How Many Ration Packs Does the UK Military Use Each Year?

How Many Are Used? Did you know that approximately two (2) million operational ration packs (ORPs) are used by the UK military per year. What About Unused ORPs? Typically, less than 1% of the stock of ORPs requires disposal. The MOD does not sell or auction ORPs that have expired or are close to their… Read More

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What is the Logistic Support Operating Centre (UK)?

Introduction The Logistic Support Operating Centre (LSOC) was recently formed by merging the Logistics Delivery Operating Centre (LDOC) with the Support Operating Centre. The new LSOC sits with the Strategic Enablers Domain within Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), a part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). What Does LSOC Do? LSOC is the functional lead… Read More

What is the Defence Lessons Identified Management System (DLIMS)?

Introduction The Defence Lessons Identified Management System (DLIMS) is a UK Defence-wide database to deal with the collection, management, and distribution of lessons. It is a tool that enables the Chain of Command to allocate responsibilities, track actions, and archive work on each issue but individual Defence Organisations have also developed their own databases, in… Read More

What Aid and Support is a British Veteran and their Family Entitled to Overseas?

Did you know that Veterans can access the same services provided by the Ministry of Defence no matter where in the world they live? Veterans’ Gateway is the first point of call for veterans needing support, signposting veterans to support organisations within their local area or country of residence. The service offers a 24/7 Instant… Read More

What is Ministry of Defence (UK)?

Introduction The Ministry of Defence (MOD or MoD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty’s Government, and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. The MOD states that its principal objectives are to defend the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its interests… Read More

What is the Defence Council of the United Kingdom?

Introduction The Defence Council of the United Kingdom is the body legally entrusted with the defence of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories and with control over the British armed forces, and is part of the Ministry of Defence. Functions Prior to 1964, there were five bodies responsible for the British Armed Forces: the… Read More

What is the Ordnance Factory Board (India)?

Introduction Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) consisting of the Indian Ordnance Factories is a Government agency under the control of department of defence production (DDP) Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government of India. It is engaged in research, development, production, testing, marketing and logistics of a product range in the areas of air, land and sea systems.… Read More