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

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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

Battles & Credit…

“Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the… Read More

What is the Soldier, Training & Special Programmes (STSP) Team?

The Soldier, Training and Special Programmes (STSP) Team, part of the Land Equipment Operating Centre, consists of a Programme Management Office (PgMO) and three programme areas: Dismounted Close Combat (DCC); Training & Simulation Systems Programme (TSSP); and Special Projects Search & Countermeasures (SPSCM). The PgMO is made up of a number of different functions. In a customer-facing… Read More