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The Seven Ages of the British Army

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 The seven ages of the British Army is to compile the evolution from the seventeenth century when Britain had a standing army to today. The author of the original book is Field Marshall, Lord Carver, author of the book “The Seven Ages of the British Army”

Wars since 1982

2009 Boko Haram Insurgency

2007  Operation Enduring Freedom Trans Sahara

2009  War in Somalia

2006-2009    War in Somalia

2003-2011     Iraq War and Insurgency

2001-2014    War in Afghanistan

1998-1999   The Kosovo War

1992-1995   The Bosnia War

1992-1995   The Bosnia War

1991-2001   The Yugoslav Wars

1990 -1991  The Gulf War

7th  “Templer 1945-1982”

1946-1947   Greek Civil War

1948-1960    Malayan Emergency

1950-1953    Korean War

1952-1960    Kenya Emergency

1955-1959    Cypriot Independence

1956 -1957    Suez Crisis

1963-1967    Aden Emergency

1968-1998    The Troubles

1969-2007    Operation Banner

1982              The Falklands War

6th  “Montgomery 1919-1945”

1919-1921    The Irish War of Independence

1922-1923    The Irish Civil War

1939-1945    The Second World War WW2

5th  “Haig 1902-1919”

1899-1902  2nd Anglo Boer War

1914-1918   The First World War WW1

1916            The Easter Rising

1917-1922   Russian Civil War

1919            Third Afghan War

4th “ Wolseley & Roberts 1816-1902”

1852-Jan 1853   2nd Anglo Burmese War

1853-1856        Crimean War

1857                 Indian Rebellion

1856- 1860       Second Opium War

1866-1871        Fenian Raids

1868                  Battle of Magdala

1870                  Red River Rebellion

1873 -74            Ashanti Campaign

1878 – 1880      Second Anglo-Afghan War

1879                  Anglo Zulu War

1880-1881        First Boer War

1882                  Anglo Egyptian War / Battle of Tell El Kebir

1881-1899        Mahdist War / Sudan Campaign

1884-1885        Nile Expedition / Gordon Relief Expedition

1899-1902        The Second Boer War

3rd “ Wellington 1769-1815”

1780                  onwards,  Anglo Mysore Wars

1793                  IBN Ufaisan’s Invasion

1793-1802        War of the French Revolution

1799-1815        Napoleonic Wars

1801-1814        English Wars

1795 -96           Second Maroon War

2nd  “Marlborough 1685-1763”

1701-1714 War of the Spanish Succession

1715-1716 Civil War  Jacobites

1756-1763 Seven Years War  = British Victory = Treaty of Paris

1757-1763 The 3rd Carnatic War

1758-1756 Anglo- Cherokee War

1760          Tacky’s War

1st  “Cromwell 1625-1685”

The British Take Barbados 1625

English Army defeated at La Rochelle France 1627

Scots defeat the English on the River Tyne 1640

Irish Rebellion 1641

Civil wars start Charles I  1642

1645 New Model Army was formed Sir Thomas Fairfax Lord General.

1648   Cromwell’s troops defeat Scottish Royalist Army  2nd civil war

1651 Battle of Worcester

1655 Britians Seized Jamaica from Spain

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