The Other Side of the Hill…

“The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures… Read More


What is ISTAR?

ISTAR is a practice that links several battlefield functions together to assist a combat force in employing its sensors and managing the information they gather. ISTAR includes: Intelligence; Surveillance; Target Acquisition; and Reconnaissance.

Strategic & Tactical Awareness…

“Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.” Miyamoto Musashi (1584 to 1645) Miyamoto Musashi was a famous Japanese soldier-artist of the early Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603 to 1867). He was also known for being a philosopher, writer, and Ronin. His original name was Miyamoto Masana, but he was also known as Shinmen Takezō,… Read More

What is the Link between Horse Riding & RAF Pilots?

Did you know that the Royal Air Force (RAF) has a long tradition of equestrianism (aka horse riding)? Horse riding has its roots in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), the air arm of the British Army from 1912 to the First World War, when it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 01 April… Read More

Rickettsial Infection & Reconnaissance

Research Paper Title An unusual outbreak of Rickettsial infection among army soldiers engaged in reconnaissance mission in Northern Sri Lanka. Abstract Rickettsial infections (RI) are re-emerging in Sri Lanka. Sero-epidemiological studies show that Spotted Fever Group (SFG) is more prevalent in the Central hilly part of Sri Lanka while Scrub Typhus (ST) is predominantly seen in peripheral… Read More