Defence Headquarters

The Tumblr of the UK Ministry of Defence

Soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade and airborne troops from across the world gathered in Arnhem at the weekend to mark the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. 

In September 1944 British and American troops landed behind German lines with the aim of capturing a string of Rhine river crossings, but met with strong resistance at the final bridge at Arnhem. Over 1,500 British soldiers were killed and nearly 6,500 captured.

For more pictures from our defence photographers, see the gallery on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/sets/72157647484991509/

Some of the UK’s top engineering companies gathered at an event in London to learn about the benefits of employing Army Reserves.
Deputy Commander Land Forces Major General Ranald Munro, told businessmen from more than 20 top companies about the work of the Royal Engineers. General Munro, the most senior Army Reserve in the British Army, explained the vital work done for the Armed Forces by the Engineer Group.
Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/employers-briefed-on-the-benefits-of-army-reserves

Some of the UK’s top engineering companies gathered at an event in London to learn about the benefits of employing Army Reserves.

Deputy Commander Land Forces Major General Ranald Munro, told businessmen from more than 20 top companies about the work of the Royal Engineers. General Munro, the most senior Army Reserve in the British Army, explained the vital work done for the Armed Forces by the Engineer Group.

Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/employers-briefed-on-the-benefits-of-army-reserves

Exercise Joint Endeavour | Facebook

The Corps of Army Music, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, recently took on the infamous 3 peaks challenge, with a twist. In addition to the usual trek up the 3 highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales the soldiers also performed a fanfare on their fanfare trumpets.

Concert spectacular tops off Invictus Games part 2

The Invictus Games ended with a spectacular 5-hour concert headlined by the Foo Fighters at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The concert was opened in true military style by the pipes and drums of 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles.

Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/concert-spectacular-tops-off-invictus-games

Concert spectacular tops off Invictus Games part 1

The Invictus Games ended with a spectacular 5-hour concert headlined by the Foo Fighters at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The concert was opened in true military style by the pipes and drums of 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles.

Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/concert-spectacular-tops-off-invictus-games

A Royal Navy warship has seized £21 million worth of cocaine after a 12-hour pursuit across the Caribbean.
After receiving information that a suspicious-looking vessel had been spotted by a maritime patrol aircraft, HMS Argyll, which is on counter-narcotics operations in the region, deployed to intercept it.
Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/royal-navy-drugs-bust-in-caribbean

A Royal Navy warship has seized £21 million worth of cocaine after a 12-hour pursuit across the Caribbean.

After receiving information that a suspicious-looking vessel had been spotted by a maritime patrol aircraft, HMS Argyll, which is on counter-narcotics operations in the region, deployed to intercept it.

Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/royal-navy-drugs-bust-in-caribbean