British army

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British army could be overstretched by stepping in during strikes, says Labour
Party also questions whether troops would ‘bail out failing services rather than provide emergency back-up’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

02, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Uniformed soldiers to cover for striking UK Border Force staff
Servicemen and women to wear combat attire when standing in for union members taking industrial action

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

29, Nov, 2022 @4:26 PM

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Ex-soldier who shot dead civilian during Troubles convicted of manslaughter
Belfast court convicts David Jonathan Holden over 1988 killing of Aidan McAnespie

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

25, Nov, 2022 @3:15 PM

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Army families suing MoD for poor housing told to drop claims or have pay docked
Exclusive: government lawyers sent claimants ‘bullying’ letters saying they will have to pay MoD’s legal costs

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

14, Nov, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Nearly a third of UK military homes need repair as maintenance backlog grows
MoD has apologised for delays by outsourced firms awarded repair contracts worth £650m six months ago

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

06, Nov, 2022 @10:30 PM

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First female soldier passes gruelling UK parachute regiment resilience test
Pte Addy Carter, 21, presented with coveted maroon beret after completing test of endurance

Aina J Khan

23, Oct, 2022 @10:41 AM

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Medals for dog that parachuted during second world war sell for £140,000
Rob made 20 jumps strapped into a special harness, including one into Nazi-held Italy with the SAS

Steven Morris

12, Oct, 2022 @4:38 PM

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MoD apologises over ‘unacceptable’ standard of army homes
Families sent letter admitting to failures amid claims of squalid and even dangerous accommodation

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

03, Oct, 2022 @2:51 PM

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Britain’s military plays key and colourful role in royal send-off
Thousands of military personnel from the UK and Commonwealth took centre-stage at the Queen’s funeral

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Sep, 2022 @3:21 PM

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Welsh Guards sergeant killed in training was mistaken for target, report finds
Sgt Gavin Hillier was shot at Castlemartin range by short-sighted soldier not wearing corrective lenses

Joe Middleton and agencies

28, Aug, 2022 @3:28 PM

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War and Justice: The Case of Marine A review – compelling account of a killing, with a fatal flaw
Channel 4’s documentary is an engrossing investigation into Royal Marine Al Blackman, who was charged with battlefield manslaughter. But it fails to ask basic questions about the real victim – the man he killed

Stuart Jeffries

31, Jul, 2022 @9:29 PM

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UK armed forces introduce ban on use of sex workers abroad
Measure replaces patchwork of policies and, defence secretary says, reflects changing social attitudes

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Jul, 2022 @6:12 PM

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