Bolsheviks! The British Army, Discipline, and the Demobilisation Strikes of 1919

Research Paper Title “The British Soldier is no Bolshevik”: The British Army, Discipline, and the Demobilization Strikes of 1919. Background This article considers the breakdown in discipline in the British Army which occurred in Britain and on the Western Front during the process of demobilisation at the end of the First World War. Many soldiers,… Read More

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Ultimate Performance Fitness is Looking for Ex-Soldiers

Ultimate Performance fitness is expanding across the globe, and is looking for more ex-soldiers to join its team. The first Ultimate Performance gym, UP City, was opened in May 2009 with a team of just two full-time Personal Trainers. By January 2014, they had 65 Personal Trainers as well as four personal training gyms, and… Read More

Military Leavers: Fancy Working in the Network Cable & Data Centre Sectors?

Service leavers interested in working in the network cable and data centre sectors can now use enhanced learning credits to access more courses. The funding can be spent on programmes delivered by CNet Training, a technical education provider for the digital infrastructure industry. CNet offers packages from a level three Business and Technology Education Council… Read More

Military Leavers: Fancy An 8-Week Forestry Course?

An eight-week forestry course is now available to those transitioning out of the military. The Royal Forestry Society certificate in arboriculture and forestry is the first land-based skills programme to be approved by the Career Transition Partnership, the official provider of resettlement support for the Armed Forces. The first courses begin in September 2019. Visit… Read More

What is the Number of Service Personnel not Eligible for the Career Transition Partnership (2009-2013)?

The number of Service personnel who left the British Armed Forces between 2009 and 2013 who did not meet the eligibility criteria for enrolling on the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) programme is outlined below. Financial Year UK Service Leavers Not Eligible 2009/2010 18,300 6,960 2010/2011 18,190 5,630 2011/2012 21,500 4,990 2012/2013 23,830 4,330 Notes: Figures… Read More

What is RAJA?

Raja, previously known as the REME Association Job Agency and now just ‘raja’, was established by The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) in 1993 to support those leaving the Corps in their search for new career opportunities and to assist industry in attracting the talent, commitment and experience of a REME service leaver. Raja… Read More

What is Project Firefly?

What is the Purpose of Project Firefly? Project Firefly offers service leavers an opportunity to seamlessly transfer from Regular Service directly into the Maritime Reserve (Royal Naval or Royal Marine Reserve). How Long Has It Been Going? Project Firefly started in April 2013. Extension of Project Firefly In Autumn 2018, it is planned for Project… Read More