British Armed Forces (UK Military)

The British armed forces, also known as Her Majesty's Armed Forces, is the general sum up of all branches of the British Military. This includes the British Army, RAF, Royal Navy, Royal Marines and many more branches. They were originally formed in 1707 on lines with the British Army.

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How did Britain's blockade of the Boston harbor affect the trade in Boston?

𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗢𝗳 𝗕𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗿

Let's start with what the blockade of the Boston Harbor is. The blockade of Boston Harbor is a law made by the parliament. The blockade of the Boston Harbor is one of The Coercive (Intolerable) Acts. The Coercive Acts was mainly caused by the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party is when 30 - 130 colonists dressed up as Indians and protested the tea taxes from the Townshend Acts. The colonists dumped 46 tons into the water. All because this happened the parliament put a Coercive Act.


Britain's blockade of the Boston Harbor affected the trade in Boston by isolating shipments from the Boston Harbor. Boston was now only relying on merchant trades to not perish. Merchant trades can not be fully relied on therefore it hurt Boston greatly.

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What does the MC in Sten. M.C. MK III mean?

The British term for a submachinegun was a "Machine Carbine". MC. See the link below for some more info on the Sten.

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When did the royal engineers become 'royal'?

Officers - King's Engineers were first formed on a permanent establishment in

Norman times and were employed on fortification works. With the introduction of

gunpowder to Europe in the Fourteenth Century and the subsequent development of

cannon for siege warfare, the Board of Ordnance raised Ordnance Trains in times of war.

Engineer officers served in these trains and often commanded them. On 26 May 1716 the

Artillery and Engineers of the Board of Ordnance were constituted as separate

establishments. On 25 April 1787 the officer Corps of Engineers was granted the Royal


Soldiers - Soldiers, or Engineer Other Ranks as they were formerly known, were

first enlisted on a permanent basis when a Company of Soldier Artificers was raised in

Gibraltar in 1772. In 1787 Companies of the Corps of Royal Military Artificers were

raised for service at home and overseas. The Soldier Artificers of Gibraltar were absorbed

into the Corps of Royal Military Artificers in 1797. In 1812/13 the title was changed to

the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners. Officers for these Soldiers' Corps were provided

from the Corps of Royal Engineers. The Board of Ordnance administered both Corps.

Amalgamation of Officer and Soldier Corps - Towards the close of the Crimean

War in 1855, the Board of Ordnance was absorbed into the Corps of Royal Engineers. On

17 October 1856 the reconstituted Corps came directly under War Office control, thus

ending the long-standing anomaly of engineer officers and soldiers belonging to separate

Corps, and the peculiarity of the Artillery and Engineers not coming directly under the

orders of the Commander-in-Chief.

Salary and Pay Rates
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What is the highest paid job in the RAF?

The highest paid job in the Royal Air Force is clearly the highest rank.

The highest rank in the RAF is Marshal of The Royal Air Force. Which is the equivalent of an Admiral for the navy.

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How much is the kings shilling today?

Offering the "King's Shilling" was something of an enticement to lure men into military service many years ago.

The men who accepted the "King's Shilling" were possibly drunk or desperate for the cash and found themselves signed up for a lengthy term in the service of His Majesty.

The practice of offering the "King's Shilling" ceased many years ago and in todays litigious environment of OH&S and EEO, would probably be considered to be coercion, bribery, deceitful, an infringement of civil liberties or, at best, illegal.

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What is a british armed forces ten shillings worth?

One shilling

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US Military Law

How old do you have to be to join the army?

You have to be between 17 to 41 to join the U.S Army, you must be a U.S citizen or a permanant resident. You must have a high school diploma or an equivelant education.

between 18 and 21

18, younger with parental consent.

Yes, bit it requires parental consent.

{| |- | The military requires a 17 year old to have parental permission. Otherwise you have to be 18 to enlist. They also really want them to have finished high school first. |}

Yes, with parental consent. In the UK with permission as a full physical one can join as 16 but will not serve over seas till one is 18... If one were to join at 16 they may leave the service upon reaching the age of 18 or failing this will have to complete there 3 years service.

