Corporal Bryan James Budd, 29, 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment.
Died 20 August 2006 in Sangin to small arms fire. "A talented and hardworking soldier, Cpl Budd was the consummate professional. Universally liked and admired, he was a shining example to those under his command, demonstrating great courage in the face of adversity. He had a keen sense of humour and a natural ability for lightening the mood.
Softly spoken and gracious, he was never hurried or flustered and took everything in his stride. Living in such a beautiful part of the world he loved the outdoors and would spend whatever time he could there. However, his keenest passion was for his family of which he was incredibly proud. He leaves behind his wife Lorena and daughter Isabelle. The couple were looking forward to the birth of their second child in September.
Cpl Budd’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Tootal, said of him:
Cpl Bryan Budd was an outstanding young man who had quickly risen through the ranks in the Regiment. Extremely popular, he had a calm and professional manner that inspired confidence in all that worked with him; a natural leader. Bryan died doing the job he loved, leading his men from the front, where he always was.
Bryan was proud to call himself a Paratrooper and we were proud to stand beside him. One of the very best in all respects, he will be sadly missed by all his comrades in 3 PARA and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time." #britisharmy#remember#opherrick#afghanistan#parachuteregiment#airborne#onthisday#wewillremember
Last week I saw some surviving British Napoleonic War uniforms at the @nam_london archives as part of research for an upcoming project. This full dress coatee belonged to Lieutenant-General Sir William Clinton who fought in Sicily and Spain in 1812-13. Full dress was worn to more formal, ceremonial occasions. I was super excited about this piece, as you can probably see why! #napoleonicwars#britisharmy#tailoring#militarytailoring#19thcentury
The view from the French side at the battle of Crécy. The English army at this point in history was believed by most of Europe to be backwards and of poor quality. In reality the army of Edward III was a veteran force with loads of experience fighting in Scotland and one of the deadliest tools of war for its time - the longbow. Notice the sharpened stakes in front, bowmen would have slammed these into the ground at an angle trying to impale or at least slow down the French knights and their horses. It’s kind of like the medieval version of building a wall in Fortnite! ⚔️ Stay tuned this week as we cover Crécy and while you're at it: like, follow, and turn on notifications so you’ll never miss a post!
🇬🇧Dead and alive British troops in a muddy trench. Passchendaele, 1917. Pure savageness.
🇹🇷Ölü ve diri İngiliz askerleri, çamurlu bir siperin içinde. Passchendaele, 1917. Vahşet.
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The Canal Defense Light was a secret tank invented in World War 2 by the British. The idea was to dazzle the enemy with a very bright light. It was so secret it was never actually used in active combat
Thank you so much to Ian Ross and everyone at @ASengaged for the invite to see 'Shell Shock' as part of the Army at the Fringe. We had a wonderful time and it was a very powerful piece of theatre. Can't wait until next year! #s4l#bridgesproject#britisharmy#EdinburghFringe2018
August 19th 1990 we lost my Grandad... same year I was born... he was a Sikh Soldier for The British Army in WW2 he fought for the country I live in & that makes me proud to be your Granddaughter ... RIP Grandad I know your watching over me, God’s Angel, Thank You 💕😘🙏🏼 Waheguru 🙏🏼 ✨ #sikhsoldiers#ww2#singhisking 👑 #familyhistory#britisharmy 🇬🇧🇮🇳
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I can now officially say I am part of the @cwc.watch club with this ‘91 Gulf era quartz issued military W10. Thank you @paulywollydoodle for the amazing gift - a keeper for sure. Thank you 😀 #g10#w10#toolwatch
This is a little prayer that I say to myself when I feel resentment towards a fellow human being. As I am writing this I am sitting on a train sitting in the ‘quiet’ carriage and opposite me is gentleman who has his head phones on too loud and and his tapping his feet in a really annoying fashion😡
In the past I would of probably said something to him and it would result in an argument & more resentment. When you resent someone they control you.🤛
After you say the prayer start to think how you can let go of other resentments that are making you spiritually sick. If you can let go of them you will have a better day🌞
It really works if you work it 💯
Dan | @danwfurlong
The Inkerman Company of the Grenadier Guards have deployed to South Sudan as part of a UN led mission to help improve conditions for the local population, for the next few months they will be working alongside The Royal Engineers making improvements to infrastructure and quality of life.
#motivationmonday today's motivation comes from Sgt Egerton VC. Pictured are his medals including the Victoria Cross, the highest honour a soldier can receive.
Sgt Egerton VC earned his during the first world war. His citation reads : For most conspicuous bravery, initiative and devotion to duty when, during attack, owing to fog and smoke, visibility was obscured, and, in consequence thereof, the two leading waves of the attack passed over certain hostile dug-outs without clearing them. Enemy rifles, assisted by a machine-gun, were, from these dug-outs, inflicting severe casualties on the advancing waves. When volunteers were called for to assist in clearing up the situation, Cpl. Egerton at once jumped up and dashed for the dug-outs under heavy fire at short range. He shot in succession a rifleman, a bomber and a gunner, by which time he was supported and 29 of the enemy surrendered. The reckless bravery of this N.C.O. relieved in less than thirty seconds an extremely difficult situation. His gallantry is beyond all praise!
One of the most iconic helicopters in the British Army, an Apache attack helicopter flying in support of exercising troops on salisbury plain training area, providing additional capabilities through its speed, firepower and the ability to detect, classify and destroy up to 256 potential targets in the matter of seconds. 🇬🇧
Yesterday, museum volunteers and guests were treated to the arrival of four Bushmasters.
The Bushmasters are the most elite armoured vehicles in the Australian army. Made entirely in Australia, these vehicles are also used by the defence forces in America, the Netherlands, the UK, Jamaica and Japan.
They transport up to 10 troops, have armoured protected seating to protect from spinal injuries, with fuel tanks located outside the crew compartment to minimise the fire risk.
They can be submerged in water up to the windshield and fitted with a machine gun or even a light cannon. Wire cutters are installed on the roof to protect exposed soldiers and the reinforced windows protect from ballistics with perspex on the inside to protect soldiers inside if the glass does shatter.
The Bushmasters also have run-flat tyres and a boat-shaped hull to protect from IEDs as it deflects the blast outwards. There's also a drinking water tank under the floor of the crew compartment to protect crew in the event of a landmine explosion.
They are truly incredible vehicles.