How Many Barracks does the British Army Have?

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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

What is Operation Orbital?

Formally established in 2015, Op Orbital will turn five years old next month. It was recently extended for another three years to March 2023. As part of Op Orbital, staff at the mission’s Kiev-based headquarters are now planning to expand the training to include a broader range of capabilities. Since its inception, more than 17,500… Read More

What is the Future Accommodation Model (FAM)?

Introduction January 2020 sees the launch of the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot at Aldershot Garrison. If personnel are based there – or assigned to the town in the next three years – there are new accommodation options, likerenting or buying a home with financial support from the MoD. What are the Options? There are… Read More