Does 1.5 mile Run Time & Body Mass Predict 8 Mile Loaded March Performance?

Research Paper Title 1.5 mile run time and body mass predict 8 mile loaded march performance, irrespective of sex. Background To develop a statistical model to predict 8 mile Loaded March (LM) performance and quantify differences in physical characteristics for men and women British Army Personnel. Methods 135 trained soldiers (87 men; 48 women) completed… Read More

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Strength & Majesty of the British Soldier…

“Then was seen with what a strength and majesty the British soldier fights.” William Napier (1785 to 1860) Sir William Francis Patrick Napier was a British general and historian who fought in the Napoleonic Wars, particularly in the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal; he wrote the popular History of the War in the Peninsula…,… Read More

What is the Unit Cost for Employing & Maintaining a Paratrooper?

The capitation rate for a member of the Parachute Regiment in the financial Year 2014/15 was £43,168. This included: Pensionable and non-Pensionable Pay; Earnings-Related National Insurance Contributions (ERNIC); and Superannuation Charges Adjusted for Past Experience (SCAPE). Reference FOI 2014/01589/73049 dated 10 June 2014.

What is the Relationship between 1.5-mile run time & Injury Risk in Female Recruits during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Running to breaking point? The relationship between 1.5-mile run time and injury risk in female recruits during British Army basic training. Background The 1.5-mile best-effort run is used in the British Army to assess the fitness of all recruits and trained service personnel by means of the physical fitness assessment (PFA). The… Read More

What was the Average Enlistment Age for the British Army (2011-2014)?

The average age on enlistment to the untrained Regular, other ranks only, between 2011 and 2014 was 20 years 8 months. This figure is based on those who joined the untrained Regular Army only (may include rejoiners) and therefore excluded all officers, Gurkhas, full-time reserve service (FTRS), mobilised reserves, Army Reserve, and all other reserves.

What was the Number of 5.56 & 7.62 Rounds of Ammunition Purchased by the British Army in 2014?

During the financial year 2013/2014, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) purchased, for use by the British Army: 113 million rounds of 5.56 x 45 mm ammunition; and 19 million rounds of 7.62 x 51 mm ammunition. Reference FOI 2014/03875 dated 04 August 2014.

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