British Armed Forces

The British Armed Forces entails all of the United Kingdom's military power and is comprised of the British Army, the Royal Navy (which includes the Royal Marines), and the Royal Air Force. Each are charged with the defence and protection of the United Kingdom and all of its Territories and Dependencies. Each force has it's own way of doing things and different ranks within, but they all work together to form the most outstanding Armed Force in the world.

All In-Game Military people are considered part of a ficticious unit in the Hyde Park Command. 22 Commando Brigade based at Hyde Park aka Knightsbridge Barracks, London. It is a mixed branch unit which consists of Army, Air Force, Calvary (and Tanks), Navy and Marines. Their duty and prime mission is to work together to protect and defend London.

Duties of this Command

  • 4th Battalion Fusiliers - The army units patrol the streets and circulate when duty calls as a "Beefeater" Guard. They also man the anti-aircraft weapons located throughout London.
  • 403rd London Defense - The Air force have a brand new and well concealed airfield in Hyde Park. From here they can better launch to the defensive and maintain London's Airspace and give their naval and army brothers some air support.
  • Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) & Knightsbridge Dragoons (KDs) - The Calvary much like the infantry patrol the streets of London, just on a horse or inside a tank. They also participate in Trooping the Colours and other Ceremonial events and parades.
  • A very elite and small group of Marines are stationed here to provide aid when needed. More often than not they are aboard the River Gun Boats, diving to maintain the river defenses. In very hazardous situations it is also for the Marines to perform search and rescue if hostile forces are present.
  • NB Marie & MGB 22 - The naval units patrol the London canals and River Thames. The marines often accompany them.

British Army

The Armed Forces of the Royal Crown. All members of the Army are sworn in allegiance to the monarch as commander-in-chief. These are the infantry and ground units of The Crowns Royal Military.

Combat Arms

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Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps

Horses and tanks!
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Left, Left, Left, Right, Left! Footies!
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The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (RRF)

The 4th Battalion of the RRF is stationed in the new Knightsbridge Barracks.

Special Forces

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Combat Support Arms

The Combat Support Arms provide direct support to the Combat Arms and include artillery, engineer, signals and aviation.

Royal Regiment of Artillery

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Corps of Royal Engineers

Royal Corps of Signals

Intelligence Corps

Combat Service Support Arms

Royal Logistic Corps

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Medical services

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Adjutant General's Corps


Royal Air Force

The Air Borne Forces of the Royal Crown. All members of the Air Force are sworn in allegiance to the monarch as commander-in-chief.
Over the last decade the Air Force has moved away from the biplanes that helped win World War I to eight-gun monoplanes like the Hurricane, Avro Anson and Spitfire.

In 1934 with inevitable trouble brewing Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin supports a humungeous increase to the Royal Air Force. In effort to match that of the strongest air force that could pose a threat to the UK.

Over a thousand strong in aircrafts of all types the Royal Air Force decides to re-organize into four specialized Commands; Bomber, Fighter, Coastal, Training. Each division fell under an Air Marshal's command. While the Chief of the Air Staff remained in top rank overall.

The RAF Volunteer Reserve is born in 1936. Men that volunteer are trained during the weekends and at a fifteen day training camp that happens annually.

403rd London Defense

Motto: Defensio Colimus - In Defense, We Serve.

A number of additional squadrons were activated on September 3rd 1939, upon the declaration of war against Nazi Germany, as a part of Sector C, 11 Group, Fighter Command, based at RAF Biggin Hill on the SE edge of Greater London. Their mission is to defend London airspace in the event of an air raid and to support other squadrons as a Quick Relief Force when necessary. Their missions are designated by Fighter Command, to ensure the strengthening of Britain's air defenses. The assignment of Nos. 794, 812, 815 and 854 Squadron (the latter being a bomber squadron) was effective on the day of activation: the Change of Command ceremony took place on September 4th, 1939 shortly before their first mission briefing. As of June 1st, 1940 the 403rd London Defense has been transferred to the new small but effective for early deployment airfield built into the south central side of Hyde Park. Those of stationed here share the Knightsbridge Barracks with the other branches of his Majesties Armed Forces.

This is a fictional Unit and is the assignment of all IC RAF Characters.


Royal Navy

Unlike the other branches of the British Armed Forces, the officers and men of the Royal Navy do not swear an oath of loyalty to their commander-in-chief, King George VI, as they are maintained not by an act of Parliament but by royal prerogative.

Great Britain entered the war in 1939 with a Navy that while still undoubtedly powerful, suffered from combining aging ships that had seen service in the First World War, ships from the inter-war period limited by international treaty, and newer, more powerful ships with no such restrictions. This navy was an impressive force that numbered over 1,400 vessels and ships of various sizes and designs. This was a force that would have to deal with threats from Germany and Italy in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and eventually, Japan in the Far East. With commitments and missions across the globe, the Admiralty was faced with the tricky proposition of deploying and maintaining naval forces from Plymouth to Singapore and everywhere in between with a variety of responsibilities.

The most important of these was the maintaining of British sea-lanes. As an island nation, Great Britain relied on the import of important war material (such as oil and petrol) as well as food and other goods needed for the civilian market. Facing this crisis, the British Navy instituted a convoy system to help protect British shipping from the threat of German u-boats seeking to disrupt this vital lifeline to the British Isles. Additionally, the Royal Navy is expected to maintain a naval blockade of Germany and to take the fight to the Italians in the Mediterranean while also ensuring that the British armies in the North African theater can receive their supplies. This is a lot to do and Royal Navy postings can vary from doing intelligence work, code-breaking, signals, and training a-shore to manning a destroyer in the Atlantic to flying planes from the deck of an aircraft carrier.


Royal Marines


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