I’ve Got an Idea about some Hardware People!

“People, ideas, and hardware – In that order!” Colonel John R. Boyd (1927-1997) A United States Air Force fighter pilot and Pentagon consultant of the late 20th century, whose theories have been highly influential in the military, sports, business, and litigation. Boyd inspired the Lightweight Fighter programme (LWF) that produced the successful General Dynamics F-16… Read More

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Soldiers & Blood vs Glory & Generalship…

“A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general.” Henry George Bohn (1796-1884) A British publisher who is principally remembered for the Bohn’s Libraries which he inaugurated. These were begun in 1846, targeted the mass market, and comprised editions of standard works and translations, dealing with history, science, classics, theology and archaeology.

What is the Number of WO1s in the Royal Artillery?

According to the British Army’s Army Personnel Centre, located in Glasgow, there were 48 WO1s (warrant officer’s class one) in the Royal Artillery in 2016. Two of these WO1s were Master Drivers. Reference FOI Request: FOI 2016-06991 dated 02 August 2016.

Rewards: Earned not Given…

I have a philosophy in life that rewards should be earned and not given, and the excerpt below brilliantly exemplifies that philosophy: There is a good story told, of one of Napoleon’s marshals, Lefebvre, the gallant old soldier who became Duke of Danzig. A civilian friend was once envying him his house and decorations and other awards. At… Read More

Linking Capability & Vision…

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king!” I understand the quote is attributed to Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, or Erasmus of Rotterdam, a 16th-century Dutch Renaissance humanist. He was also a social critic, Catholic priest, teacher and theologian. The quote is an idiom. The basic idea is, if surrounded by people less… Read More