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Results Of The War Of 1812 - Canada
... largely American population of Upper Canada to throw off the "British yoke", but that did not happen ... After 1815, British officials, Anglican clergy and Canadians loyal to the Empire tried to spot and root out American political ideals, such as republicanism ... Thus the British and Loyalist elite were able to set the different colonies of what would later become Canada on a different course from that of their former enemy ...
Sudan Defence Force - British Officers
... Most of the officers of the SDF were British Army officers on secondment for a few years ... Hilary Hook Maurice Stanley Lush, chief political officer ...
Causes Of The Indian Rebellion Of 1857 - Sepoys
... In order to consolidate and control British territory, the East India Company maintained a well-established army of 257,000 Sepoys (native Indian soldiers, called Sowars in cavalry units), commanded by British officers ... Together, they fielded more troops than the official army of the British Empire ... The British had an unbroken series of victories in India, against the Marathas, Mysore, north Indian states, and the Gurkhas, later against the Sikhs, and abroad in Egypt, China, Burma and elsewhere ...
List Of Brigade Of Gurkhas Recipients Of The Victoria Cross
... that may be bestowed upon members of the British or Commonwealth armed forces for acts of valour or gallantry performed in the face of the enemy ... Within the British honours system and those of many Commonwealth nations it is the highest award a soldier can receive for actions in combat ... The British Army's Brigade of Gurkhas, a group of units composed of Nepalese soldiers—although originally including British officers—has been a part of ...
Evelyn Wood (British Army Officer) - Imperial Wars - Egypt and Sudan
... He had 25 British officers (given extra pay and Egyptian ranks a grade or two higher than their British ones) and a few NCOs, although to Wood’s annoyance Lt-Gen Stephenson, commander of the British ... During the cholera epidemic of 1883 British officers earned the respect of Egyptian soldiers by nursing them ... drill as well as Fridays (the Muslim holy day), so that Egyptian soldiers would see that their British officers took their own religion seriously ...

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    In the weakness of one kind of authority, and in the fluctuation of all, the officers of an army will remain for some time mutinous and full of faction, until some popular general, who understands the art of conciliating the soldiery, and who possesses the true spirit of command, shall draw the eyes of all men upon himself. Armies will obey him on his personal account. There is no other way of securing military obedience in this state of things.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)