Holsters And More: Equipment All Gun Owners Should Consider

After purchasing a firearm or getting issued with one (if you are a member of the military), your next step should be to choose which accessories you need to have. Whatever type of weapon you have, you must use accessories that are specifically designed for it – specialised rifle accessories for a rifle, for example.… Read More

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What is the Royal Navy Family and People Support?

Introduction The Royal Navy Family and People Support (RN FPS) is a professional dedicated support service offering bespoke information, family engagement and specialist welfare services to service personnel and their families while also providing guidance to the chain of command. Recruitment It is a non-direct entry role (meaning you must already be a member of… Read More

What is the UK Maritime Component Command?

What Is It? The UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) is the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) operational headquarters (HQ) east of the Suez. Organisation The UKMMC is led by a Commodore (OF-6). It oversees the RN’s Naval Support Facility (NSF) in Bahrain, which opened in 2018, and has a mix of personnel. Personnel work at/or as: The… Read More

What is the Cold Weather Survival Course (CWSC)?

Introduction The Cold Weather Survival Course (CWSC) is an all-encompassing and demanding training programme that introduces personnel to the important skills of survival, moving, and fighting in an Arctic environment. It is delivered by the Royal Marines cold weather experts. The Arctic is an environment that is brutal and can easily kill if you are… Read More

What is the Reserve Forces Foreign Service Arrangements?

What Is It? The Reserve Forces Foreign Service Arrangements (RFFSA) sets out how part-time troops whose civilian jobs require them to be employed in Canada, Australia or the USA on a temporary basis, can apply to serve with a similar Reserve unit in the country they are moving to. Eligibility Applicants have to be supported… Read More

What is Cassino Squadron?

Introduction Cassino Squadron is the first ever British Army Regular-Reserve hybrid squadron. Operational Command The squadron operates under the command of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards. Background Since the spring of 2017 the UK has been providing a rotating reconnaissance element for the Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Poland, under command of the US 2nd… Read More

A Brief Overview of 16 Air Assault Brigade’s Urban Training Facility

Introduction 16 Air Assault Brigade has a remit of being able to engage the enemy, or conduct rescue missions, anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. This requires sharp close quarter battle (CQB) fighting skills which must be learned and then practised on a regular basis. With this in mind, the brigade has installed… Read More