The Military Value of Maps…

“When general william sherman was ordered to strike at the heart of the Confederacy during America’s civil war, he first asked for a map of Georgia and Alabama. The document he received, coloured like a patchwork quilt, was like none produced before it. Officials had annotated it county by county with data from the 1860… Read More

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Success & Competence…

“Success demands a high level of logistical and organizational competence.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice elicited exceptional pride within… Read More

Are British Army Personnel Still In Iraq in 2018?

“As part of our support to the Iraqi government following the recent advance of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists into Iraq, the UK has sent personnel into Iraq to help out with logistics and liaison with Iraqi authorities. These are not combat troops and have not been involved in fighting, or supporting fighting, and are… Read More

What is the UK National Codification Bureau (UKNCB)?

The UK National Codification Bureau (UKNCB) logs every item used by the three Services. Codification creates a detailed catalogue of everything our Armed Forces use on a daily basis – not just weapons systems and hardware, but spares, clothing, medical items, food and anything else the Services need to operate effectively. Technical descriptions of every item are stored on a… Read More

The Line of Supply is…

“The line of supply may be said to be as vital to the existence of an army as the heart to the life of a human being. Just as the duelist who finds his adversary’s point menacing him with certain death, and his own guard astray, is compelled to conform to his adversary’s movements, and… Read More

For Want of A…

“For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe, the horse was lost; For want of a horse, the rider was lost; For want of a rider, the battle was lost.” Benjamin Franklin (1706 to 1790) Benjamin Franklin, also known as Ben Franklin and by the pseudonym Richard Saunders, was… Read More