Causes of deaths among veterans of the Falklands campaign: 1982 to 2012

Causes of deaths among veterans of the Falklands campaign: 1982 to 2012

There is an enduring perception that more personnel have committed suicide since 1982 than those killed during operations

It seems Defence Statistics have produced the definitive answer

Published today…

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Russian Mud

Watch till the end

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMwdQN-2f2w

Tank drivers, ave shit em!

The US version

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p05mf6rk18A

I couldn’t find a video of a Challenger getting stuck because I understand they don’t :)

I did find this though

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMuYOftbIm8

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Tags: Vehicles

Submarine Rescue

If one operates #submarines it stands to reason that you must also maintain a submarine rescue capability, to do otherwise would be criminally negligent. The UK has a very effective, globally deployable capability that it operates alone and in conjunction with allies as a shared service.

With speculation about a possible stricken Russian mini submarine near Sweden, time for a look at those…

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Defence Related Parliamentary Answers - to October 17th 2014

Defence Related Parliamentary Answers – to October 17th 2014

A regular summary of defence related #parliamentary answers and Written Statements.

Fairly thin pickings at the minute, only statements…

Reserve Forces (Defence Objectives)

The Minister for the Armed Forces (Mr Mark Francois):Changes brought about by the Defence Reform Act 2014 allow reservists to be called out under new section 56(1B) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 if it appears to the Secretary…

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OP GRITROCK - Sierra Leone and Ebola

OP GRITROCK – Sierra Leone and Ebola

As RFA Argus sails South I think a few thoughts on Ebola are due.

Generational Threat

Fresh from lecturing the world about the generational threat posed by ISIS (followed by limited resources and even less resolve) David Cameron finds himself pontificating on the generational threat from Ebola.

He then went on to lecture other world leaders about ponying up resources.

He also made the claim that…

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British swimsuit calendar shot on Utah National Guard base ‘without proper authorization’ sparks investigation - NY Daily News

British swimsuit calendar shot on Utah National Guard base ‘without proper authorization’ sparks investigation – NY Daily News

Video showing behind the scenes of the ‘Hot Shots 2015′ calendar shoot has sparked an investigation by the Utah National Guard into whether it may have been shot using its facilities, equipment and personnel without authorization.

Bikini-clad British babes shot a risqué swimsuit calendar — including several posing with automatic rifles — at a Utah National Guard base without proper authorization.

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The President is Coming

The President is Coming

of Singapore.

So, time for a spot of practice.

The Household Division was making its final preparations this morning for next week’s three day State Visit of the President of Singapore.

While London slept the horses and men of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment carried out an early morning rehearsal of their role as Sovereign’s Escort. They were joined by the First Battalion Grenadier Guards…

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Royal Air Force Train to Meet ISIS Mig 21’s in Combat

It’s Friday, couldn’t resist

Tags: Iraq

HMS Argyll heading to Bermuda | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

HMS Argyll heading to Bermuda | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News

HMS Argyll is heading to Bermuda to provide disaster relief assistance after Hurricane Gonzalo.

The #royal navy warship is steaming towards the island from the Caribbean and could get here as early as Saturday.

The Type 23 Frigate has been on counter narcotics patrols in the Caribbean.

But she has been called for by the Bermuda Government in the wake of the hurricane to provide emergency…

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How to use air power in Iraq for a good cause - The Guardian

How to use air power in Iraq for a good cause – The Guardian

This is an interesting article in the Guardian;

The tents left over from our invasion of Afghanistan could easily be brought in to save Iraqi refugees’ lives – but it requires David Cameron to act now.

In the country around Irbil there are about 120,000 refugees who have fled Islamic State (Isis). Winter is coming and large numbers may die. The British army is clearly not going to be deployed to…

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Tags: Logistics