How many soldiers are in the British army now in 2012?
The Continental Army wore no uniforms-- only their everyday clothes. Many had no guns, so they carried spears and axes. Some had fought in the French and Indian War, but most had no military experience. Many were farmers who had just enlisted signed up, for duty in the army. The British army was made up of professional soldiers with training and experience. The British army also had thousands of mercenaries hired solders.
Certainly! It even has an entire brigade of foreign nationals from the Indian subcontinent called "The Brigade of Gurkhas". The Ghurkas have a long association with the British Army: They come from Nepal & are fine soldiers. The British Army also has nationals fom amongst other places Ireland, Fiji & many commonwealth countries.
"Sepoys". England however never had to 'force' Indians to become professional soldiers and there was no conscription in colonial times. The Indian army provided room and board, a salary and chances of advancement to many Indians, and there was no lack of takers. The Sikhs and Ghurkas stood out as the most martial Indian peoples serving in the British-Indian army and they were renowned for their fighting spirit.
Is it true that the colonial army successfully attacked Quebec and prevented a British invasion from Canada?
As of November 2011 the numbers are this: Army - 109,520 (Regular) + 33,100 (TA soldiers) RAF - 41,330 (Regular) + 1500 (Volunteer Reserves) Royal Navy - 36,640 (Regular) + 2,300 (Volunteer Reserves) The SDSR (The Strategic Defense and Security Review) are affecting the number in the British Military at the moment, so they will be decreased to this by 2015: Army - 95000 + 35000 TA soldiers RAF - 33000 Royal Navy - 30000
What name was the German Soldiers while fighting with the British Army against America in the War for Independence?
Are you sure you do not mean The Battle of Bunker Hill? If you do mean Bunker Hill, the answer is the British. They lost many soldiers to the Continental Army. The Continental Army had to retreat because they ran out of ammunition. It was here, that the famous saying, " Don't shoot 'till you see the whites of their eyes," was uttered. (it was spoken by a Continental) In the end, the British lost…