Poor Bloody Management…

“Late in February 1949 sailors on the Canadian destroyer Athabascan, on a spring training cruise to the Caribbean, staged a nonviolent demonstration, and the following week, in Far Eastern waters, so did about one-third of the 150-man crew of HMCS Crescent. The Athabascan was one of the escorts of the aircraft carrier Magnificent, thirty-two of… Read More


Non-Freezing Cold Injury (NFCI) with Cold Allodynia & Neuropathy

Research Paper Title A 4-year follow-up of non-freezing cold injury with cold allodynia and neuropathy in 26 naval soldiers. Background Non-freezing cold injuries (NFCI), which typically may occur in military personnel, may result from exposure to cold, at temperatures around 0 °C or above, and worsened by wind and moisture. The injury is due to… Read More

No Risk, No Win…

“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.” John Paul Jones (1747 to 1792) John Paul Jones, original name John Paul, was an American naval hero in the American Revolution, renowned for his victory over British ships of war off the east coast of… Read More

What is Project Gunwharf?

Outline of Project Gunwharf Shore employment opportunities for all general service junior ratings (JRs). Divisional care responsibility to the employing officers/senior ratings. Provide clear branch/specialisation employment pathways that provide meaningful, rewarding and beneficial shore employment opportunities. Interim Operational Capability April 2018 at PORFLOT/DEVFLOT. Full Operational Capability April 2019 at PORFLOT/DEVFLOT. Why Change? The current JR waterfront… Read More

What is Dame Agnes Weston’s Royal Charity for the Naval Service?

What is “Aggie Weston’s”? “Dame Agnes Weston’s Royal Charity for the Naval Service” (or “Aggie Weston’s”) is one of the oldest naval charities and has been serving members of the naval service and their families since 1876. What is the Role of Aggie Weston’s? Provision of Pastoral Support to serving members of the Royal Navy and… Read More

Diplomacy By Other Means

“Vietnam attempts a delicate strategic balancing act Near the point where Vietnam bulges deepest into the South China Sea lies Cam Ranh Bay, perhaps the finest natural deep water harbour in South-East Asia. France based a fleet there in colonial times. Russian ships made use of it in the Russo-Japanese war, Japanese ones during the second world war… Read More