For the UK can be between the ages of 16 and 42 though more senior ranks can serve beond this.

If you are under the age of 18 you require parental consent however you will NOT be deploy until you are 18, which is a legal age to assume a role in the battlefield

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What is the highest British military award?

the highest british military decorations is the Victoria Cross (VC)

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What does the m in mi5 and mi6 stand for?



Actually it's Military Intelligence.

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Navy SEALs
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What is the SAS and SBS?

Special Air Service and Special Boat Service; elite units of the British military created to fight the Axis in World War 2. The SAS is still in existence. Not sure about the SBS.

Britain in WW2
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Can you join the RAF with a criminal record?

Yes you can. You must declare it right away though. Of course, it does depend what offense was committed. Your offence MUST BE spent under the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974. Army is a little slacker and take more people with harsher records. The navy is the strictest with security.

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What type of uniforms did the British Army wear in the XVI XVII and XVIII Centuries?

Elena, try to get a book called "Simpkins uniforms of the british army" your local library may be able to help. Simpkins is THE authority on the subject.

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Battle of Britain

What was the Battle of Britain?

Battle of BritainThe Battle of Britain (10 July 1940 - 31 October 1940) was the conflict fought between the RAF and the German Luftwaffe, as bombing during the day in the late summer of 1940 attempted to destroy Britain's air defenses by attacking RAF airfields.

Huge numbers of bombers were destroyed without incapacitating the British fighter airfields permanently. A system of radar and dispersal from a command centre at Biggin Hill helped defend the nation and prevent the Luftwaffe from dominating the air in advance of a planned channel crossing invasion (Operation Sealion) which Hitler had to cancel after the RAF resisted and caused massive damage to the German air attack capability.

Short range prevented the German fighters from providing heavy air support except over the south coast and Kent, but the superiority of the British aircraft (numerically more Hurricanes than Spitfires) won the Battle.

Churchill described the success in a famous speech when he stated that "never in the history of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few."

The gallant RAF pilots were thereafter referred to as "The Few," and were made up of many Britons, Poles, Czechs, Free French, Canadians and even some Americans who had enlisted in Canada to fight. New Zealand and Australia had hundreds of pilots in RAF service also. Pilots were rushed through training, being desperately needed against a seemingly overwhelming German bomber force. Superior tactics (the use of radar to coordinate strength against in coming bombers) and the dispersal of aircraft to many small airfields and good early deployment, optimised the British effort. The fighters were also very capable in combat, even against the Me109 support fighters which could make it over the British coast. Many battles were fought over the Channel but had to be of limited duration because the German fighters had such limited range for combat flying.

AnswerThis was a battle between Germany and Britain.(From July 10-october 31 1940). It was started after Germany attacked France and Britain stepped in to help then retreated back to Britain where Germany attacked next. AnswerOne of the major campaigns of the early part of World War II, the Battle of Britain is the name commonly given to the attempt by the German Luftwaffe to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), before a planned sea and airborne invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion). Neither Hitler nor the German Wehrmacht believed it possible to carry out a successful amphibious assault on the British Isles until the RAF had been neutralised. Secondary objectives were to destroy aircraft production and ground infrastructure, as well as terrorising the British people with the intent of intimidating them into seeking an armistice or surrender and attacking areas of political interest.

British historians regard the battle as running from 9 July to 31 October 1940, which represented the most intense period of daylight air raiding. German historians begin the battle in mid-August 1940 and end it in May 1941, on the withdrawal of the bomber units in preparation for the attack on the USSR. The failure of Nazi Germany to destroy Britain's air forces to allow for an invasion or to break the spirit of either the British government or people is widely considered the Third Reich's first major defeat.

The RAF recognises [1] 2440 British and 510 overseas pilots who flew at least one authorised operational sortie with an eligible unit of the Royal Air Force or Fleet Air Arm during the period 10 July to 31 October 1940. This group includes 139 Poles, 98 New Zealanders, 86 Canadians, 84 Czechoslovakians, 29 Belgians, 21 Australians, 20 South Africans, 13 French, 10 Irish, 7 from the United States, a Jamaican, a Palestinian Jew and a Southern Rhodesian. 498 RAF pilots were killed during the battle. The Battle of Britain was the first major battle to be fought entirely in the air. It was the largest and most sustained bombing campaign yet attempted and the first real test of the strategic bombing theories that had emerged since the previous World War.

