What is the Joint Battlespace Management Course (JBMC)?

Aim of the Course To improve awareness of the principles of Joint Battlespace Management, including planning and execution, at both the operational and tactical level, in order to prepare officers to fill staff appointments in joint and component headquarters. Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Sergeant (OR-6) to Lieutenant Colonel (OF-4). IELETS Level 5.5. Duration Five… Read More

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What is Military Tactics?

Introduction Military tactics encompasses the art of organising and employing fighting forces on or near the battlefield. They involve the application of four battlefield functions which are closely related – kinetic or firepower, mobility, protection or security, and shock action. Tactics are a separate function from command and control and logistics. In contemporary military science,… Read More

Emergency Tips in Case of a Snake Bite

Not many people will think about this particular danger when out in the field, but the possibility of a snake bite is definitely something that should be on your mind. There is a lot of countries out there where deadly snakes are common and a bite from one can put you in real danger. North… Read More

Operations: Human vs Material…

“The heart of the matter is to relate the man to his fellow soldier as he will find him on the field of battle, to condition him to human nature as he will learn to depend on it when the ground offers him no comfort and weapons fail. Only when the human, rather than the… Read More

Shoot the Brave!

“General Ewell was so impressed by the conspicuous gallantry of a certain Federal cavalry officer in rallying his troops on the field of battle that he ordered his soldiers not to shoot at the man. [General ‘Stonewall’] Jackson later reprimanded Ewell for this quixotic action, remarking shrewdly, ‘Shoot the brave officers and the cowards will… Read More

What is the National Reserve Headquarters Royal Artillery (NRHQ RA)?

1.0     Introduction This article provides an overview of the British Army’s National Reserve Headquarters, a unit of the Royal Artillery. 2.0     National Reserve Headquarters Royal Artillery The National Reserve Headquarters Royal Artillery (NRHQ RA) is located in Woolwich. As part of Army 2020, an organisational change programme, the NRHQ RA was renamed from… Read More