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Significant dates in the history of the Army..

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You might find this interesting Jon:(nod):...Hope our members do as well..

1660/1 Standing army established..

1716 First seperate artillery regiment created..

1717 Corps of Engineers formed..

1741 Royal Military Academy created at Woolwich,East London,initially to train artillery officers and later engineers and signal personnel...

1796 Chaplain's Department formed...

1802 Royal Military College created at Great Marlow and later moved to Sandhurst,Berkshire,to train officers of the cavalry and infantry divisions..

1857 Military Music School created at Kneller Hall,Middlesex.

1858 Staff College created at Camberley,Surrey..

1858 Veterinary Medical Department formed..

1877 Military police introduced..

1897 Army Nursing Service formed..

1916 Tanks introduced into warfare...

1920 Serarate Corps of Signals created..

1939 Conscription introduced..

1940 First Parachute Corps formed.

1947 Royal Military Academy amalgamated with the Royal Military College at Sandhurst.

1949 Women's Royal Army Corps (WRACS) formed..

1952 Special Air Service Regiment formed...


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Yes it is interesting Marion. Thanks for sharing with us.

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