The Battle of Britain was an aerial and marine conflict between Germany and Britain that lasted months. The Luffewaffe nearly lost all their planes and many thousands of pilots. Hitler also bombed industrial cities, London and Coventry, ship ports and radar sites. The Britains lost many planes and pilots but they prevailed the nightly bombings, dogfights and their efforts to bomb Germany. Germany lost much more than the Britons did.

I would like to thank the American Pilots who Risked Inprisonment by the US government in their valiant efforts in Joining the RCAF of traveling direct to the UK where the RAF formed 3 Eagle Squadrons 71, 121, and 133 squadrons 240 heroes who helped save my life in the battle of Britiantheir use caused them to adopt this attitude ( if a short life make it a merry one )

retired Warrant officer after 9 years RAF and 28 RAAF i salute you one and all
The defense against Germany's Luftwaffe.
Late summer 1940.

AnswerThis was a battle between Germany and Britain.(From July 10-october 31 1940). It was started after Germany attacked France and Britain stepped in to help then retreated back to Britain where Germany attacked next.
The Battle of Britain was the aerial conflict between British and German air forces in the skies over the United Kingdom in the summer and autumn of 1940. It was one of the most important moments in Britain's twentieth century history and a vital turning point of the Second World War. Royal Air Force Fighter Command defeated the Luftwaffe's attempt to gain air supremacy over southern England and saved Britain from German invasion and conquest.
Prince Harry
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British Army

What rank in the British army was Prince Harry promoted to?

On April 16, 2011 the Air Corps promoted Prince Harry to captain

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Why did the RAF start?

To provide air defence and security over the skies of Great Britain. They have many forms of defence but the most well known would be the fighter aircraft. They know serve more roles and can be called a multi role organisation as they know provide nessesary security and peacekeeping missions all over the world.

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Who was the commander in chief of the british forces in new England replaced with?

Edward Braddock.

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When did national service end in the UK?

The last people to be enlisted for National Service in the UK were signed up in November 1960 and discharged in May 1963

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First transonic fighter in the raf?

Interesting question... I think it would be the English Electric Lightning.

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Any information on RAF Wroughton hospital?

See, among MANY other websites, Wikipedia: RAF Wroughton.

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When is the 90th Anniversary RAF?

The 90th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force will fall on 1st April 2008. (It was formed on 1st April 1918).

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What is a British armed forces special voucher worth today?

It worth the value of the paper it is printed on .. Basically nothing . The whole market is full of it and there is really no value in collecting them and no face value to them . Just a nice piece of memorabilia .. 17 million pounds worth of UNC out there right now ..

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What british military insignia is an eagle holding a lightning bolt?

I'm pretty sure its not the british..

The US Air force has an insignia like that for the 100th missile defense division.

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RAF stands for?

Royal Air Force

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Battle of Britain

How many RAF pilots died in the battle of Britain?

498 royal air force pilots died in the battle of Britain

Citizenship and Marriage
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Can illegal immigrants join the military legally?

no! you have to be a permanent resident or a united states citizen.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ incorrect.yes. illegal immigrants can apply to join any of the armed forces. that's the only way an illegal immigrant can become a U.S. legal citizen. there will be many racist people that tell you not to join...but IT IS POSSIBLE. do i know? im a marine....well not yet...but i have been accepted...and will start training this summer...

No, illegal immigrants are not eligible to join any branch of service. However, non citizen legal immigrants can join but are limited to rolls as non-commissioned officers. Non citizens who serve, are eligible for a fast track to naturalization (the process to become US citizens).

If an illegal immigrant is serving in the US Military they are doing so with a stolen identity or another method of fraud.

This is incorrect and misleading. The USA military will allow immigrants with a green card or visa to join the military and get fast tracked to citizenship . The key words here are: visa and green card. An illegal does not have visas or green cards that is why they are called illegals. Only an immigrant that is legal (with visa) can get fast tracked.

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