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

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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

What is the British Army’s Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool?

What is the Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool? The British Army has developed a new battlefield/operational situation awareness technology package known as the Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool, and has been “hailed a “game changer”” (Nicholls, 2018). This “battlespace management application” enables improved communication between the US and UK. The Android Tactical Assault Kit (Atak) – which is a… Read More

The Battle…

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave…” Patrick Henry (1736 to 1799) A brilliant orator and a major figure of the American Revolution, perhaps best known for his famed peroration, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me… Read More