harry quits as helicopter pilot, take up army desk job January 17, 2014

    Prince Harry will quit his role as an ace Apache helicopter pilot to take up a desk job in the British Army, it was announced on Friday. "The Prince will take the position of SO3 (Defence Engagement). His responsibilities will include helping to coordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving the...
  • UK: Sikh soldier caught in controversy over turban December 2, 2012

    London: The British army's first Sikh soldier allowed to wear a turban rather than a bearskin on ceremonial duties has suffered abuse from his colleagues over his headgear and his refusal to cut hair and his beard, a media report on Sunday said. Guardsman Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, who joined...
  • British Army tour ray of hope for future intl tours in Pak November 9, 2012

    Karachi: The PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf on Friday said the brief tour by the British Army team was a small step forward towards the revival of international cricket in the country. Ashraf described the visit by the British team to play a couple of T20 matches against the Pakistan Army...
  • British officer to tweet from Afghan frontline September 13, 2010

    London: A senior British Army officer will start using the online social networking site Twitter from next month to inform the world about the frontline in warravaged Afghanistan. Daily Telegraph reported that Lieutenant Colonel Dougie Graham, who is commanding officer of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of...
  • Ahyo Gurkha! Veterans get UK residency rights May 22, 2009

    London: All former Gurkhas who have served in the British Army for at least four years will now be eligible to settle in Britain, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said on Thursday. In what amounted to a swift policy Uturn, Smith said Gurkhas who retired before July 1, 1997 and completed...
  • UK court grants British Gurkhas residential rights October 1, 2008

    London: Protesting veteran Gurkha regiment officers have won a historic battle in the United Kingdom's courtroom. The London high court has granted Gurkha officers who have retired before 1997 similar pension benefits like their British counterparts. The Court on Tuesday ruled the deeming that those restrictions are illegal and must...
  • Gurkhas protest British Army's discriminatory practice March 20, 2008

    London: The Gurkhas have the reputation of being amongst the toughest soldiers in the world, whether they were in the British army or the Indian forces. However, the Gurkhas in Britain have not been treated at par with the other British forces when it comes to pension benefits. Even though...
  • Prince Harry gets marching order May 1, 2007

    New Delhi: Prince Harry, the third in line to the British throne, will serve in the Iraq war. General Richard Dannatt, head of British Army, says he personally decided to send Harry to Iraq. Second Lieutenant Harry, 22, is a tank commander and trained to lead a 12man team. He'll be the...
  • Militants team up to abduct Brit prince April 28, 2007

    London: Shiite militants in Iraq claim to have set up a special squad to target Prince Harry if he is deployed there with his army regiment, The Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday. The newspaper quoted a commander in the Mahdi Army, the militia loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada alSadr, as...
  • Royalty keeps Harry off Afghanistan October 8, 2006

    London: Senior commanders in the British army have decided not to send Prince Harry to fight on the front line in Afghanistan as it might be "too dangerous" for the young Royal, a media report said. Although a formal decision on the Prince's future posting is yet to be made, sources...