A soldier of 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, patrols with a police officer during Operation Temperer, 28 May 2017

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In case of emergency?

Today, we welcome the assistance the British Army provides to civil authority, whether by supporting national events, resolving crises or protecting against civil threats. But for a long time, its involvement in maintaining order was hugely unpopular.

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A soldier and policeman patrol London, 2017

In case of emergency?

Today, we welcome the assistance the British Army provides to the civil authority. But for a long time, its involvement in maintaining order was hugely unpopular.

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Security and the Army tour
Tour

2 June 2018, 2.00pm

FREE

Security and the Army tour

Take a free guided tour around the galleries exploring the topic of security and the Army.

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Book launch: Why We Fight
Talk

6 June 2018, 6.30pm

FREE

Book launch: Why We Fight

Former British Army officer Dr Mike Martin launches his book, 'Why We Fight'.

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Security and the Army tour
Tour

7 July 2018, 2.00pm

FREE

Security and the Army tour

Take a free guided tour around the galleries exploring the topic of security and the Army.

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Security and the Army tour
Tour

4 August 2018, 2.00pm

FREE

Security and the Army tour

Take a free guided tour around the galleries exploring the topic of security and the Army.

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