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Regulation Colours

Unlike the rest of the Army, all five Foot Guards infantry regiments sport a different variant pattern. Given the status of the guards regiments as units under royal patronage and for the defence of the British Royal Family and facilities belongi ...

Territorial, Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association

The Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association s were formed in 1908 under the provisions of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907 to provide local support to the Territorial Force in the United Kingdom. There were originally 1 ...

UK Joint Expeditionary Force

The UK Joint Expeditionary Force is a United Kingdom-led expeditionary force which may consist of, as necessary, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway. It is distinct from the similarly named Franco-Brit ...

UK National Defence Association

The UK National Defence Association is a pressure group campaigning in support of Britains Armed Forces and calling for an increase in the UK defence budget. It is Tri-Service. Formed in 2007 by Admiral Lord Boyce, RAF Marshal Lord Craig and form ...

UK parliamentary approval for military action

There is an emerging constitutional convention in the United Kingdom whereby the House of Commons is provided the opportunity to debate the use of the Armed Forces prior to their deployment, except in the event of an emergency. The power to deplo ...

Uk4u-Thanks!

uk4u-Thanks! is a UK-based charity which sends Christmas Boxes to all members of the UKs Armed Forces serving overseas or in hospital at Christmas. It is run by four Director Trustees and is supported by the Ministry of Defence. In 2009 24.500 Sq ...

Union Jack Club

The Union Jack Club is an Armed Forces Club in central London for enlisted members and veterans of the British Armed Services and their families. Located near London Waterloo railway station, the club has over 260 rooms for accommodation,restaura ...

Victory Services Club

The Victory Services Club is a private members club, and registered charity, for retired, veteran, serving members and immediate family members of Commonwealth and NATO armed forces, including the UK and US. Membership is open to all ranks of Com ...

Baden

The margraves of Baden originated from the House of Zahringen. Baden is named after the margraves residence, Hohenbaden Castle in Baden-Baden. Hermann II of Baden first claimed the title of Margrave of Baden in 1112. A united Margraviate of Baden ...

Carbery (barony)

Carbery, or the Barony of Carbery, was once the largest barony in Ireland, and essentially a small, semi-independent kingdom on the southwestern coast of Munster, in what is now County Cork, from its founding in the 1230s by Donal Gott MacCarthy ...

Crown of Castile

The Crown of Castile was a medieval polity in the Iberian Peninsula that formed in 1230 as a result of the third and definitive union of the crowns and, some decades later, the parliaments of the kingdoms of Castile and Leon upon the accession of ...

Duchy of Aquitaine

The Duchy of Aquitaine was a historical fiefdom in western, central and southern areas of present-day France to the south of the Loire River, although its extent, as well as its name, fluctuated greatly over the centuries, at times comprising muc ...

Ergyng

Ergyng was a Welsh kingdom of the sub-Roman and early medieval period, between the 5th and 7th centuries. It was later referred to by the English as Archenfield.

First Kingdom of Kakheti

The Kingdom of Kakheti-Hereti or just the First Kingdom of Kakheti was an early Medieval monarchy in eastern Georgia, centered at the province of Kakheti, with its capital first at Telavi. It emerged in c. 1014 AD, under the leadership of energet ...

France in the Middle Ages

The Kingdom of France in the Middle Ages was marked by the fragmentation of the Carolingian Empire and West Francia ; the expansion of royal control by the House of Capet, including their struggles with the virtually independent principalities th ...

Constitutional Cabinet of Louis XVI

The Kingdom of France as remnant of the preceding absolute Kingdom of France, was a constitutional monarchy that governed France from 3 September 1791 until 21 September 1792, when this constitutional monarchy was succeeded by the First Republic. ...

Klettgau

Klettgau is a municipality in the district of Waldshut in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. It is the centre of the Klettgau historical region stretching across the Swiss border into the cantons of Aargau, Schaffhausen and Zurich. The municipal area in ...

Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti

The Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti was created in 1762 by the unification of two eastern Georgian kingdoms of Kartli and Kakheti. From the early 16th century, according to the 1555 Peace of Amasya, these two kingdoms were under Iranian control. In 174 ...

Kingdom of Poland (1385–1569)

The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania joined in a personal union established by the Union of Krewo. The union was transformed into a closer one by the Union of Lublin in 1569, which was shortly followed by the end of the Jagiello ...

Grand Duchy of Lithuania

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania was a European state that lasted from the 13th century to 1795, when the territory was partitioned among the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia and Austria. The state was founded by the Lithuanians, a polytheistic ...

Sarir

Sarir or Serir was a medieval Christian state lasting from the 5th century to the 12th century in the mountainous regions of modern-day Dagestan. Its name is derived from the Arabic word for "throne" and refers to a golden throne that was viewed ...

Vladimir-Suzdal

Vladimir-Suzdal, also Vladimir-Suzdalian Rus, formally known as the Grand Duchy of Vladimir, was one of the major principalities that succeeded Kievan Rus in the late 12th century, centered in Vladimir-on-Klyazma. With time the principality grew ...

Wurttemberg

Wurttemberg) is a historical German territory roughly corresponding to the cultural and linguistic region of Swabia. Together with Baden and Hohenzollern, two other historical territories, it now forms the Federal State of Baden-Wurttemberg. Wurt ...

Battenberg family

The Battenberg family was formally a morganatic branch of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt, rulers of the Grand Duchy of Hesse in Germany. The first member was Julia Hauke, whose brother-in-law Grand Duke Louis III of Hesse created her Countess of Ba ...

Prince Christian

Prince Christian of Denmark born 2005, son of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Prince Christian of Hanover born 1985 Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe b. 1971, son of Prince Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe and gr ...

