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  • David Robert Wilson (1920 - 1942)
    Died "on or since 20 April 1942" on war service; 608 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Service Number 1184009; Sola, Stavanger, Norway. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt Of HonourFirst...
  • General Cuthbert Ellison (1698 - 1785)
    Cuthbert Ellison 1668 - 1785 = ELLISON, Cuthbert (1698-1785), of Hebburn, co. Dur 'Family and Education Born May, 10, 1698 Cuthbert was the 1st son of Robert Ellison of Hebburn by Elizabeth, daughter o...
  • Captain Francis Yarde Foley (c.1891 - 1918)
    Rank: Captain Trade: Quartermaster Date of Death: 12/05/1918 Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force and Army Service CorpsDied age 27, son of Robert Yarde Foley and Sarah Septima Foley, of Bridgwater, Somer...
  • Capt. Thomas Henry Wintringham (1898 - 1949)
    Capt Thomas Henry Wintringham (1898-1949) =Thomas Henry (Tom) Wintringham (15 May 1898 – 16 August 1949) was a British soldier, military historian, journalist, poet, Marxist, politician and author. He ...
  • Flt Lt Richard Playne Stevens - Nightfighter Ace (1909 - 1941)
    Birth: Sep. 11, 1909 Tonbridge Kent, England Death: Dec. 15, 1941 Bergen op Zoom Municipality Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Richard Playne Stevens was the one of the most successful night fighter pilot in...

About Military history of Britain project

The aim of this project is to collect profiles from everyone who was part of the British military trough history and to share a common interest in UK military matters. This project will also function as an umbrella project for other UK military projects on Geni. Please do not hesitate to build this project with us by adding information and profiles and or editing the existing project.

What can you do here?

  • Ask questions.
  • Collaborate on your research.
  • Share knowledge you have gained as you've done your own research in a specific area.
  • Start your own related project.
  • Add your profiles.
  • Start or take part in a discussion.

As the United Kingdom was not formed till 1707 we speak of the military history of the United Kingdom but also about the military history of England (before 1707)

Military Britain

  • The British Armycame into being with the merger of the Scottish Army and the English Army, following the Acts of Union 1707.
  • The Royal NavyThe History of the Royal Navy can be traced back to before the ninth century AD. However, the present Royal Navy was formally created as the national naval force of the Kingdom of England in 1660, following the Restoration of King Charles II to the throne. In 1707 it became the naval force of the Kingdom of Great Britain after the Union between England and Scotland which merged the English Navy with the much smaller Royal Scots Navy, although the two had begun operating together from the time of the Union of the Crowns in 1603.
  • Corps Royal MarinesThe Corps of Royal Marines, the infantry land fighting element of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy, was formed as part of the Naval Service in 1755. However, it can trace its origins back as far as 1664, when English soldiers first went to sea to fight the Dutch.
  • Royal Air ForceThe RAF was founded in 1918, toward the end of World War I by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service


List of wars involving Great Britain

Famous English military commanders profiles on Geni