The British Army is the land armed forcesbranch of the British Armed Forces. It came into being with unification of the Kingdoms of Englandand Scotland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. The new British Army incorporated Regiments that had already existed in England and Scotland and was administered by the War Office fromLondon. Since 1963 it has been managed by the theMinistry of Defence.
This is the reason why the UK only have an a British Army and not a Royal one. Purely political and historical reasoning as in 1707 at the time of the above merger,might have been a bit upset to merge into a 'Royal' army!!
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Jeff - British Army retiredThe Royal this and the Royal thatThe contrast is between the Royal Navy and the merchant navy, and between the Royal Air Force and civil aviation.
Canada,and use 'royal' in the same way.
In the case of the army, the difference is - I think - that maintaining private armies in England has been illegal since 1487. It was a piece of legislation brought in soon after the end of the Wars of the Roses and was enforced energetically. At the time it was directed against aristocrats who tried to maintain their own armies, which were an obvious threat to the central government.
Another factor: an army is generally more critical than a navy during a civil war, so calling it "The Royal Army" would have been considered symbolically dangerous to the authority of Parliament. The monarchy was useful as a symbolic figurehead for the empire, so ships of "The Royal Navy" visited colonies.
During WWI, the navy assumed responsibility for defending Britain from German zepplins, so the Royal Air Force was split from the Royal Navy, not from the army (unlike the birth of the USAF). Thus the royal name was natural.
This is not intended to deny the other factors - just that initial accidents usually continue when they turn out to be useful.
The British air force was, and still is called the Royal Air Force.
the royal air force aka the RAF
Royal Air Force (RAF).
The RAF (The Royal Air Force)
it was called royal navy
The british air force is known as the RAF; royal air force. The Deutsche Luftwaffe or Luftwaffe (German: "Air Arm", IPA: ['luftvafə]) is the commonly used term for the German air force.The Royal Air Force. They are still called this today.
The British Royal Air Force has NEVER been named "Pakistan air force" - and Pakistan has never had a Royal Air Force.
The RAF, Royal Air Force
RAF, the Royal Air Force. you
British = Royal Air Force, RAF German = Luftwaffe
The Royal Air Force (RAF).
The British Airforce was called the RAF (Royal Air Force) and still is now.
It is the Royal Air Force, the air-force wing of the British armed forces.
Yes, it's called the Royal Canadian Air Force...
Royal Air Force (RAF)
Britain's Air Force is called the Royal Air Force or RAF for short.
The RAF, Royal Air Force
England doesn't have an air force.
Royal Air Force and Winston Churchill.
The Royal Air Force is a branch of service for the air force in UK. The RAF was established as a seperate branch in 1917 (whereas the US did not establish a seperate air force until 1947).
It was and is known as the RAF
The Royal Air Force had numerous targets all through that long war.
I'm presuming that you're asking after the British/English air force - they were called the RAF (Royal Air Force) and primarily flew Spitfires and Hurricanes.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) operate many fighters of which one is the eurofighter.
It was against the German Air Force, luftwaffe, vs. the British Royal Air Force.
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