Kings Table

This article is about the symbol of the British monarchy. For the board game, see Tafl games. The King’s Table was a carved stone table that was a symbol of royal power in England. The table was used by monarchs from the 13th century onward for c ...

List of Scottish consorts

The consorts of the monarchs of Scotland bore titles derived from their marriage. The Kingdom of Scotland was first unified as a state by Kenneth I of Scotland in 843, and ceased to exist as an independent kingdom after the Act of Union 1707, whe ...

House of Stuart

The House of Stuart, originally Stewart, was a royal house of Scotland, England, Ireland and later Great Britain, with historical connections to Brittany. The family name itself comes from the office of High Steward of Scotland, which had been he ...

Duke of Rothesay

Duke of Rothesay is a dynastic title of the heir apparent to the British throne, currently Prince Charles. It was a title of the heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of Scotland before 1707, of the Kingdom of Great Britain from 1707 to 1801 ...

Eugene Dupuch Law School

Located in Nassau, The Bahamas, the Eugene Dupuch Law School is named after the lawyer and politician, the late Hon. Eugene Dupuch CBE, Q.C. It was established in 1998 as the third law school in the English-speaking Caribbean community. The schoo ...

Caribbean Regiment

The Caribbean Regiment was a unit of the British Army during World War II. The regiment went overseas in July 1944 and saw service in the Middle East and Italy. There had been resistance from the War Office to form the West Indian regiment, but t ...

Military history of North America

Prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus, warfare and conquest occurred from time to time between the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Examples of early indigenous conflicts include Tikal-Calakmul wars in the Yucatan. In central Mexico, th ...

Commander-in-Chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command

The NORAD commander-in-chief is always a United States Department of Defense four-star General or equivalent confirmed by the US Senate and is also in command of USNORTHCOM, while the Deputy Commander is always Canadian. Since 2004 commanders hav ...

1394th Transportation Brigade

The 1394th Transportation Brigade is a United States Army unit subordinate to the 377th Theater Sustainment Command. As of 2017 the following units are subordinated to the 1394th Transportation Brigade Command: Headquarters and Headquarters Detac ...

Security Force Assistance Brigade

Security Force Assistance Brigades are specialized United States Army units formed to train, advise, assist, enable and accompany operations with allied and partner nations. SFABs are intended to reduce the burden of such operations on convention ...

TACTIC (military program)

Threat Agent Cloud Tactical Intercept & Countermeasure, or TACTIC, is a United States military research program whose goal is to detect, classify, and neutralize airborne biological and chemical warfare agents.

Beaver Island (Lake Michigan)

Beaver Island is an island in Lake Michigan in the U.S. state of Michigan. At 55.8 sq mi, it is the largest island in Lake Michigan and the third largest island in Michigan after Isle Royale and Drummond Island. The island is located approximatel ...

Monarchy in Alberta

By the arrangements of the Canadian federation, Canadas monarchy operates in Alberta as the core of the provinces Westminster-style parliamentary democracy. As such, the Crown within Albertas jurisdiction is referred to as the Crown in Right of A ...

Monarchy in British Columbia

By the arrangements of the Canadian federation, Canadas monarchy operates in British Columbia as the core of the provinces Westminster-style parliamentary democracy. As such, the Crown within British Columbias jurisdiction is referred to as the C ...

Canadian Coronation Contingent

The Canadian Coronation Contingent is a guard of honour, composed of members of the Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, assembled distinctly for participation in the coronation ceremonies of the Canadian monarch in London, England. ...

Canadian Secretary to the Queen

The Canadian Secretary to the Queen is the senior operational member of the royal household of Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. It is the principal channel of communication between the monarch and her Canadian government, provincial governments, an ...

Crown in Saskatoon

Saskatoon is the most populous city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Canada is a constitutional monarchy, and connections to the Crown in Saskatoon are visible in visits from the Sovereign, the Royal Family and vice-regal representatives ...

List of lieutenant governors of Saskatchewan

The following is a list of the Lieutenant Governors of Saskatchewan. Though the present day office of the Lieutenant Governor in Saskatchewan came into being only upon the provinces entry into Canadian Confederation in 1905, the post is a continu ...

Monarchy in Manitoba

By the arrangements of the Canadian federation, Canadas monarchy operates in Manitoba as the core of the provinces Westminster-style parliamentary democracy. As such, the Crown within Manitobas jurisdiction is referred to as the Crown in Right of ...

Monarchy in New Brunswick

By the arrangements of the Canadian federation, Canadas monarchy operates in New Brunswick as the core of the provinces Westminster-style parliamentary democracy. As such, the Crown within New Brunswicks jurisdiction is referred to as the Crown i ...

Monarchy in Nova Scotia

By the arrangements of the Canadian federation, the Canadian monarchy operates in Nova Scotia as the core of the provinces Westminster-style parliamentary democracy. As such, the Crown within Nova Scotias jurisdiction is referred to as the Crown ...

Monarchy in Prince Edward Island

By the arrangements of the Canadian federation, the Canadian monarchy operates in Prince Edward Island as the core of the provinces Westminster-style parliamentary democracy. As such, the Crown within Prince Edward Islands jurisdiction is referre ...

Prince of Wales Trophy

The Prince of Wales Trophy, also known as the Wales Trophy, is an award presented by the National Hockey League to the Eastern Conference playoff champions, prior to the final series of games for the Stanley Cup. Named for Prince Edward, Prince o ...

Queen Elizabeth II domestic rate stamp (Canada)

The Queen Elizabeth II domestic rate stamp is a definitive stamp issued by Canada Post, and bearing the image of Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. Eight versions of the stamp have been issued since 2003.

Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal

The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal or the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal was a commemorative medal created in 2002 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth IIs accession. The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal was awarded in Canad ...