The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom 2014-2015

Charles Heyman

Date Published :
April 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
color illustrated throughout
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781783463510
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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This book has been published at regular intervals during the last 20 years, and the latest 2014 – 2015 addition is the one that deals with the most far reaching changes the UK Armed Forces have gone through for a generation. Although the UK’s Armed Forces are reduced in size, the UK remains the country with the fourth largest defense budget in the world and extensive international commitments. This remains an extremely potent defense force and arguably the most powerful in Europe.

The Royal Navy has new submarines, new destroyers and a Type 26 Global Combat Ship in the pipeline, with two new aircraft carriers and F-35 attack aircraft by the end of the decade. The Royal Air Force consolidates its Typhoon force, introduces new air to air refueling aircraft, new transport aircraft and extra helicopters.

The Army sees the most extensive organizational changes with a complete reorganization of the Divisional and Brigade structures following the commencement of the withdrawal of Land Forces from Germany. Major armored and infantry units are restructured to better cope with the challenges of the new operational environment.

With a new Joint Forces Command that brings together the combat power of the three armed services, the UK is better positioned to engage in the expeditionary operations the UK government and its allies may wish undertake in the future.

By 2020 the majority of capability enhancements and formation reorganizations will be complete, and this informative publication is the best guide available to the size and shape of the UK Armed Forces during the next decade.

About The Author

Charles Heyman is an expert in current military personnel and vehicles – air, land and sea.

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