The evolution of British Army equipment through 100 years of conflict; from 1914 to 2014. Since the First World War, the British soldiers' personal kit has continuously improved to meet the new challenges of warfare. To commemorate the centenary of WW1, see how equipment capabilities through through major conflicts compare and take a look at future military technology.

The Evolution of Army Kit - Brithish Soldier Equipment Through Recent Major Conflicts Infographic

Portrait of Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery on his appointment as Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment, 1944.

TR Portrait of Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery on his appointment as Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment. Field Marshal Montgomery is wearing the beret and jumping jacket of the Parachute Regiment

Katrina Hodge: Corporal in the British Army & Miss England '09. She enlisted in the army on a dare from her brother & was nicknamed Combat Barbie after showing up to her unit wearing fake eyelashes, heels, & carrying a pink suitcase. While serving in Iraq, she saved the lives of her comrades by wresting not 1 but 2 rifles from a prisoner, then knocking him out w/ her bare hands. After winning the Miss England contest in 2009, she handed over the crown & returned to military service. #bamf…

'Combat Barbie' Miss England Katrina Hodge launches Miss World 2009

Miss England 2009 Katrina Hodge with the (Nicknamed the “Combat Barbie” she handed over her crown in 2010 and returned to active duty in Afghanistan.) She's definitely one of the people I inspire from.

This is the military insignia for the ranks of the British Army during the Second World War, included on cap badges & collar gorget patches.

The Chindits – In 1943

In 1943 – The First Expedition The Indian Infantry Brigade Commander – Brigadier Charles Orde Wingate, DSO (Ex-Royal Artillery) Brigade Major – Maj.

Actual photo of The Great King Shaka Zulu

An old century photograph of a Zulu warrior - The Zulu people, Zulu Tribe and legendary King Shaka Zulu

Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI

Campaign launched for Britain's first black army officer to be honoured with Military Cross for bravery during the First World War

World War I: Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI

British Army cap badges for Infantry Regiments (as of 2005)

BEF - This collection of current British regiment badges can be used to assist in determining vintage badges.

Zulu War 1879 - Privates Robert Jones, Henry Hook, William Jones and John Williams  Fielding at Rorkes Drift Mission Station defend the hospital. All survived and would receive the Victoria Cross

Zulu War 1879 - Privates Robert Jones, Henry Hook, William Jones and John Williams Fielding at Rorkes Drift Mission Station defend the hospital. All survived and would receive the Victoria Cross

BRITISH ARMY - 1st Airborne Division, Normandy 1944

British Helmets and Other Equipment in World War Airborne Helmet From “The Elite: The Worlds Crack Fighting Men - The Airborne”, by Ashley Brown & Jonathan Reed, The National Historical Society Publications, (p

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