Dissertation Title The Transition and Reinvention of British Army Infantrymen. Abstract Social sciences approaches to the study of Armed Forces Veterans and their capacity to cope with social reintegration, have tended to focus on medicalised accounts of post-service trauma, characterised by Veteran mental health, homelessness, and suicide amongst our Short Service Leavers. Whilst the findings of… Read More
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) provides a range of support and assistance to countries worldwide through the Defence Assistance Fund (DAF) – they do not use the term military aid. Through the DAF, the MOD supports a variety of Defence Engagement activities designed achieve two aims: Provide practical help and assistance to recipient countries;… Read More
Attached is a copy of the latest Official Secrets Act form that is signed by Ministry of Defence (MOD) employees. MOD Form 134 – Official Secrets Acts & Confidentiality Declaration (2008-04). Reference FOI Request FOI2014/04093 dated 20 August 2014.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) (including the British Army, Royal Air Force, and Royal Navy) operate a variety of social media accounts: As of September 2018, there were a total of 720 registered social media accounts: Facebook: 472. Twitter: 240. YouTube: 8. It is important to note that the above are in constant flux,… Read More
The United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Ministry of Defence (MOD) spend a considerable sum on boots for its personnel across the three Services. Between 2004 and 2018, the MOD spent £211,110,250 on boots across four contracts. Between 2017 and 2022, the MOD will spend a further £59,400,000 across another three contracts. Reference FOI Request FOI2018/07154 dated 25 July 2018.
Each year the Ministry of Defence (MOD) runs a Higher Command and Staff Course (HCSC) for those officers it has identified as the most talented and who are expected to reach senior rank. Most attendees are OF-5 and a few are OF-6. Retention rates for graduates of the HCSC were: 2007-2011: 25% had left the… Read More
The ‘Star Count’ initiative is a Ministry of Defence (MOD) policy to monitor the total number of 1-star (general officer rank) and above military personnel to assess whether the target of a reduction in these posts, from 500 in 2010 to 405 in 2020, will be reached. With 431 personnel at 1-star and above on… Read More