Facts About British Armed Forces

Facts About British Armed Forces

Armed Forces
Establishment – The beginning of the British standing army was in the year 1661. Earlier, armies were formed as and when a particular situation arises. Going at it bare-headed – A regiment named the Blues and Royals has the practice of saluting even when not wearing a hat. This practice originates from the Marquis of Granby, the man who led a cavalry charge in the Battle of Warburg. During this war, his wig blew off, and this gave birth to a popular phrase, “Going at it bare-headed.” Scrap honors – Queen Victorian commissioned the Victoria Cross during the Crimean War. It is the highest honor that a soldier can receive in the British Armed Forces. This medal is made using the scrap metal taken from a Russian cannon captured during…
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Eight facts you must know about the Battle of Britain

Eight facts you must know about the Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain
The nation that is famous for its conquests of lands across the globe was in danger of being invaded itself for the first time in 1940. The invader was none other can Sir Adolf Hitler leading Germany in an invasion of Britain by air and sea, named operation sea lion. But due to poor weather conditions and logistical problems, Germany was forced to call it off. Following which, Hitler switched to Plan B and decided to launch a large-scale aerial bombing of England. Here are some of the must-know facts of the battle :   London was bombed 57 times in a row – As the bombing campaign intensified the most extended period of bombing endured by Londoners lasted 57 consecutive nights.  It destroyed a million houses and killed  40,000…
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