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The flag of the British Army.

The British Army is the land warfare branch of Her Majesty's Armed Forces in the United Kingdom. It was first formed in 1707, unifying the English and Scottish armies into the army of Great Britain. For many years, the British Army was a symbol of the power of the British Empire during the colonial era, and as such comprised many foreign soldiers, originating from these colonies. Entering the modern era, the British Army fought as one of the primary Allied armies in both World Wars. The British Army was involved in many key campaigns in World War II, including North Africa, South East Asia and the invasions of Italy and France in 1943 and 1944 respectively. However, only North African and Italian campaigns are recognized in the Battlefield games.

Battlefield 1942Edit


A British M7 Priest at Tobruk


A British Engineer in combat at Tobruk


A British soldier in combat at Gazala


A British assault soldier takes cover during landings on Sicily

In Battlefield 1942, the British Army fights the Afrika Korps in historical battles of the North African front. It is one of the two British factions in the game, the other being the Royal Air Force. British soldiers wear desert uniforms and Brodie helmets. It uses identical infantry equipment as the United States Army.


Kits and WeaponsEdit






Battlefield 1942: The Road to RomeEdit

In Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome, the British Army fights the Royal Italian Army (RIA) in historical battles of the Italian theater. They use the same beige uniforms as in the North African front. The medic kit's Thompson is replaced by the Sten in the expansion. All other features remain the same.


Battlefield 2Edit

Although the British Army doesn't appear in the vanilla Battlefield 2, the L85 assault rifle and the L96A1 sniper rifle are unlockable weapons.

Battlefield 2: Special ForcesEdit

Main article: Special Air Service#Battlefield 2

The Special Air Service, a unit of the British Army, is featured as a faction in Battlefield 2: Special Forces.

Battlefield 2: Euro ForceEdit

In Battlefield 2: Euro Force the British Army are likely amongst the various armed forces fielded by the European Union. The following equipment is British in origin.

Battlefield 1Edit

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The Faction's emblem as it appears in Battlefield 1.

The United Kingdom is featured as one of six factions in the base game of Battlefield 1, as part of the Allies along with Italy and the United States. They are outfitted with the woollen khaki service dress and beige cotton webbing of the era, in addition to the distinctive Brodie Helmet worn by the Assault and Support classes.

The British Army appear on both the Western Front, fighting mainly in France, where they are opposed by the German Empire, and in the Middle-Eastern theatre, where they face the Ottoman Empire for control of Mesopotamia and the Sinai Peninsula--the location of modern-day Egypt, Syria and Iraq.


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  • In Battlefield 1, the United Kingdom appear on more maps in multiplayer than any other faction.

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