British Army Promotion Policy Changes from 01 July 2020

The Army policy on accelerated promotion is being updated. The new regulations will be live from 01 July for Regular and Reservepersonnel and come into effect from the 2020-21 annual reports. Soldiers graded with a potential recommendation of “exceptional for promotion one rank up” in their annual report, short tour or duty period report and… Read More

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What is the Effect of Infantry Training & Sex on Musculoskeletal Injury Incidence during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Understanding the musculoskeletal injury risk of women in combat: the effect of infantry training and sex on musculoskeletal injury incidence during British Army basic training. Background Until recently, women were excluded from British combat roles. Their risk for musculoskeletal injury during basic training is two to three times higher than men. To… Read More

What is the Bismarck Relay Challenge?

What is the Relay? The Bismarck (4×4) Relay Challenge is a military endurance event, taking place over a 4-mile, off-road undulating route. Where & When Does It Take Place? In October 2019, it took place in the training area of Queen Elizabeth Barracks, North Yorkshire. Who Can Take Part? Members of both the Regular Army… Read More

A General Menace…

“Determined leadership is vital throughout all echelons of command. Nowhere is it more important than in the higher ranks. Generals who become depressed when things are not going well, who lack the “drive” to get things done, and who lack the resolution, the robust mentality and the moral courage to see their plan through to… Read More

What is the British Army’s Contribution to Tropical Medicine?

Research Paper Title The British Army’s contribution to tropical medicine. Background Infectious disease has burdened European armies since the Crusades. Beginning in the 18th century, therefore, the British Army has instituted novel methods for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of tropical diseases. Many of the diseases that are humanity’s biggest killers were characterised by medical… Read More

Bicuspid Aortic Valve & Its Implications for Military Service

Research Paper Title Three cusps are better than two: bicuspid aortic valve and implications for military service. Background Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac malformation. It is an aortopathy and is associated with other congenital heart disease. Although there is no mortality increase with BAV, the natural history increases the risk… Read More