Football team, 4th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment, Army Cup semi-final, 1912
Football is the most popular sport in Britain and, unsurprisingly, the most widely enjoyed game in the British Army. The Army Football Association, a County member of the Football Association (FA), provides administrative support and promotes the game at all levels. It is based at Aldershot, the home of all Army sports.
The Army has several football competitions. The most prestigious of these is the Army Challenge Cup for which all units enter. The cup was first won in 1889 and remains one of the Army's oldest sporting competitions. Apart from during the two world wars, the Army Challenge Cup has been contested every year since its formation.
One of 52 photographs relating to the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), Britain 1906-1912.
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