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Prince Harry lead a discussion with former members of the UK and US Armed Forces at King’s College as part of the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference on March 16, 2017. The discussion was about the benefits of open dialogue and getting the support needed for a range of mental health issues. 

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Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive to attend a Service of Commemoration and Drumhead Service on Horse Guards Parade in central London, which honours the service and duty of both the UK Armed Forces and civilians in the Gulf region, Iraq and Afghanistan, and those who supported them back home, from 1990-2015. After the Drumhead Service, The Queen will officially unveil The Iraq and Afghanistan memorial. || 9.3.2017

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HMS Rodney going for Bismarck's jugular.

One 16-inch shell from HMS Rodney was tracked from the gun to where it hit the face of Bismarck’s Number 2 turret Bruno and exploded, blowing out the back of the turret, with the resulting splinters killing most of the crew on the bridge. Rodney fired 340 16-inch shells, some in 9-gun broadsides, and 716 6-inch shells during the battle, scoring many hits from a range of under 3,000 yards (2,700 m) and inflicting most of the damage suffered by Bismarck, whose stern was blown off. During the battle, Rodney also fired twelve 24.5-inch (622 mm) torpedoes at Bismarck whilst zig-zagging across her bow; most of the torpedoes missed, but one hit Bismarck and exploded amidships on the starboard side, making Rodney the only battleship in history to have torpedoed another battleship, although Bismarck survived the hit by Rodney’s torpedo

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All in a spin. by Alan
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Red Arrows at Scarborough’s Armed Forces Day. Weather behaved, a far better day than expected, weather wise.. a fun day :-)

Great picture of Sniper Corporal Pat McKinney, 31, from 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, discovers that his sniper suit is somewhat irresistible to the Regimental Mascot, Shetland Pony, Cruachan 4th. Pat and Cruachan were in Glasgow’s George Square as part of Scotland’s biggest recruitment event for the Army Reserve.

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Massed Pipes and Drums by Richard Findlay@FotoFlingScotland
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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2008

hamoosh--x  asked:

Do you even lift brk

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire UK armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe the shit out of you with the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my words. You think you can say this stupid shit to me over the Internet? Think again, Hamish RANT. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the UK and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, rat. The storm that wipes out little silly cracker creams like you. You’re fucking dead. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I also have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it in the UK to its full extent to wipe your ass off the face of the continent, you lil’ bitch. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have thought twice. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn cracker. And yes, I fucking do lift.

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The British Army

From top to bottom:

The final assault of The First Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, who were honing their dismounted infantry skills during a two-week field firing battle camp in Norfolk.

Scots Guards on parade.

 A Bomb Disposal Officer of the Royal Logistic Corps wearing his protective suit, which he wears when dealing with devices.

An Army Air Corps Apache at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

A Sniper from 1 LANCS emerges from the forest.

29 Commando Regt. RA live firing with their 105mm Light Gun in the direct role in Norway.

Major Linda Taberner, an Army Reserve and Health Visitor with one of the many young patients she saw during a medical exercise in remote areas of Kenya.

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Hellsing Alucard Copypasta

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you Iscariot bitch? I’ll have you know I am top of my class in the Hellsing Organization, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on rogue vampires, and I have over 3000000 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire UK armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the UK and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, Papist. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my gloved hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the almost 4 million souls within me and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, Anderson.

The United Kingdom Contrast, pt. 1

When she goes into work, people salute her. They address her as Captain, or ma'am.

It hasn’t always been that way, though.

When she came out to her chain of command, she was immediately asked to provide a timeline for her transition. They discussed uniform changes. Berthing accommodations. Fitness standards.

What they didn’t discuss was the possibility of her discharge from their military.

Today, I met with a Captain in the British Army. She is an electrical engineer and oversees over 120 soldiers. She also happens to be one of the lead go-to people for the Army’s transgender soldiers. I sat for over three hours and listened to her tell her experience. She told me about how there was certainly an initial period of confusion, but today, she is respected. Supported. Accepted. Appreciated.

She is a highly qualified and needed member of the British Army, and she says, “I can do my job, and that’s what the Army recognizes. I’m a soldier first, and my mission and my purpose in the Army will always come first, to me and to them. The fact that I’m transgender, well, most days, it just doesn’t matter.”

When she was asked what the best part about the UK’s policy on allowing open transgender service was, there was a coy grin. “The fact that the policy just allows me to be a soldier.”

After a laugh and another grin, she answers in full. “The British Army allows me to just be a soldier. It doesn’t label me as being trans.”



The time when America’s service members will have the same treatment…well, I think we can all say it’s closer than we expected. And I can’t wait for the day.