Does the UK Military Have Any Railways?

Introduction The UK military has access to various rail assets and even had its own military railway units. MOD Railhead Facilities The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has railhead facilities at: Ashchurch; Bicester; Glen Douglas; Kineton; Longtown; Ludgershall; Warminster; Marchwood Port. Marchwood Port is owned by Solent Gateway Ltd but the MOD holds some rolling stock… Read More

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What is Military Logistics?

Introduction Military logistics is the discipline of planning and carrying out the movement, supply, and maintenance of military forces. Outline In its most comprehensive sense, it is those aspects or military operations that deal with: Design, development, acquisition, storage, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, and disposition of materiel. Transport of personnel. Acquisition or construction, maintenance, operation, and… Read More

Rail Construction Sector Training for Veterans

A programme to help veterans get jobs in the rail construction sector has resumed after the coronavirus pandemic halted activity. The Break Point Academy, which was set up by SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton, runs free training packages in conjunction with Orion Rail, a contractor of Network Rail. “We’re taking the lads and… Read More