What was the Hundred Years’ War?

Introduction The Hundred Years’ War was a series of conflicts in Western Europe from 1337 to 1453, waged between the House of Plantagenet and its cadet House of Lancaster, rulers of the Kingdom of England, and the House of Valois over the right to rule the Kingdom of France. It was one of the most… Read More

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The Military Physical Loading Questionnaire & the Effects of Occupational Loading

Research Paper Title The test-retest reliability of the Military Physical Loading Questionnaire (MPLQ). Background Despite the high prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries, there is a shortage of data quantifying the risk factors attributable to cumulative occupational demands among UK Military personnel. The researchers developed a new comprehensive questionnaire that examines occupational and operational physical loading during… Read More

What are the Rates of Medical Downgrade in the UK Armed Forces?

What is the percentage of personnel downgraded by service? 7% of UK Naval Service personnel were medically downgraded (MLD or MND) on a permanent basis; 11% of UK Army personnel were medically downgraded to (MLD or MND) on a permanent basis; and 6% of UK RAF personnel were medically downgraded to (MLD or MND) on… Read More

Are Pre-service Military-related & Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces?

Research Paper Title Pre-service Military-related and Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces. Background The UK Armed Forces (UKAF) have a substantial manning deficit as more personnel leave than join. This article identified pre-service, military, and mental health factors giving rise to leaving the UKAF and estimated the contributions to leaving of… Read More

UCAS Information Support for Military Students

An advice page on university applications has been set up for Armed Forces students by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). It includes information for children, veterans and spouses, and can be found by searching “Armed Forces” on the UCAS website at https://www.ucas.com/search/explore?keywords=armed+forces. (scroll down when page loads).

UK Military Spouses: Accompanied Postings & Well-being

Research Paper Title ‘It’s nice to just be you’: The influence of the employment experiences of UK military spouses during accompanied postings on well-being. Background Repeated military relocations (accompanied postings) can have a detrimental effect on employment and well-being among the spouses and partners of military personnel. Methods Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 19… Read More

Analysing Colic in the British Military Working Horse Population

Research Paper Title Colic in the British military working horse population: a retrospective analysis. Background Colic is a common and potentially life-threatening condition of horses. Multiple risk factors have been previously identified and it is known that a careful management routine can help reduce colic rates. The British military working horse population represents a unique… Read More