The First Thing…

“The first thing a young officer must do when he joins the Army is to fight a battle, and that battle is for the hearts of his men. If he wins that battle and subsequent similar ones, his men will follow him anywhere; if he loses it, he will never do any real good.” Field… Read More

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Good & Bad…

“In the British Army, there are no good battalions and no bad battalions, no good regiments and no bad regiments. There are only good and bad officers.” Field Marshall Sir William Slim (1891 to 1970) echoing Napoleon. William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim of Yarralumla and Bishopston, was a British Field Marshal and Chief of the… Read More

British Army Colonel Commandant Appointments

What is a Colonel Commandant? Colonel commandant is a military title used in the armed forces of some English-speaking countries. The title, not a substantive military rank, could denote a senior colonel with authority over fellow colonels. Today, the holder often has an honorary role outside the executive military structure, such as advocacy for the… Read More

A New Life…

“The British Army gives many a new life. Its not a job, but a lifestyle. Even if you come from nothing, and had the worst upbringing. It gives you a family, job security and some real life lessons.” Reference Spencer, N. (2019) This is for Anyone That’s Struggling with Life. Available from World Wide Web:… Read More

What is a Warrior Breakfast?

Soldiers are being encouraged to start the day with healthier meals to boost them for early morning exercise. Defence contractor Aramark has created the new menu in collaboration with HQ Regional Command. The so-called warrior breakfast includes options such as smoothies plus yogurt and fruit – while snacks such as avocado on toast are available… Read More

Are There Sex Differences in Training Loads during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Sex Differences in Training Loads during British Army Basic Training. Background To compare training loads between men and women during 14 weeks of British Army standard entry basic training. Methods Thirty-one male (mean ± SD: age, 21 ± 4 yr; height, 1.78 ± 0.08 m; mass, 77.1 ± 10.5 kg) and 28… Read More

Discover Your (Military) Benefits!

The British Army provides its personnel with a variety of entitlements, but knowing all the entitlements available can be confusing. However, personnel now have information at their fingertips thanks to the launch of the Discover my Benefits website. Available to all Regular and Reserve personnel as well as families and anyone who is interested in… Read More