Who was David Niven?

Introduction James David Graham Niven (01 March 1910 to 29 July 1983) was an English actor, memoirist and novelist. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Major Pollock in Separate Tables (1958). Other noted roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in… Read More

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Who was J.F.C. Fuller?

Introduction Major General John Frederick Charles “Boney” Fuller CB CBE DSO (01 September 1878 to 10 February 1966) was a senior British Army officer, military historian, and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare, including categorising principles of warfare. With 45 books and many articles, he was a highly prolific author whose… Read More

What was the Aden Emergency (1963-1967)?

Introduction The Aden Emergency, also known as the Radfan Uprising, was an armed insurgency by National Liberation Front (NLF) and Front for the Liberation of Occupied South Yemen (FLOSY) during the Cold War against the Federation of South Arabia, a protectorate of the United Kingdom, which now forms part of Yemen. Partly inspired by Gamal… Read More

What was the Auxiliary Territorial Service?

Introduction The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS; often pronounced as an acronym) was the women’s branch of the British Army during the Second World War. It was formed on 09 September 1938, initially as a women’s voluntary service, and existed until 1 February 1949, when it was merged into the Women’s Royal Army Corps. The ATS… Read More

Career Management is Just a Click Away

An online tool is set to help personnel take better charge of their working lives. The career management portal allows users to browse roles and opportunities across the whole British Army, including those outside their current rank and cap badge, much like a civilian job search. Accessible via personal devices, the software will enable troops… Read More

What is an Enhanced Light Force Battalion?

A raft of advanced kit is being shipped to the personnel of 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment as they take on an innovative new role in the Army’s structure. As the Service’s first enhanced light force battalion (ELFB), the Cyprus-based soldiers will experiment with new weapons, sights, communications equipment, robotic platforms and unmanned aerial systems… Read More

Comparing Performance in Training with MyMIMIR

Trials of kit that allows troops to compare their performance in training took place in Sennelager last month. The MyMimir system will be tested by around 30 soldiers from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh during Exercise Tallinn Dawn – part of their preparations for Operation Cabrit. Named after a figure from Norse mythology, the tool… Read More