New England Army
The New England Army is the collection of land forces of the Commonwealth of New England tasked with the operation of the conventional ground forces of the New England Armed Forces. It is the oldest branch of the New England military, being older than the country itself. It was formed during the American Revolution to organise colonial militias, and after the conflict ended, maintain peace in the colonies. Its formation was actually the continuation of an earlier military alliance known as the New England Confederation from the 1680s. Through this long lineage, the New England Army proclaims it is the oldest military force in North America.
Due to its heritage, it is the only official political or military flag of the federal government in New England that does not incorporate the Union Jack in the design of its flag, instead it uses a modified version of the army flag flown during the American Revolution defaced with twelve stars, one for each province of New England.
The New England Army has served on every continent, although combat in South America was limited to the Falkland Islands. The New England Army is responsible for the security and logistics of Webster Station in Antarctica, itself a part of the British Antarctic Territory, and the largest settlement of humans on the continent.
Due to the Commonwealth's close ties with the United Kingdom, New Englanders have served alongside Britain in most of her wars, most notable the War in Burma, which the country is still engaged in on a limited basis and in a support role only.