The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, also known as the UK or Britain, is a country in Western Europe.
A former imperial power, at its height the British Empire, encompassed almost a quarter of the world's land surface, making it the largest empire in history. The British Empire was not fully dissolved until after World War II.
The British Empire fought as a major Allied faction during World War I, and took part in numerous campaigns such as the Western Front, Gallipoli, Sinai, Palestine, and Mesopotamia.
During World War II, British troops played a large part in the war in multiple theaters. In Asia, British troops fought to defend colonies in India, Burma, Singapore and Malaya, while in North Africa, British troops fought an Axis advance into Egypt.
Closer to home, British forces played a part in the initial months of the war, prior to the Dunkirk evacuation. Britain was later among the forces involved in liberating France in 1944-45 in the Normandy landings, continuing to fight on the Western European front until the end of the war. In the intervening years, British aircraft fought in the Battle of Britain, engaging in aerial combat with German Luftwaffe bombers, while British cities were badly bombed during the Blitz.
The Royal Air Force is the aerial forces division of the British armed forces. Founded in 1918, they conduct aerial support and operations. They are featured in Battlefield 1942. The RAF's precursor, the Royal Flying Corps, also appears in Battlefield 1.
The Royal Navy, the naval warfare division of the British armed forces, it is not featured in any Battlefield games, however the HMS Prince of Wales is featured in Battlefield 1942, and the Dreadnought of Battlefield 1 is modeled after the HMS Iron Duke-class battleships, whereas the L-Class Destroyer is modeled after the Laforey-class destroyers.
The UK is a part of both NATO and the European Union, both of which are featured as factions in their own rights in the Battlefield series. The UK is therefore presumably involved indirectly in other Battlefield games as a part of these two alliances.