The British Army; Ready to Fight and Win. The Army’s primary role will always be to protect the nation; it stands ready to help in times of crisis, at home and abroad. The Army is a forward-thinking institution. Its creative and talented people drive innovation; every member of the Army is empowered to contribute to giving the Army its edge. It inspires its people to exceptional achievements, allowing them to fulfil their potential by providing the opportunity for every individual to develop skills for life.