What is the Transport Specialist Course?

Aim of the Course The aim of the course is to train selected SNCO to be competent and qualified in managing dangerous goods and implementing driving standards, safety policies and campaigns. The modular based training will cover elements of road safety and how to set up convoy support centres and route recce off site. On… Read More

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What is the A400M Team?

The A400M Project Team, part of the Air Support Operating Centre, is responsible for the delivery of the UK’s A400M Atlas transport aircraft to its RAF customer during the period 2014 to 2019. A400M is a collaborative programme involving the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Turkey and Belgium that is contracted through OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Co-operation en matiere… Read More

Desert Warfare: Decisive Factors

“Given equal leadership, equal training, equal supply conditions and air force, the primary decisive factors in desert warfare are the number and manoeuvrability of the tanks and the range of their guns; after that comes the number of field-guns and their range; and then, finally, the number of anti-tank guns, their range and calibre. If… Read More

Faster Horses Please…

“If I would have asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Attributed to Henry Ford (the car maker dude); although Patrick Vlaskovits suggests Ford never actually said this. If people had gotten faster horses rather than cars then the world would be a different place. For example, Ford introduced mass production… Read More