Many Regiments and most Corps (eg Royal Artillery; Royal Engineers; Royal Logistic Corps; Royal Corps of Signals; Royal Irish Regt; Royal Tank Regt) have "Royal" as part of their titles; others (eg The Parachute Regt; The Rifles; The Intelligence Corps; the Guards Regts) do not.
Historically, the British Army is a "blended" army evolved over many centuries via the gradual merging of different elements: eg Royal Household Troops (ie the "personal" troops of the Monarch); the forces of Parliament (The New Model Army) of the Civil Wars period; the Scottish Armies; feudal levies, militia forces, and mercenary forces (especially Welsh and Irish), plus, more recently, residual elements of Empire forces - notably the Gurkhas (by treaty arrangement with the Government of), and also the thousands of Commonwealth Citizens (eg West Indians; Fijiians; Africans, and even some South Africans, Australians, New Zealanders, plus, of course, the numerous Irish Citizens) who continue to enlist today.
There have always been "armies" of various types throughout the long history of the British Isles, but to whom exactly they answered, and on what basis, varied considerably by time and place, and according to the politics of particular eras. The first truly "professional" army in England was Cromwell's "New Model Army" - a Parliamentarian army established to fight the Royalist Army of Charles I.
Strictly speaking, there has only been a "British Army" per se since the merging of the two kingdoms ofand England by the Act of Union, 1707. Later in the C18th, the largely clan based Highland "Jacobite" forces (once defeated by Government forces) were incorporated into the British Army as essentially clan centred regiments, ensuring their loyalty to the "new order" by continuing emphasis on primary allegiance to "clan" rather than "Government" or "Crown" which they, henceforth, actually served.
Today, British soldiers (like all members of the British Armed Forces) swear allegiance to the Crown (ie the reigning monarch), who SYMBOLISES the British State, but who has VIRTUALLY NO POLITICAL POWER. Beyond this, however, the first loyalty of individual soldiers still tends to be to "The Regiment". The Army is under the control of the elected Government of the day: Parliament MUST confirm the continuing legitimacy of the Army by renewing "The Army Act" every 5 years - ie the Army only exists by consent of Parliament.
The British Army is, in many ways, a confederation of "tribes" and "clubs", all having unique and diverse histories and origins - some closely associated with the Royal Household, but others very much not so! In recognition of this very peculiar history, and in order not to upset the equilibrium of what eventually emerged as a fairly coherent "national army" (which is, in fact, very "multinational", and often quite "tribal"!), it was generally thought best not to give the "British Army" as a whole the "Royal" prefix.
The Royal Navy and Royal Air Force were, in contrast, founded at specific times either by ruling monarchs (ie the English and Scottish Medieval kings) or by the British Parliament (the RAF was formally established from Army and Royal Navy elements as an entirely new Armed Service in 1918), and, therefore, legally/ constitutionally were always "Forces of the Crown" from their creation.
In short, then, the RN and RAF were established by ruling monarchs, or rather their elected governments, at specific times, whereas the British Army evolved gradually over centuries from very diverse elements which were eventually taken under the full control and direction of the British State.
The Royal Navy first came into operation in the early 16th century but the British (or Royal Army) was set up in 1707. So therefore the Royal Navy is the oldest. Hope this help you! Addendum: The UK does not have a Royal Army. The navy and the air force are Royal, but the army is just the British Army. We do have various regiments and corps that are Royal though.
The Royal Navy is known as the senior service over the British Army and Royal Air Force because it has been in existence longer.
Scotland doesn't have its own army. Scotland is part of the United Kingdom and people from Scotland who wish to have a military career join the British Armed Forces. British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force.
England has armed forces. The armed forces are commonly known as the British Armed Forces. The British armed forces consist of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Corps, the British Army and the Royal Air Force.
it was called royal navy
George Washington was NEVER a member of the British Royal Navy, but he did fight in the British Army during the French and Indian War
The Royal Air Force rank of Air Marshal is equivalent to Vice-Admiral (Royal Navy) and Lieutenant-General (British Army and Royal Marines).
The British Royal Navy; which is why they were called "Landships."
It isn't. The Royal Air Force is an idependent force like the Royal Navy and the Army. The navy and army have their own individual air arms, the Fleet Air Arm and the Army Air Corps but each has individual roles.
It's just called the Royal Navy.
In contrast to the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force, the British Army does not include Royal in its title. This is because, historically, British Armies comprised individually raised regiments and corps. The position of the British Army as the Army of Parliament and not the Crown was confirmed by the Bill of Rights of 1689 requiring Parliamentary Authority to maintain a standing army in peacetime. Nevertheless, many of its constituent Regiments and Corps have been granted the "Royal" prefix and have members of the Royal Family occupying senior positions within some regiments
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I hope you meant the RAF. There is no RIF. The Royal Air Force exists today. During World War 2 they were known as the RAAF, Royal Army Air Force.AnswerThe original answer is incorrect, as there has never been a 'Royal Army Air Force'. The letters, 'RAAF', represents the Royal Australian Air Force!The Royal Air Force was formed in 1918, by amalgamating the Royal Flying Corps (essentially part of the British Army), and the Royal Naval Air Service (part of the Royal Navy). This is one of the reasons that the RAF rank insignia is based on that of the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy still retains an independent air wing, called the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). And, yes, the RAF does exist today.
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The military losses by the British totaled 255. Thr Royal Air Force lost one man. The Royal Marines lost 27. The Royal Navy lost 104. The Royal Army lost 123.
The 3 branches of the Australian Defence Force are the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Army & the Royal Australian Navy.
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, Scotland might have been a bit upset to merge into a 'Royal' army!!Anyone have a commentJeff - 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, Australia and New Zealand 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.
It has the Royal Navy, The Royal Air Force (or RAF) and a normal ground-based army.
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No, the queen isn't allowed to have an army, so therefore it cannot have royal in the name, but technically it can own regiments within the army. On a further note, the queen is allowed to have an airforce and a navy, so the word royal is included in the names of those brances; Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Canadian Navy.
The Royal Marines are part of the Royal Navy and nothing to do with the Army.
No exact date has been recorded as to when the British Royal Navy was formed although we know it dated back to the 9th century AD, The Royal British Navy as we know it today was formed in 1660. In 1707 it progressed to the naval force of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The British Royal Navy
Yes, it means to get angry, particularly with a military subordinate. Originating in the Royal Navy in WW2 and much loved by British Army and Air Force DI's.
The large Royal Navy (military force) & the large British merchant marine (commercial shipping).