How Many Land Rovers Does the MOD Have?

On 01 January 2018 the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence (MOD) had between 8,214 and 8,262 Land Rover (High Specific) vehicles in service. On 31 December 2018, the MOD stated there were 8,214 in service, which consisted of: Truck Utility Light; Truck Utility Medium; and Battlefield Ambulance variant. The MOD further stated that between… Read More

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The RAF’s First Ever Female Air Marshal

In February 2019, the Royal Air Force (RAF) announced it had appointed an engineer to become it first ever female Air Marshal, a three-star Commander (OF-8). Sue Gray has become the most senior female military officer in the British Armed Forces, taking up the role of Director General of the Defence Safety Authority (DSA). In… Read More

What is the Number of Under 18’s Deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan?

“In dealing with a similar PO in 2013, a total of seven, service personnel under the age of 18 were identified as having been deployed in the period 2007-10 in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon closer inspection of the information, only two out of the four service personnel were actually deployed to Iraq before the age… Read More

What Impact will Brexit have on the UKHO?

What is the UKHO? The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is the UK’s agency for providing hydrographic and marine geospatial data to mariners and maritime organisations across the world. The UKHO is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and is located in Taunton, Somerset with a workforce of approximately 900 staff. Research… Read More

What is the Defence Discount Service Card?

The Defence Discount Service provides discounts for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community both: Online; and On the high street. Defence Discount Service is home of the Defence Privilege Card, the vetted discount card that can be used in stores, restaurants and venues to obtain armed forces discounts. This discount card… Read More

UK Armed Forces Feedback Processes

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has a number of methods by which staff can submit feedback or suggestions to senior management. These include: The Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS). Tri-Service Reserves Continuous Attitude Survey (ResCAS). These are annual surveys which ask members of the Armed Forces to share their views of service life. The… Read More