All British Armed Forces Roles are now Open to Women

On 25 October 2018, It was announced by the Defence Secretary that all roles in the British Armed Forces are now open to women. From Thursday 25 October 2018, women: Already serving in the British Army can apply to transfer into the Infantry. Civilians will be able to apply from 21 December 2018. Basic training… Read More

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What is the Incidence of MSK Injuries during Basic Training for the Different British Army Infantry Regiments?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal injuries in British Army recruits: a prospective study of incidence in different Infantry Regiments. Background Musculoskeletal injuries and attrition incurred during basic military training are a significant socioeconomic burden across many Defence Forces. In order to plan an injury prevention strategy, the purpose of this study was to quantify the regiment-specific… Read More

British Army Fitness Tests to be Re-written

After the decision by the MOD to open ground close combat roles (i.e. Infantry and Armoured) to women last year, the British Army’s fitness test will be evaluated to ensure women can (physically) qualify for these front line roles. Although all roles will be open to women from 2018, the new physical training standards will… Read More

ADF: Game-Based Training & Dismounted Infantry Teams

Research Paper Title Evaluating the Effectiveness of Game-Based Training: A Controlled Study with Dismounted Infantry Teams. Abstract Computer games are increasingly being used by armed forces to supplement traditional methods of military training. While the potential benefits of these games are well documented; there is little objective evidence to support their perceived training benefits, especially… Read More

What are the Biomechanical & Lifestyle Risk Factors for Medial Tibia Stress Syndrome in British Army Recruits

Research Paper Title Biomechanical and Lifestyle Risk Factors for Medial Tibia Stress Syndrome in Army Recruits: A Prospective Study. Background Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common injury in active populations and has been suggested to be a result of both biomechanical and lifestyle factors. The main aim of this study was to determine… Read More

British Army Infantry Training: What are the Factors Associated with Failure to Complete?

Research Paper Title Identifying and Understanding Factors Associated with Failure to Complete Infantry Training among British Army Recruits. Background Over 30% of the British Army’s Infantry Recruits who underwent training between 1999 and 2003 failed to complete their training. Previous studies have focused predominantly on identifying the cumulative reasons for failure. There is a dearth… Read More