Military Quiz Questions and Trivia
- What's the name of the United States Army base in North Carolina that's the largest military installation in the world?
- Name the special operations units of the British and Indian armies, set up by Orde Charles Wingate, which saw action during the Burma Campaign of World War II?
- What is the name of the much publicised American missile defense system sent to South Korea in 2017?
- Where did Queen Elizabeth I give a famous speech to land forces assembled in preparation for repelling the expected invasion by the Spanish Armada?
- Name the two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy?
- Which tank formed the backbone of the U.S. armoured forces in World War Two?
- What was the name of the general, known as 'Black Jack', who was the Western Front's commander of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I?
- Which army supported Wellington's British-led Allied army at the Battle of Waterloo?
- The sinking of which ship led to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy in 1945?
- In the Falklands War HMS Sheffield was sunk by what type of missile? And what codename did the British military give to the operation to liberate the Falklands?
- Which toy is based on a weapon used by sixteenth century Filipino hunters?
- What do the following military acronyms stand for: (a) SLBM, (b) ROE, (c) NATO, and (d) MASH?
- What are the RAF and Royal Navy equivalents of the British army rank of Major? (Two answers needed)
- Which U.S. Navy ship was named after the World War II Pacific fleet commander?
- What's the name of the Oxfordshire base that's the largest station of the Royal Air Force?
- Fort Bragg
- The Chindits
- THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence)
- HMS Queen Elizabeth and the HMS Prince of Wales
- The Sherman
- General John Pershing
- The Prussian Army
- USS Indianapolis
- Exocet. Operation Corporate.
- (a) Submarine-launched ballistic missile, (b) Rules of Engagement, (c) North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and (d) Mobile army surgical hospital
- Squadron Leader (airforce) and Lieutenant-Commander (navy)
- USS Nimitz (named after Chester Nimitz)
- Brize Norton
- Which branch of the British armed services has the nickname 'The Andrew'?
- What was the nickname of The Lockheed SR-71 long-range reconnaissance aircraft that served the U.S. Air Force between 1964 and 1998?
- The Special Air Service (SAS) have been based in which city since 1960?
- Who are famous for their kukris?
- What was the name of the nuclear missiles carried on British submarines between 1968 and the mid-1990s?
- What is the four-wheel high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle produced by produced by AM General better known as?
- What the colourful term that means 'enemy-on-enemy' fire?
- What's the name of the British maritime patrol aircraft that was retired from service in 2011?
- Which American general commanded all U.S. ground forces invading Germany from the west at the end of World War Two in Europe and was last general to hold a five-star rank?
- On January 11, 2007, what did China successfully destroyed with a kinetic kill warhead?
- What name has NATO given to the family of R-36 intercontinental ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union?
- What was a Martini–Henry?
- In which two American states are West Point and the The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis? And in which English county is Sandhurst?
- Which force are often referred to as Blue Berets?
- Originating in Scotland in 1650, which regiment is the oldest in the Regular Army in continuous active service?
- Which subsonic cruise missile is primarily used by the the Royal Navy and United States Navy in ship based land-attack operations?
- Which British military services or units have the following mottos: (a) 'if you wish for peace, prepare for war', (b) 'by strength and guile', and (c) 'ready for anything'?
- The Royal Navy
- Gurkhas (it's the distinctive heavy knife with a curved blade)
- Red on Red
- Omar Bradley
- A satellite (a non-operational Chinese weather satellite)
- Satan misiles
- It was the British Army service rifle for 30 years (it entered service in 1871)
- New York and Maryland. Berkshire.
- United Nations peacekeeping force
- Coldstream Guards
- The Tomahawk Missile
- (a) The Royal Navy, (b) Special Boat Service, (c) Parachute Regiment
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