5 Ways To Prepare for Combat Duty

The period before a combat deployment can considerably tire you, both physically and mentally. The very thoughts of war, especially if it is your first time on the battlefield, can take a heavy toll on you. But even so, it is necessary to keep calm and prepare in the best way you possibly can. Here… Read More

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DCLPA Formally Opened by Princess Royal

The Princess Royal heralded a new tri-Service training era as she formally opened the Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration. The colonel-in-chief of the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was shown around the site at Worthy Down, which has been the focus of a £300 million transformation project over recent years. The state-of-the-art facility brings… Read More

What is an Enhanced Light Force Battalion?

A raft of advanced kit is being shipped to the personnel of 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment as they take on an innovative new role in the Army’s structure. As the Service’s first enhanced light force battalion (ELFB), the Cyprus-based soldiers will experiment with new weapons, sights, communications equipment, robotic platforms and unmanned aerial systems… Read More

Comparing Performance in Training with MyMIMIR

Trials of kit that allows troops to compare their performance in training took place in Sennelager last month. The MyMimir system will be tested by around 30 soldiers from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh during Exercise Tallinn Dawn – part of their preparations for Operation Cabrit. Named after a figure from Norse mythology, the tool… Read More

Martial Arts In The Military

When someone mentions the word military, what comes to mind? Probably high-tech gear, insane weapons, tanks and ships, and all that. When someone talks about martial arts, the first thing that might pop inside your head might be hand-to-hand combat and flying daggers. But can you imagine martial arts in the military? Sounds absurd, we… Read More

How Camouflage Netting Protects Soldiers

Introduction Soldiers require equipment and technology that will help them succeed in their operations. Camouflage allows soldiers to conceal themselves and their equipment from the enemy. While it has proven effective in the past, recent military technological developments by competing military forces make it more difficult to remain undetected. Scanning equipment now goes beyond visuals… Read More

What is the Cyber Operator Attitude & Aptitude Assessment?

Introduction The Cyber Operator Attitude and Aptitude Assessment aims to seek out British Armed Forces personnel who have a particular skill for cyber work (Allison, 2013). What is Cyber Security? “Cyber security is a body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programmes and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access.” (Allison,… Read More