In this episode we look at how you can find out more about the Royal Navy right here in London. From historic ships like HMS Belfast to the historic Dockyards at Chatham.
In this episode we look at why we have a Navy – what’s the benefit to the country, and more specifically – to London? This means exploring some of their history including how the River Thames and Chatham Docks have played their part.
In this episode we look at the Army Cadets – a voluntary youth organisation which welcomes boys and girls and can give them a taste of Army Life with military themed activities as well as those involving and serving the community.
In this episode, we find our more about the Chelsea Pensioners – veterans from our armed services who live in Chelsea and are known all over the world by their bright scarlet coats and tricorne hats.
In this episode we find out more about a very distinguished group of soldiers – informally known as “Beefeaters” and famous for their ceremonial duties their uniforms are unchanged from Tudor Times. Although their uniforms are similar, we find out that Yeoman Warders and Yeoman of the Guard have very different roles.
In this episode we learn about a third youth voluntary organisation attached to the Armed Forces (along with the Army Cadets and the Sea Cadets) – it’s the Air Cadets. With members aged between 12 and 20 the Cadets undertake fun activities that build confidence and give a taste of life in the RAF.
In this episode, we check out where you can see the RAF in London. Not just in the skies but at a very famous RAF base – RAF Northolt. It is older than the RAF itself and has been the scene for many important events in our aviation history - including being the fore-runner to Heathrow Airport.
In this episode, we learn more about the RAF – The Royal Air Force. The youngest of the three parts to our Armed Forces, the RAF has been at the forefront of modern warfare. We look at the benefits of an Air Force - being able to respond quickly, perform reconnaissance and their role in bombing during conflict.
In this episode, we look at the Sea Cadets, a voluntary youth organisation which enables young people to get a taste of life in the Armed Forces with mixture of adventure and community-based activities that have a naval theme.
In this episode, we find out about the Household Cavalry which is made up of two very famous Regiments - the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals. Their military role is with armoured fighting vehicles, but their special Mounted Divisions ride horses – and so these soldiers must be highly skilled equestrians as well as elite soldiers
In this episode, we find out more about the infantry – the foot soldiers of the British Army – and the role of Guards to protect the Monarch. We find out about the work they do, the uniforms they wear and the training they do to become a Guard.
In this episode we look at how London is an important place for our Armed Services. It’s the main HQ for all the Army units, and the home for many barracks housing soldiers and their families. It’s also the location for some historic ceremonies.
In this episode, we look at some of the many roles that the armed forces have – from keeping our country safe to helping others, and participating in some historic ceremonies.
Many countries have Armed Forces – and our country is no different. In this episode we look at what our armed forces do and where. For years, many members of the British armed forces have lived overseas, often with their families - but things are changing.