New to OCR? Here are some Clothing & Equipment Suggestions

So, you have just plucked up the courage to sign up for your first OCR (aka obstacle course race or ‘mud run’) but you’re not sure if your old gym kit will help or hinder. Wearing the correct, and comfortable, kit whilst training for or during an event can make a great difference to your… Read More

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What is the British Army’s REME Artificer Selection & Training Process?

What are the Types of Artificer? Within the British Army’s Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), there are currently five types of artificer: Artificer Aircraft. Artificer Avionics. Artificer Electronics. Artificer Vehicles. Artificer Weapons. How Are Potential Artificers Identified? Potential artificers are initially identified through the Potential Artificer Assessment Board (PAAB). Although the PAAB does not… Read More

Outlining the Role of Physical Fitness in Mortality among Men with Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title Combating Sloth as Well as Gluttony: The Role of Physical Fitness in Mortality among Men with Type 2 Diabetes. Introduction In this issue, Wei and associates report the results of their survey of 1,263 men with type 2 diabetes who self-reported their physical activity and were evaluated for physical fitness and cardiovascular… Read More

Weapons: Intellectual vs Military…

“People have killed only when they could not achieve their aim in other ways … there is a broadened strategy, with intellectual weapons … Why should I demoralize the enemy by military means if I can do so better and more cheaply in other ways?” Adolf Hitler (1889 to 1945) Adolf Hitler is one of… Read More

What was the Number of Candidates Eligible for Promotion in REME (2010-2016)?

Below is the number of candidates eligible for promotion from Sergeant (Sgt) to Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) between 2010 and 2016. Table 1: Promotion Year 2013-2014 Promotion Rank Eligible for Promotion Numbers Promoted Medical Grading Below P2 FE WO1 150 100 20 WO2 230 110 20… Read More

Highlighting the Association between Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness & Physical Inactivity as Predictors of Mortality in Men with Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Physical Inactivity as Predictors of Mortality in Men with Type 2 Diabetes. Background Although physical activity is recommended as a basic treatment for patients with diabetes, its long-term association with mortality in these patients is unknown. Objective To evaluate the association of low cardiorespiratory fitness and physical inactivity… Read More

Defense or Attack…

“Strength lies not in defense but in attack.” Adolf Hitler (1889 to 1945) Adolf Hitler is one of the most well-known – and reviled – figures in history. As the leader of Nazi Germany, he orchestrated both World War II and the Holocaust, events that led to the deaths of at least 40,000,000 people. In… Read More