Soldados, pistolas y disparos. (British Army Structure)

Hola navegantes, hace mucho que no paso por aquí para platicarles detalladamente sobre algún tema interesante. El día de hoy les quiero hablar sobre el ejercito.

Ultimamente ando un poco obsesionada con el ejercito, la verdad no se por qué pero se me hace bastante interesante su preparación.

En la información que irán leyendo abajo les hablaré del ejercito británico. (INGLÉS)

British Army Structure

The British Army consists of the General Staff and the deployable Field Army and the Regional Forces that support them, as well as Joint elements that work with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

The Army carries out tasks given to it by the democratically elected Government of the United Kingdom (UK).

Its primary task is to help defend the interests of the UK, which consists of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This may involve service overseas as part of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) force or any other multi-national deployment. Soldiers may also be deployed on United Nations (UN) operations and used to help in other emergencies.

The regimental system
The increasing demands of imperial expansion together with inefficiencies highlighted during the Napoleonic Wars led to the Cardwell and Childers Reforms of the late 19th century. These gave the British Army its modern shape, and defined its regimental system. The Haldane Reforms of 1907, formally created the Territorial Force which still exists as the Army’s volunteer reserve component.

Command structure
The command structure is hierarchical with divisions and brigades responsible for administering groupings of smaller units. Major Units are regiment or battalion-sized with minor units being smaller, either company sized sub-units or platoons. All units within the service are either Regular (full-time) or Territorial Army (part-time), or a combination with sub-units of each type.

Naming conventions
Unit names differ for historical reasons. An infantry regiment is an administrative and ceremonial organisation only and may include several battalions. An infantry battalion is equivalent to a cavalry regiment.  For operational tasks a battle group will be formed around a combat unit, supported by units or sub-units from other areas. Such an example would be a squadron of tanks attached to an armoured infantry battle group, together with a reconnaissance troop, artillery battery and engineering support.

Higher Command

As part of Defence Reforms, the Army has adopted a revised top level command structure which took effect on 01 Nov 2011.

The Chief of the General Staff (CGS) now commands a single Army Staff which works out of a new Army HQ in Andover. CGS exercises command of the Army through three 3 star subordinate commanders: Commander Land Forces (CLF), Commander Force Development and Training (FDT) and the Adjutant General (AG).

Commander Land Forces is the primus inter pares at 3 star. He acts as the Chief of the General Staff’s deputy and he is the commander responsible for delivering the Army’s principal outputs. The Field Army, the Reserves, the Firm Base and the Joint Helicopter Command are integrated through the establishment of a Land Force Command.

The Assistant Chief of the General Staff (ACGS) provides control and coordination across the 3 star subordinate commands from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) with the Chief of Staff Land Forces (COS LF) as his representative in the Army Headquarters in Andover.

This new, modernised structure was devised to enhance the Army’s interaction with Defence, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and other UK Government agencies. It will also deliver greater efficiency while aligning the Army’s peacetime practices with its operational modus operandi in order to allow the Army to continue to exploit success.

Divisions & Brigades

Commander Field Army and Commander Regional Forces control groupings of units based around Divisions and their Brigades.

Medals, Awards & Insignia

Veterans display their medals during the Service to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Victoria Cross

Honours & gallantry awards

Hierarchy & details of Honours & Gallantry Awards awarded to British service personnel

Operational Service Medal

Current campaign medals

Details of campaign medals currently issued to British service personnel

Military Cross for Scottish soldier

In the latest Operational Honours and Awards, announced on September 30, Scottish soldier Sergeant Glen Gardiner, of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, learns he is to receive the Military Cross

During his deployment to Afghanistan (between October 2010 and March 2011) Glen  ran through small arms and grenade fire to assist an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier who had been shot in the neck.

Sergeant Gardiner, from Adrossan, was working alongside an ANA platoon securing a compound in north-west Babaji when they came under fire.

Follow this link to find out who else received awards for bravery.


The year of celebration launched on 17 February when 26 specially selected cadets are attending an audience at Buckingham Palace with HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

As one of the UK’s oldest, largest and most successful youth organisations, we have a long and proud history of preparing youngsters for all walks of life and encouraging an active involvement in local communities. We have 47,000 cadets and 8500 adult instructors in over 1700 Cadet Centres spread across the UK.

The ACF is not a recruiting ground for the Armed Forces but seeks to promote a sense of understanding of what the Armed Forces’ roles and responsibilities are. Cadets are aged 12-18 years and follow a military and non-military based progressive training syllabus in subjects such as:

  • skill-at-arms
  • map and compass skills
  • fieldcraft
  • community projects
  • first aid
  • adventurous training
  • shooting

To help its cadets be good citizens the cadet force aims to develop skills such as:

  • leadership
  • teamwork
  • confidence
  • self-reliance
  • respect

What we do

Cadets of all abilities and backgrounds that are able to access the majority of our activities are welcomed.  We develop young people physically and mentally, improving self-confidence, teamwork, friendship and leadership through a wide diversity of fun, exciting and adventurous opportunities.. We also aim to develop a sense of community in our cadets.

We are also a gateway to recognised vocational qualifications from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to BTEC First Diplomas which can help in working and school life.

Adult Volunteers

Being over 18 doesn’t mean you miss out on all the fun.  Without our adult volunteers, there would be no cadet force. They come from all walks of life and varied backgrounds. Previous military experience is not a pre-requisite as full training is provided.

There is no reserve commitment for either cadets or adult volunteers, so there is no chance of being sent on operations. Adult volunteers, like Cadets, are free to leave the organisation at any time.


Group of Cadets

The Army Cadet Force actively wants its cadets to succeed. All cadets start by learning the basics before moving on to the ACF Star Cadet Awards – starting at one star and moving all the way through to four. Achieve that and cadets can be put forward for an assessment course to be recognised as a Master Cadet.

As cadets progress through each stage they’ll learn more and more advanced techniques in all subjects. They’ll also be given a training role where they can develop their own teaching techniques by teaching the younger or less experienced cadets in their detachment.

All adult volunteers also have the opportunity to gain valuable life skills and qualifications.

Y bueno hasta aquí la información de hoy, iré subiendo más información conforme la vaya investigando.

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Toda la información fue sacada de la página oficial de ejército británico.




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