A common problem in Western armies, (recruiting/retention) plagues the British Army, to counter that a series of measures is considered in order to keep the Army a lucrative option for employment. -Vasilis Chronopoulos 

The British military is one of the world’s most legendary fighting institutions. It enabled the British monarchy to become one of the world’s most powerful institutions, conquering huge swathes of the world and building the largest empire in history.

During World War II, besieged by Nazi Germany, the Royal Air Force fought for Free Europe’s survival as the Luftwaffe bombed London and British planes fought back. When America entered the war, Britain was the hub for the Western Allies’ European operations. British commandos pioneered modern special operations.

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