Junior Soldiers from 19 Platoon, Burma Company make final preparations before a graduation parade on Thursday in Harrogate, England. The Army Foundation College in Harrogate opened in 1998 and provides training for soldiers destined for all the Army’s career paths and provides training for 1344 junior soldiers. During their time at the college the students are taught basic military skills and can achieve vocational qualifications, City and Guilds apprenticeships and take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The graduation parade is the largest in Europe and is only exceeded in size by the Trooping of the Colour in London. Read more
Polish Air Force’s PZL TS-11 Iskra aircraft perform a formation fly-over during a military parade as part of the celebrations of the Polish Armed Forces Day, in Warsaw, Poland. The Armed Forces Day is in remembrance of a victorious battle of Polish troops against the Red Army in 1920 Read more
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A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire at the site of an aircraft crash in Mogadishu, Somalia. An Ethiopian military aircraft carrying ammunition crash-landed at Mogadishu’s international airport on Friday, bursting into flames and killing at least one crew member.
Airborne veterans and young cadets march in central St Petersburg, Russia, on Friday, to celebrate Paratroopers’ Day
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Musicians from Mexico on Wednesday take part in a working rehearsal at Redford Barracks for the 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year’s Tattoo runs from August 2 – August 24, and includes performances from Mongolia, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Oman and New Zealand.
North Korean senior military officials arrive for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in Pyongyang as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War. Read more
Children in camouflage clothing attend a physical training session at a kindergarten in Taichung, central Taiwan. All kindergartens in the country provide physical training sessions that combine marine-style drills and gymnastics for pre-school and school-aged youngsters. The training helps children grow well in both mind and body, according to the principal.
Recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army take part in a passing out parade in Srinagar on Wednesday. The 494 recruits, many of them locals, completed a 49-week training programme before being absorbed as regular members of the regiment. Read more
An Indian Central Reserve Police Force soldier takes a break as he sits behind his fellows during the passing-out parade ceremony of 945 recruits in Bangalore, India, on Tuesday. CRPF is one of the largest paramilitary forces in the world with more than 250,000 personnel. Read more
Syrian rebel fighter Abu Al Dardaa walks towards the front-line as rebels attack regular Syrian army areas in the Salaheddine neighborhood of Aleppo on Monday. Syria’s rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto announced his resignation, nearly four months after his appointment and having failed to form a government Read more