The Strands of War…

“The Strands of War are four in number, … I. The quality and capability of the commander. II. The quality and capability of the troops. III. Morale. IV. Resources.” Lieutenant Colonel A.H. Burne, DSO, RA (Retired), The Art of War on Land (1944) Alfred Higgins Burne D.S.O., C.I.E., O.B.E., F.S.A. (1886-1959) was a British Army… Read More

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What Impact will Brexit have on the UKHO?

What is the UKHO? The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is the UK’s agency for providing hydrographic and marine geospatial data to mariners and maritime organisations across the world. The UKHO is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and is located in Taunton, Somerset with a workforce of approximately 900 staff. Research… Read More

How Much Does the British Army Spend on Adventurous Training?

Between 2008 and 2017, the British Army spent approximately £106.2 million on adventurous training (AT), split by year as follows: 2008: £7.9m. 2009: £8.1m. 2010: £8.1m. 2011: £8.4m. 2012: £8.7m. 2013: £10.0m. 2014: £12.3m. 2015: £13.1m. 2016: £14.9m. 2017: £14.7m. Caveats: Training Courses at Army Delivery Centres and Army Delivery Wings are open to the… Read More

A Defence Medical Services Perspective on Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA)

Research Paper Title Military Aid to the Civil Authorities: a Defence Medical Services perspective. Abstract This paper describes the policy and principles for the provision of Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA). It emphasises the importance of following the proscribed process in order to avoid possible political, legal, reputational and financial pitfalls. It outlines… Read More

Gender & the Australian Army: Preparing for the Future & Military Capability

Report Paper Title Teaming: An Introduction to Gender Studies, Unshackling Human Talent and Optimising Military Capability for the coming Era of Equality: 2020 to 2050. Abstract Gender has been a high-profile issue within the Army over the last five years. In response to Pathways to Change (PtC), Army has introduced significant changes in a short period.… Read More

British Army Mortars Course

After completing their combined Phase 1 (basic) training and Phase (employment) training, known as the Combat Infantryman Course (CIC), newly qualified soldiers may attend the 4-week Mortars Course. The course has a number of challenging objectives that cover all aspects of mortaring, including: Exercises operating in offensive and defensive environments; and Exercises operating in rural… Read More

Outlining Strategies for Enhancing Military Physical Readiness in the 21st Century

Research Paper Title Strategies for Enhancing Military Physical Readiness in the 21st Century. Abstract Military readiness is negatively impacted by the near-epidemic incidence rate of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). MSIs represent a major threat to the health and fitness of our Soldiers and a risk to our Nation’s ability to project military power. This risk is… Read More