What is RAJA?

Raja, previously known as the REME Association Job Agency and now just ‘raja’, was established by The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) in 1993 to support those leaving the Corps in their search for new career opportunities and to assist industry in attracting the talent, commitment and experience of a REME service leaver. Raja… Read More

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Types of Engagement in the British Army

1.0    Introduction This article provides an overview of the types of engagement available in the British Army, specifically the Regular Army. 2.0     What are the Types of Engagement? Personnel in the Regular force of the British Army can be enlisted on one of the following types of engagement: Short Service; Versatile; and/or Local Service. 3.0    … Read More

British Army PTI’s learn new Role Fitness Tests

The British Army’s Physical Training Instructors (PTI’s) have experienced the new Role Fitness Test (Soldier) for the first time. The Army’s fitness experts attended a gruelling training session at The Armour Centre, in Bovington, in early March, where they faced the new Physical Employment Standards (PES) that they will deliver from April 01 2019 to… Read More

Scum of the Earth…

“Our army is composed of the scum of the earth – the mere scum of the earth.” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of… Read More

How Much Does the British Army Spend on Adventurous Training?

Between 2008 and 2017, the British Army spent approximately £106.2 million on adventurous training (AT), split by year as follows: 2008: £7.9m. 2009: £8.1m. 2010: £8.1m. 2011: £8.4m. 2012: £8.7m. 2013: £10.0m. 2014: £12.3m. 2015: £13.1m. 2016: £14.9m. 2017: £14.7m. Caveats: Training Courses at Army Delivery Centres and Army Delivery Wings are open to the… Read More

Analysing the Perceptions of Phase 1 Military Instructors regarding their Role

Research Paper Title What are the Perceptions of Phase 1 Military Instructors regarding their Role? Abstract The aim of this research was to investigate the perceptions of phase 1 military instructors regarding their role and perceived effectiveness in the delivery of teaching. It further examined, whether phase 1 instructors believe their current delivery methods and intuitional parameters allow… Read More

What is the Number of Potential Army Applicants who Failed a Counter-terrorism Check in 2016?

During 2016, less than five British Army applicants that underwent a counter-terrorism (CT) check were rejected on the basis of failing to meet this element of their security check. As per Defence Statistics rules, the number has been rounded to avoid bias and preserve anonymity. Reference FOI 2017/05024 dated 22 May 2017.