Journalism / Subject guides


Defence stories can be complex, with even the basics such as appropriate language, ranks and regiments posing challenges to accurate reporting. In this section of the College of Journalism website, read guides to the Navy, Army, Air Force, Special Forces and intelligence services. There’s also an insight into the challenges posed by embedded journalism.

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British Army’s size and structure

The regular British Army, with a full-time trained strength of less than 100,000 personnel, is being scaled back as reservists take on a bigger role