Are You A… ‘Crap Hat’?

This article will provide the reader with a description of the term ‘crap hat’, and its association with berets and peak caps. The article will then move on to the history of berets from a military perspective, with an outline of the pertinent facts/dates rather than being a definitive account. Next, the article will discuss… Read More


PARA Platoon on Forces TV Channel

The latest iteration of the Combat Infantryman’s Course (Parachute), (CIC) (Para)), can be viewed in the documentary PARA Platoon currently being shown on Forces TV @ The seven part documentary was first aired in October 2014. The CIC (Para) builds up soldier recruits’ skills and fitness bit by bit. In rough order, this involves learning… Read More