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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