Category Military Matters

REMEMBRANCE DAY


As one who served in Her Majesty’s armed forces for 20 years, today’s the day I and many others, with or without direct military experience, take some time to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country since the First World War. Some of my buddies in a requisitioned trawler in the South […]

WHAT IF?


I started this blog with my children in mind, as a means of conveying information to them in a way which I hoped they might consider and assimilate.  My assumption was that one’s children are not too keen on listening to Dad’s pronouncements about life, the universe and everything around the kitchen table.  The fact is that […]

ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – LET’S REVIEW AIRPORT SECURITY


According to the BBC, ‘airport security will have to be reviewed in areas where Islamic State militants are active if the air crash in Egypt is found to have been caused by a bomb …’, said the UK Foreign Secretary.  Erm, now hang on a minute; the UK is home to a huge number of […]

MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER


My Fellow British Citizens Here’s the griff.  A British citizen has been beheaded somewhere in the Middle East by a bunch of Islamic Fundamentalist nutjobs.  Indeed, a fellow Brit has beheaded him as far we can tell.  It makes you think the world is going mad, doesn’t it?  But then again look at it this […]

TIME TO DECLARE WAR ON THE ISLAMIC STATE?


All this stuff with the Islamic State crew is certainly making The Powers That Be (TPTB) hot under the collar, isn’t it? The slaughter of James Foley was barbaric.  Generally speaking war is barbaric, even when it’s fought within “rules”, so to speak.  However, I’m going to need some convincing that we – the UK, […]

THE SHREDDING OF THE BRITISH ARMED FORCES


Sign of the times as my Regiment lays up the Standards of 5 of its squadrons (3 having been disbanded), one of which – 48 Squadron RAF Regiment – I commanded from 1992 – 1994 … there are days when I wonder about British government spending priorities as I watch our political class divert £400 […]

ON ‘MARINE A’ AND THE KILLING OF A BATTLEFIELD CASUALTY


It’s a real conundrum living as we do in an age of omnipresent information (in this case an audio-video record of an event that in earlier times would never, ever have been known to anyone other than those directly involved) whilst warfighting remains the same as it has been for a thousand years: hell on […]

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