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

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British Army Restructure Planned

Sweeping changes to the structure and capabilities of the Armed Forces – the most significant since the end of the Cold War – have been announced by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. The integrated review of foreign and defence policy will see £23 billion spent on making the Army more cutting-edge and lethal. It will result… Read More

First Woman to Pass the British Army’s P Company

Aged 28, British Army Captain Rosie Wild has become the first woman to complete the Parachute Regiment’s P Company – which many men fail. Several women have attempted P Company, also known as the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AAPPS), since they were first able to apply in the 1990’s. Physical challenges across the five days… Read More