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The Values, Standards and Behaviour of the British Army

The British Army is a professional military force that is committed to upholding the highest standards of values, standards, and behaviours. These values are courage, discipline, respect for others, integrity, loyalty, and selfless commitment. The standards are appropriate, lawful, and totally professional. The behaviours are those that are consistent with these values and standards.

The importance of upholding these values, standards and behaviours cannot be overstated. They are what make the British Army a force to be reckoned with, both on the battlefield and in the community. They also help to ensure that the Army is a fair and inclusive organization where everyone is treated with respect.

The Values of the British Army are:

  • Courage. The courage to do what is right, even when it is difficult.

  • Discipline. The willingness to follow orders and to obey the rules.

  • Respect for Others. The belief that all people are equal and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • Integrity. The willingness to do the right thing, even when it is not easy.

  • Loyalty. The willingness to stand by your comrades, even in the face of adversity.

  • Selfless Commitment. The willingness to put the needs of the Army and your country before your own.


These values are essential for the British Army to be successful. They help to build trust and confidence among soldiers, and they also help to ensure that the Army is a force for good in the world.

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The standards of the British Army are:

  • Appropriate. All behavior must be appropriate to the situation and the circumstances.

  • Lawful. All behavior must be lawful and in accordance with the law of the land.

  • Totally Professional. All behavior must be professional and in accordance with the highest standards of conduct.

The behaviours of the British Army are those that are consistent with the values and standards of the Army. These behaviours include:

  • Being honest and trustworthy.

  • Being respectful of others, regardless of their rank, race, religion or gender.

  • Being responsible for your own actions.

  • Being prepared to work hard and to put the needs of the Army first.

  • Being committed to the Army and to your country.

The Importance of Embracing Diversity

The British Army is a diverse organization, made up of people from all walks of life. This diversity is a strength, and it helps the Army to be more effective in its mission.

By upholding its values, standards and behaviours, the British Army can continue to be a force for good in the world. The Army is a symbol of national pride, and it is committed to serving the people of the United Kingdom.

In addition to the values and standards mentioned above, the British Army also has a number of other policies and procedures that are designed to promote a positive and inclusive work environment.


These include:

  • A zero-tolerance policy for bullying, harassment, and discrimination.

If you are interested in training to aid embedding the values, standard and behaviours of your organisation, click here to contact us and start the discussion in what training your organisation may wish to begin.

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