Test your (knowledge of) British military might by taking our British Armed Forces Quiz. Learn how the armed forces work in Merry Old England. Or, you know, Regular Modern Great Britain.
Slightly different from those in the United States Armed Forces.
The British Coast Guard is not considered a part of the Armed Forces.
Queen Elizabeth II is currently in command.
Tricked you! The Queen is the Commander-in-Chief and Head of the Armed Forces.
Sound crazy? Well, it's a very limited power that is subject to checks and balances.
The Prime Minister is technically in charge of the military and makes key decisions.
The Cabinet is the highest-level of government ministers, appointed by the PM.
Under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the UK is a nuclear weapon state.
Many front-line roles have been open to women for a couple decades.
Only men get to be the fancy horse-riders.
There is both a First and Second Sea Lord.
The position is under the Chief of the Defence Staff.
In the mid-1600s, the English Army was formed.
While Britain has had a National Service requirement during war times, it no longer does.
As of 2015
There were about 83,340 Army officers and soldiers ready for duty in 2015.
The Navy and Marine numbers are included together.
Including one quite famous officer …
William was part of the RAF for several years but retired to take on work as an air ambulance operator.
Harry left the Army in 2015, but his service included a 20-week tour in Afghanistan.
Charles briefly served in the Navy during the 1970s.
There is a Submarine Service which presumably does a lot of the underwater duties.
That is what's known as the United Kingdom.
It's where the command operations take place.
Come on, these RAF pilots aren't messing around.
Just like the United States Army, anyone can serve as a reservist.
Although who wouldn't want a seapod, whatever that is.
But if you're interested, I'd suggest the Corps of Army Music.
After the early 19th century Gurkha War, many Nepalese soldiers joined the British Army.
If that sounds vague, it's because their work -- and members -- are extremely secretive.