Whilst in combat, so to speak, hunting for interview opportunities and well dressed men, I came across some very handsome troops. They were from The British Army and were on a training expedition. After I got military clearance, I was allowed to interview them. I have to say these guys were so gentleman like and their respect for each other was what I define as team players. It occurred to me, why would any men sign up to war?
What is it about these very young peacocks who will choose to fight for their country and who would literally give their life away to save another? In this interview, Lieutenant Peters explains why he has joined the British Army. He describes the pressure at such a young age managing his coupe. He also explains how he copes with the responsibility of managing his troops.
If you are thinking of joining the forces, then you need to listen to this interview.
Interview With Lieutenant Peters – Why Join The British Forces
The British Army
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The force was initially administered by the War Office from London, which in 1964, was subsumed into the Ministry of Defence. The professional head of the British Army is the Chief of the General Staff.
The full-time element of the British Army is referred to as the Regular Army and has been since the creation of the reservist Territorial Force in 1908. All members of the British Army swear (or affirm) allegiance to the monarch as commander-in-chief. However, the Bill of Rights of 1689 requires Parliamentary consent for The Crown to maintain a standing army in peacetime. Parliament approves the continued existence of the Army by passing an Armed Forces Act at least once every five years.