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Tag: British Army

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    British Army HQ with gender-neutral toilets

    More than 2,000 military and civilian personnel are housed at the Army’s £44million HQ in Andover, Hants.

    Toilets at British Army headquarters are now gender-neutral, according to the London media. “Ladies” and “Gentlemen” signs have been removed as part of a huge equality drive across the military. Chiefs have warned officers that promotions will be blocked unless they improve the “inclusiveness and diversity” of units.

  • Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 - 06:53 UTC

    British Army “Ice Maiden” expedition cross Antarctica in 62 days on muscle power

    Over the last two months the team travelled up to 43kms a day, navigating crevasse fields whilst pulling sledges weighing up to 80kg and battling temperatures as low as -40°C.

    The British Army’s ‘Ice Maiden’ Expedition has become the first all-female team to cross Antarctica using muscle power alone. After spending 62 days on the ice and covering 1700kms, the six soldiers led by Major Nics Wetherill and Major Nat Taylor crossed the finish line at the Hercules Inlet at the weekend (Saturday 20th January).

  • Thursday, November 16th 2017 - 07:40 UTC

    Next Rector of the Falklands is ex former British Army legal chief, expert in human rights

    Mercer is an outspoken critic of the use of torture and in 2011 he was named Human Rights Lawyer of the Year for his work  (Pic credit YouTube)

    The southern-most cathedral in the Anglican Communion, Christ Church Cathedral at Stanley in the Falkland Islands, is to get a new rector. And the priest chosen to head up the Anglican Church on the Islands is the Revd Nicholas Mercer, who – as Lt Col Nicholas Mercer – was the chief legal officer for the British Army during the 2003 Iraq war.